APHIS Imports & Exports Overtime Interpretation
The purpose of the Overtime Interpretation Supplement is to achieve uniform interpretation and application of overtime regulations nationwide and is to be used for determining overtime entitlements. It is not intended as instruction for making assignments.
This supplement contains the official interpretation and clarifi-cation of APHIS Directive 402.3 Premium Pay for Employees Performing Inspection and Quarantine Services Relating to Imports into and Exports from the United States. It will be updated and expanded as necessary.
This supplement was developed from a group of overtime scenarios sent to field locations as a questionnaire. Work unit representatives responded to the scenarios. The responses revealed inconsistencies in determination of overtime entitlements.
Correct overtime entitlements and rationales for all the overtime scenario questions as determined by the Interregional Overtime Interpretation Committee are included in the supplement.
This supplement is not intended to be all inclusive. The overtime scenarios clarify specific overtime issues which may have been misinterpreted in the past.
All other interpretive documents pertaining to the overtime entitlements addressed in the supplement, other than those included in the Appendix are superseded.
The following system has been established to communicate questions from the field and to distribute official responses:
Assume the following for all scenarios unless otherwise noted:
|**||Tour of Duty (TOD) is 0800 - 1630, Monday through Friday.|
|**||Officer has been assigned jobs within metropolitan area.|
|**||Officer has not worked overtime since completion of TOD.|
|**||The term "call out" used in the scenarios is synonymous with the term "call back" as used in APHIS Directive 402.3.|
|**||The terms ETA/ATA apply to all carriers and cargo activities.|