Sonoma County Law Enforcement Association

2018 - 2019 SCLEA
Memorandum of Understanding:
Article 16: Shift Differential Premium

16.1 Eligible Employees In CO/PO Units

  1. Evening or Night Shift
    Employees shall be eligible for a shift differential when assigned to an evening or night shift that begins at or after 2:00 p.m. and prior to 5:00 a.m.
  2. Shift Premium Compensation
    Shift premium compensation shall be an additional five percent (5%) per hour above the employee’s base hourly rate for each hour actually worked on an evening shift or a day shift as defined in a. above, and in Section 16.3 below.

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16.2 Dispatcher Shift Premium Pay

Employees in the classes of Communications Dispatcher I/II, Senior Communications Dispatcher, and Supervising Communications Dispatcher are entitled to receive shift differential if the employee is assigned and actually works an evening or night shift. For purposes of this Article only, an evening shift is defined as beginning at or after 2:00 p.m. and prior to 7:00 p.m., while a night shift is defined as beginning at or after 7:00 p.m. and prior to 5:00 a.m.

  1. An employee in a class identified above shall receive five percent (5%) per hour above the base hourly rate for each one (1) hour actually worked on an evening shift.
  2. An employee in a class identified above shall receive ten percent (10%) per hour above the base hourly rate for each one (1) hour actually worked on a night shift.

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16.3 Special Day Shift Consideration

Employees who work a day shift wherein fifty percent (50%) or more of the employee’s work shift, exclusive of overtime, is actually worked after 2:00 p.m. shall be eligible to receive shift premium for the hours actually worked after 2:00 p.m. This provision applies to all employees covered by Section 16.1 and 16.2.

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16.4 Park Ranger Shift Premium Pay

16.4.1 Park Ranger I/II Shift Premium Pay

Employees in the classes of Park Ranger I/II entitled to receive shift differential premium, shall be paid as follows:

An employee whose shift starts at 7:00 a.m. or later and ends by 7:00 p.m. shall not be eligible for shift pay.

An employee who is assigned to work and actually works fifty percent (50%) or more of his or her assignment on an evening shift, (2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.), or a night shift, (10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.), is entitled to receive a shift differential premium for hours worked as defined below:

  1. Shift differential premium pay shall be paid only for hours worked on the defined shift.
  2. An employee who is assigned to and works fifty percent (50%) or more of his or her shift hours between 2:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. shall receive the evening shift differential premium specified in Section 16.4.2.  The evening shift premium shall be paid for all hours worked after 2:00 p.m. and up to the ending of the assigned shift, if the night shift premium eligibility does not apply.
  3. An employee who is assigned to and works fifty percent (50%) or more of this or her shift hours between 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. shall receive the night shift premiums specified in Section 16.4.2.  The night shift premium shall be paid for all hours worked after 10:00 p.m. up to the ending of the assigned night shift, if the evening shift premium eligibility does not apply.

16.4.2 Shift Differential – Evening And Night

  1. Evening shift premium: five percent (5%) of the base hourly rate per hour, for each eligible hour as specified above 16.4.1b.
  2. Night shift premium: ten percent (10%) of the base hourly rate per hour, for each eligible hour as specified above 16.4.1c.

16.4.3 Shift Differential – Split Shift

An employee assigned to and who actually works a split workday shall receive shift differential based on the time at the beginning of each half shift. Split shifts occur with a scheduled break of more than one hour.  Each portion of the shift is treated separately as described in Section 16.4.1b and 16.4.1c above.

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