Except as otherwise provided by Charter, any authorized time worked in excess of the forty (40) hours during the employee’s normal work week (a fixed and regularly recurring period of 7 consecutive twenty-four hour periods) shall be considered overtime and compensable at the rate of one and one-half (1 ½) times the overtime worked, whether compensated by monetary payment or by the granting of compensatory time off. Overtime resulting from required attendance at training classes or training meetings shall be compensable at the straight-time rate in an amount equal to the overtime worked unless monetary payment at a different rate is prescribed for an employee covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). For the purpose of determining eligibility for overtime compensation, effective March 1, 2015, only County-recognized paid holidays shall be considered time worked. All other absences with pay shall not be considered time worked. The smallest increment of working time that may be credited as overtime is six (6) minutes. Portions of six (6) minutes worked at different times shall not be added together for the purpose of crediting overtime. Overtime shall be calculated from the employee’s base pay only unless another rate is specified by the FLSA.

In recognition and effective upon the change in overtime calculation as described above, the salary ranges for all classifications in the bargaining unit will increase by one-half percent (0.5%).