FML 2.12 - On-Call Compensation
Due to the emergency nature of some of the responsibilities of the Facilities Management Department, it is occasionally necessary for designated personnel to be placed on an “on-call” status to insure adequate response to operations. The purpose of this letter is to detail how such status will be invoked and how it will be compensated.
Anyone who is required to be on-call for a specific period of time, either through a pager or telephone, shall be required to respond as instructed and shall be compensated at the rate of $1.00 per hour for each hour of the on-call status. Failure to respond while in the on-call status may result in disciplinary action and forfeiture of the on-call compensation for that particular period of time.
Nothing in these procedures is intended to preclude the University from calling employees into work on an as-needed basis who are not in an on-call status. Employees who are not in an on-call status and who do not respond or cannot be reached for an unanticipated call in will not be subject to disciplinary action.
These procedures and compensation do not apply to situations during the normal work week (i.e., Monday - Friday) where an employee is informed of a pre-determined, specific reporting time prior to the end of the preceding work day. For example, if a snow crew member is instructed to report for snow removal operations the next day at 5:00 a.m., then he or she shall not be deemed to be in an on-call status and shall not receive the related compensation. However, if the employee is instructed to report at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, he or she is considered to be in an on-call status and the compensation applies.
Effective Date: November 1, 1997 Revised: January 1st, 2005