Overtime as Part of the 40-Hour Workweek
MRP Agencies may establish a 40-hour basic workweek that includes over-time hours as part of the basic 40-hour workweek (5 CFR 610.111[a] & ).
Example: The employee’s basic workweek is 12 hours on Sunday, 8 hours on Monday and Friday, and 12 hours on Saturday.
In this example, the employee is paid 8 hours of regular time for Sunday, Monday, Friday, and Saturday. In addition, the employee receives 4 hours of overtime on Sunday and Saturday for the hours that exceed 8 in a day. The employee is also entitled to a 25% Sunday differential, which may not exceed 8 hours.
In this example, if an employee is granted annual on Saturday/Sunday, then he/she would be charged 12 hours annual leave for each day. Eight hours would be paid at the base rate of pay and 4 hours at the overtime rate of pay for both Saturday and Sunday.
Use of such a tour requires that Programs advise employees, in writing, of the specific days and hours of the regularly scheduled administrative workweek that are not a part of the basic workweek (5 CFR 610.111[b]). This means that in advance of the administrative workweek, Programs must identify, in writing, the 40 hours that will make-up the employee’s basic work schedule. It is these hours that are creditable for leave accrual purposes.