Salary Resolution No. 95-0926 Revised December 2018 Section 9: Stand–By
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9.1 Stand-By Defined
Stand-by duty requires that an employee be designated by the County, be ready to respond as soon as possible, be reachable by telephone or pager, be able to report to work in a reasonable amount of time, and refrain from activities which might impair their ability to perform assigned duties.
9.2 Stand-By Compensation
When the County assigns an Unrepresented Confidential or Unrepresented employee to standby duty, the County shall compensate the employee at the rate of $4.75 per hour for all standby compensation. If and when the County calls and employee back to work, the employee shall be paid call-back pay described in Section 9.3 and shall not receive standby until the employee returns to standby status. The County shall not pay an employee for both call back and standby pay for the same hours worked.
Notwithstanding other provisions of this Resolution, each person employed as an Unrepresented Extra Help employee in a position wherein the salary scale is established pursuant to a negotiated Memorandum of Understanding between the County and other unions shall be paid at the same rate of pay as other employees in the bargaining unit for each hour assigned to stand-by with a minimum eight (8) hour stand-by assignment. No stand-by shall be considered as time worked. In no case shall an employee continue to receive stand-by pay once called back to work.
Unrepresented Confidential employees and Unrepresented 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 or for each hour actually worked, whichever is greater, at the rate of one and one-half (1 1⁄2) times the employee’s base hourly rate of pay. Time worked, for which to employee is entitled to call-back 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 overtime, only time actually worked and travel time shall be considered. The County shall not pay an employee for call-back pay, standby pay, and phone work pay during the same period of time. Notwithstanding other provisions of this Resolution, each person employed as an Unrepresented extra-help employee in a position wherein the salary scale is established pursuant to a negotiated Memorandum of Understanding between the County and other unions shall be paid at the same rate and manner as other employees in the bargaining unit when called back.
9.4 Phone Work Compensation
With the department head's approval, an Unrepresented employee or an Unrepresented Confidential employee may be called upon to resolve work related problems by telephone without having to return to the work site. Compensation for such work shall be a minimum of one (1) hour at the rate of one and one-half (1 1⁄2) times the employees base hourly rate of pay for any hour in which a telephone call is made or received. 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 at the rate of one and one half (1 1⁄2) times the employees base hourly rate of pay for all telephone calls made or received within that next hour. Phone work performed during a regularly scheduled telecommuting assignment is not eligible for payment under this section. The County shall not pay an employee for call-back pay, standby pay, and phone work pay during the same period of time.