Sec­tion 1.  Work Day and Work Week.  The nor­mal work day shall be defined as ten (10) con­sec­u­tive hours for road deputy sher­iffs and dis­patch­ers.  The nor­mal work week shall be defined as four (4) con­sec­u­tive work days for deputy sher­iffs and dis­patch­ers.  All time in excess of the hours worked in the nor­mal work day and nor­mal work week, forty (40) hours, Sun­day through Sat­ur­day, shall be com­pen­sat­ed as pro­vid­ed in Sec­tion 2.  The def­i­n­i­tion of the nor­mal work day or the nor­mal work week may be made only by mutu­al agree­ment between the­Union and the Employ­er.  An excep­tion to the def­i­n­i­tion of the nor­mal work week may be made for any deputy sher­iff assigned to a “relief deputy” schedule.

Each offi­cer shall be allowed a thir­ty (30) minute meal peri­od per tour of duty.  This meal peri­od shall be con­sid­ered out of ser­vice time dur­ing which the offi­cer will be sub­ject only to pri­or­i­ty calls.  Offi­cers will be allowed to take peri­od­ic cof­fee breaks as long as they are not out of ser­vice and prop­er­ly per­form their assignments.

Sec­tion 2.  Over­time Pay­ment.  All over­time in excess of the hours required of an offi­cer by rea­son of the officer’s reg­u­lar duty, as not­ed in Sec­tion 1, whether of an emer­gency nature or of a non-emer­­gency nature, shall be paid at one and one-half (1 ½) times his/her actu­al hourly rate of pay for work per­formed in excess of hours in a giv­en work day payable in excess of forty (40) hours.  Hours worked in this Sec­tion and in Sec­tion 1 above include hours com­pen­sat­ed for furlough/vacation and hol­i­days.  Com­pen­sato­ry time may be paid in lieu of over­time pay­ment if the offi­cer in his dis­cre­tion so elects.  Com­pen­sato­ry time will be cal­cu­lat­ed at the same rate as over­time pay.  Over­time rate shall be com­put­ed on the basis of com­plet­ed fif­teen (15) minute seg­ments.  Comp time shall be grant­ed at such times and in such time logs as are mutu­al­ly agreed upon between the involved offi­cer and a super­vi­sor; per­mis­sion to uti­lize comp time shall not be unrea­son­ably denied by the super­vi­sor if oper­a­tional require­ments will not be adverse­ly affect­ed.  Comp time shall be grant­ed in blocks of that officer’s nor­mal tour of duty.

In the event an emer­gency is declared by the Employ­er as many of the offi­cers shall be con­tin­ued on duty for such num­ber of hours as may be necessary.

It is under­stood that train­ing assigned by the Employ­er is con­sid­ered time worked for the pur­pos­es of this Sec­tion.  Addi­tion­al­ly, time spent in tran­sit on extra­di­tion trips beyond the hours in the nor­mal work day are sub­ject to over­time compensation.

Sec­tion 3.  Call Back.  A call-back is defined as an offi­cial assign­ment of work, which does not con­tin­u­ous­ly pre­cede or fol­low an officer’s reg­u­lar­ly sched­uled work­ing hours.  Offi­cers report­ing back to the Employer’s premis­es at a spec­i­fied time on a reg­u­lar­ly sched­ule work day shall be com­pen­sat­ed for two (2) hours at the appro­pri­ate over­time rate or be com­pen­sat­ed for the actu­al time worked, whichev­er is greater, at the over­time rate.

Sec­tion 4.  Court Time.  Offi­cers cov­ered by this Agree­ment required to attend court out­side their reg­u­lar­ly sched­uled work hours shall be com­pen­sat­ed at the over­time rate with a min­i­mum of two (2) hours.

Sec­tion 5.  Work Sched­ule.  Work sched­ules show­ing the officer’s nor­mal shifts, work days, and hours for the quar­ter shall be post­ed on all depart­ment bul­letin boards at all times, four­teen (14) days pri­or to begin­ning of sched­ule.  Offi­cers shall not have their sched­ules changed in order to accom­mo­date the sched­ul­ing of part-time/aux­il­iary employ­ees or to avoid pay­ment of over­time pay.

Sec­tion 6.  Vol­un­tary Assignments/Extra Shifts.  Vol­un­tary over­time assign­ments or extra shifts (includ­ing extra­di­tion assign­ments) with­in a divi­sion shall be offered to offi­cers on the basis of senior­i­ty and needs of the Employ­er through use of a turn sheet.  When an over­time shift occurs, the offi­cer shall be con­tact­ed by phone.  If the offi­cer accepts the assign­ment or refus­es, his name shall go to the bot­tom of the turn sheet.  In the event of a refusal or unavail­abil­i­ty, the next offi­cer on the turn sheet shall be called.  The Employ­er reserves the right to assign over­time when vol­un­teers are not avail­able, or if a spe­cial need of the Employ­er exists.  Assign­ments requir­ing spe­cial­ized skills or cer­ti­fi­ca­tions (i.e. DARE, canine, etc.) are not sub­ject to the turn sheet.