Section 1. Definition Credit hours are given for authorized work performed by an employee in excess of his/her regularly scheduled tour of duty on any workday in order to vary the length of a subsequent workday. Such work is compensated by an equal amount of time off (i.e., one (1) hour of work in excess of the employee's regularly scheduled tour of duty is compensated by one (1) hour off on a subsequent workday.) Work performed for credit hours is differentiated from overtime work, which is ordered or directed by management in excess of the employee's basic hours. Work performed for credit hours is not compensated as, nor is it subject to the rules and regulations governing, overtime work.
Section 2. Approval Approval to earn and use credit hours must be requested in advance. Supervisors will consider operational requirements when considering requests to work credit hours. Employees who need close supervision because of disciplinary or performance-related considerations may be excluded from working credit hours.
Section 3. Earning and Using Credit Hours
- Employees may earn up to twenty-four (24) credit hours and carry over up to twenty-four (24) hours per pay period except where the Library demonstrates operational needs.
- Employees may earn credit hours in an initial increment of thirty (30) minutes, and then in fifteen (15) minute increments.
- Employees working for credit hours may work a maximum of eleven (11) hours per day on a regularly scheduled workday, or eleven (11) hours on their maxiflex/compflex day.
- Employees may earn credit hours during the flexible bands. Employees working fixed schedules are not eligible for credit hours. Employees whose normal hours of duty fall on Saturday may earn credit hours between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
- Management may require the employee to work overtime instead of credit hours.
- Credit hours are to be used in the same manner as annual leave.
Section 4. The Library retains the right to terminate the credit hours program in accordance with 5 USC 6122 and 6131 (Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules). The Library will bear the burden of showing that the program is likely to have an adverse agency impact.
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