The County Work Schedules include 5.8, 4/10 and 9/8/1 and flex-time. The appointing authority shall establish and modify work schedules for all employees.
19.3.1 Schedule - Flex-Time Schedule
A Flex-Time work schedule is a non-regular work schedule with or without a consistent pattern as to the number of work hours per day or week, but an arrangement whereby the employee is obliged to perform work and be responsible for flexing the hours of his/her own work schedule in accordance with a written agreement between the employee and the appointing authority.
Employees may request and department heads may utilize flex-time schedules whenever such schedules will be beneficial to the County and will not incur overtime beyond the County’s usual and customary overtime needs under the employee’s regular work schedule. An employee and the County must agree to and complete a written agreement specifying the work week, scheduled days of the week, and hours to be regularly worked for the flex-time assignment.
The appointing authority may assign an employee to a flextime schedule; if so assigned, an exempt Unrepresented employee or an exempt Unrepresented Confidential employee will be eligible for overtime only when the hours worked exceed eighty (80) hours in a pay period.
Non-exempt employees assigned to a flextime schedule will be eligible for compensation for overtime when required by law or when the employee's pay status hours exceed forty (40) in the employee's regular seven (7) day work period. The appointing authority may discontinue the flextime schedule and reassign an employee to a normal daily work schedule.
If an Unrepresented Confidential or Unrepresented employee requests in writing a change in schedule for the employee's own convenience and the appointing authority grants the request, the employee shall waive overtime as long as the total number of hours does not exceed eighty (80) in any one pay period. Statutory overtime cannot be waived.
Employees in Unrepresented Administrative Management positions shall work any and all hours necessary in the performance of their assigned duties, without overtime and without regard to fixed work schedules.
19.3.2 Schedule - Alternative Work Schedules
An Alternative Work Schedule is a regular fixed schedule that is other than the standard 5/8 schedule (eight hours per day, five days per week). Examples include a 4/10 schedule (ten hours per day, four days per week) or a 9/8/1 schedule (eight, nine hour days and one eight hour day with one day off in a biweekly pay period). Such alternatives are offered to allow workable schedules for employer and employee and must not create overtime as required under any sections of this Resolution, or as required by law.
Employees may request and department heads may utilize alternative work schedules whenever such schedules will be beneficial to the County and will not incur overtime beyond the County’s usual and customary overtime needs under the employee’s regular work schedule. An employee and the County must agree to and complete a written agreement specifying the work week scheduled days of the week, and hours to be regularly worked for the alternative work schedule. Non-exempt employees assigned to an alternative work schedule will be eligible for overtime compensation when the employee performs any authorized work in excess of forty (40) hours in a work week. The County reserves the right to discontinue the alternative work schedule and reassign an employee to a normal daily work schedule based on the operation needs of the department.
19.3.3 Schedule – Incidental Flex Time
An Unrepresented Confidential or Unrepresented employee may request, and a supervisor may approve, incidental flex time in which an employee works variable work hours with corresponding flex hours off. All requests and approvals shall be in writing. Non-exempt employees must take all flex hours off within the forty (40) hour work week in which the variable hours are worked, and exempt employees must take all flex hours off within the eighty (80) hour pay period in which the variable hours are worked. Employees who participate in an incidental flex time arrangement shall waive daily overtime for time designated as flex time worked.
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