Sonoma County Law Enforcement Association

2018 - 2019 SCLEA
Memorandum of Understanding:
Article 15: Standby and Callback

15.1 Standby

Standby duty requires that an employee designated by the Department Head to be so assigned during off-duty hours, be ready to respond as soon as possible, be reachable by telephone or pager, be able to report to court within a specified period of time, and refrain from activities which might impair the employee’s ability to perform assigned duties.

An employee will not be assigned to standby duty if the employee has already worked six (6) consecutive work days, unless an emergency situation is declared by the Department Head. An employee will not be assigned to more than one (1) block of standby duty in a 24-hour period, consisting of consecutive hours. The provisions of this paragraph do not apply to the Fire Inspector class series or Helicopter Pilot. Each such employee who is assigned to standby shall be paid $3.25 for each hour that the employee stands by on call.

The Fire Inspector series stand-by pay shall be $6.82 per hour. The Helicopter Pilot standby pay shall be $6.82 per hour.

No employee shall be paid standby and other compensable duty simultaneously.

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15.2 Standby For District Attorney Investigators

District Attorney Investigator will be paid fourteen percent (14%) of base salary for all hours employees are actually assigned to be on standby within a pay period in accordance with departmental procedures.

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15.3 Call-Back

Except as indicated in this Section, employees who are called back to work after having completed the normal shift and after having left the work site, shall be entitled to receive a minimum of two (2) hours pay at the applicable rate for all callbacks received within that two hours call-back period. Such employees, who are called back to work, shall be compensated for regular time or overtime, as the case may be. Employees working in the job classifications of Fire Inspector I/II and Sr. Fire Inspector, who are called back to work after having completed the normal shift and after having left the work site, shall be entitled to receive a minimum of four (4) hours pay at the applicable rate for all callbacks received within that four hours call-back period.

Such employees who are called back to work shall be compensated for regular time or overtime, as the case may be.

Employees who are called back to work while on a duty free meal period will be paid for time worked, according to Section 17.2.

Time worked, for which the employee is entitled to compensation, shall include reasonable travel time to and from the employee’s residence via the shortest commonly traveled route. No employee shall continue to receive standby pay once called back to work or while receiving call back pay for hours worked, or while guaranteed minimum is paid.  For purposes of computing statutory overtime, only time actually worked and travel time shall be considered.

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15.4 Court Call-Back

Employees who are required to appear in court in response to a valid subpoena in their off-duty time shall receive a minimum of four (4) hours of overtime. Any payment for overtime shall be in accordance with the provisions of Article 14. Time worked, for which the employee is entitled to compensation, shall include reasonable travel time to and from the employee’s residence via the shortest commonly traveled route.

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15.5 Phone Work Compensation

With the Department Head’s approval, an employee may be called upon to resolve work related problems by telephone without having to return to the work site. Such work shall be treated as time worked. Compensation for such work shall be a minimum of one (1) hour of pay for any and all telephone calls received or made within that one (1) hour period. In the event a later telephone call is received after the prior one (1) hour of telephone work time, and the call required the employee to again resolve work related problems by telephone, the employee shall be paid for an additional one (1) hour of pay for all telephone calls received within that next hour.

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