|Subchapter 4610 - Tours of Duty
Section I - Nonstandard Tours of Duty
Subsection a - First-40-Hour Tours of Duty
| What is a First-40-Hour Tour?
Sometimes conditions prevent advance determination of the specific work hours, the number of hours per day, and/or the specified workdays. In such cases, the agency may designate the first 40 hours of the administrative workweek in a pay status as an employee's basic workweek. The first 40 hours in a pay status are considered regularly scheduled for premium pay and hours of duty purposes.
The following rules apply:
Note: The employee may or may not be called to work on all of the days designated as part of the employee's basic workweek;
| What if I schedule the 7th day but the total for the week does not exceed 40 hours?
||Under 1st 40, the basic work week must be completed within 6 days. Any work performed on the 7th day is in addition to the basic work week and must be paid as irregular or occasional overtime (OT) work.|
| What if I am required to work 10 hours on Friday but I will not complete my 40 hours of work until Saturday?
Regardless of FLSA status, in this type of scenario, you are only entitled to OT for work in excess of 8 hours in a day that is ordered and approved if:
| What do I receive if the office is closed for the day due to inclement weather?
||If the office is closed due to inclement weather and you would otherwise be at work, your supervisor may grant you up to 8 hours excused absence for that day.|