Overtime is defined as actual time worked on the job, exceeding 40 hours during the standard University workweek. Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays do not qualify as actual time worked. The Fair Labor Standards Act does not allow averaging time between weeks (for example, if twenty (20) hours are worked one week and sixty (60) hours another, averaging forty (40) hours per week, then a payment would have to be made for twenty (20) hours of overtime for the second week).

The standard University workweek is 12:01 a.m. Sunday - midnight Saturday.


Exempt Status
Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act do not apply. Therefore, positions in the exempt status category are not eligible for overtime payments. Usually, persons in executive, administrative, and management classifications are included in this category.

Exempt employees should not keep track of hours worked.

Non-Exempt Status
Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act do apply and positions in this category are eligible for overtime payment. Generally, persons who are paid hourly and who are on the bi-weekly payroll schedule are non-exempt employees. Overtime must be scheduled and approved by the employee's immediate supervisor.