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Article 9: Work Schedules, Extra Duty Assignments and Overtime

Collective Bargaining Agreement for Security Employees

9.1

The normal workweek shall begin on Saturday, 12:01 a.m., and end on Friday at midnight within which full-time employees shall normally be assigned five (5) consecutive work days of eight (8) hours each. Alternative work schedules may be implemented in order to address either employees’ or the College’s verifiable needs, as determined by the Chief of Security or designee. Flexible work schedules may be implemented on an occasional and/or temporary basis. Employees affected by a schedule change shall receive reasonable notice of the change.  Notification does not apply to emergencies or overtime.

9.2

A bargaining unit wide seniority system shall be used for overtime assignments provided the event for which the overtime is being offered is more than seven days hence, and provided the SOIs who are seeking to perform overtime for the event in question, indicate their interest no later than seven days before the event is to commence. For events that are to take place sooner than seven days, or if no officer from an outlying campus indicates an interest in performing overtime by the seven-day mark for events more than seven days hence, the employees who normally work at the campus where the overtime exists shall be notified, in order of seniority, and shall have first rights of work or refusal. If there are insufficient volunteers at the campus, the supervisor will hold over the least senior person at that campus on a rotating basis.

9.3

The practice of double shifts shall be minimized. No employee will be required to work more than two (2) double shifts back to back without a verifiable operational need.

9.4

Employees are allowed to eat while on duty so long as eating does not interfere with the operational needs of the College. Employees at all times must respond to the safety and security needs of the college. If the College decides to implement a structured unpaid lunch period employees will be given advance notice and eating will be limited to the scheduled lunch period.

9.5

The parties acknowledge that due to the nature of Security work structured breaks are not necessary.

9.6

The College reserves the right to introduce other work schedules due to verifiable institutional needs. Employees affected by schedule changes shall be given reasonable advance notice regarding the change. Notification does not apply to emergencies or overtime. If the change in work schedules is for a duration of greater than one week and involves a group of employees, they shall receive five (5) work days advance notice.

9.7

Extra Duty Assignments and Overtime for Normal Duty Assignments - Extra duty assignments are defined as assignments made to an employee that are outside of the employee’s normally assigned work schedule. Extra duty assignments shall be made by seniority, however, on site availability takes precedence over seniority. If no volunteers are available assignments will be made by reverse seniority. These assignments may result in overtime payment if the employee has actually worked in excess of forty (40) hours in the designated work period. A list of extra duty volunteers shall be maintained and posted in a conspicuous location. Officers who wish to volunteer are responsible for putting their name on the list.

9.7.1

Extra Duty/Overtime will be assigned by management, and approved in advance by the Chief of Security or the Chief of Security’s designee, based upon the needs of CNM.  This is the only procedure that applies to the authorization of overtime. No employee is authorized to begin their shift early or end their shift late unless pre-authorization is obtained in accordance with this procedure. No employee may change their normal duty hours without written authorization from the Chief of Security or the Chief of Security’s designee. Whenever an employee works overtime, the employee is responsible for recording the overtime on the time sheet that coincides with the pay period when the overtime is actually worked. Employees are required to work assignments they are given.

9.7.2

Employees who are assigned and work overtime will be compensated at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2 ) times their regular rate of pay for time actually worked in excess of forty (40) hours in the work week.

9.7.3

Overtime records are in accordance with the Colleges Public Records Policy.

Scheduled Assignments

Periodically management will post extra duty assignments that are anticipated to become available. The extra duty assignments will be posted at all campuses on the same day and volunteers may begin signing up the next day. Employees may volunteer for such assignments. In the event two or more employees volunteer for the assignment at the exact date and time, seniority will be the determining factor if the department determines the employees have the interchangeable skills necessary to fulfill the needs of the department. An employee who does not report for an assignment for which they volunteered shall be considered absent without approved leave. If there are insufficient volunteers at the campus, the supervisor will hold over the least senior person at that campus on a rotating basis.

Unscheduled Assignments

Employees wishing to be contacted for unanticipated assignments shall notify the department in a manner determined by the Chief of Security and their names will be placed on a list. The department will attempt to contact no more than three (3) employees per event who have the particular skill needed to perform the assignment. In the event none of the three who are contacted accept the assignment, on a rotating basis the least senior employee with the particular skills needed will be held over or given an advance extra duty assignment. Employees who refuse 3 assignments during the bid cycle shall be dropped from the list for a period of four (4) months. It shall not be considered a refusal to not answer the phone, however if this appears to be a pattern, the employee will be given one warning and then dropped from the list for a period of four (4) months.

Operational Override

In the event the department determines in a particular circumstance that the extra duty/overtime assignment process will not meet the departments operational need, assignments will be made by the department to meet the operational need.