206.0 VII-4.60- POLICY ON SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL FOR CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES
 
 
  (Approved by the Board of Regents on June 19, 1991; Amended
  November 12, 1993)
 
 
    I. Eligibility
 
       A.   Shift differential applies only to regular classified
            employees of the University of Maryland System who render
            a service within a department that operates on two or
            more regularly scheduled shifts daily.
 
       B.   Departments Operating Two Shifts Daily - Qualifying Shift
 
            Employees who work a regularly scheduled shift starting
            between 2:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. shall be eligible for
            extra compensation.
 
       C.   Departments Operating Three Shifts Daily - Qualifying
            Shifts
 
            Employees who work an evening shift or night shift shall
            be eligible for extra compensation.  The hours for these
            shifts are determined at each institution by the
            institution's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or designee.
 
       D.   When working a qualified shift, regular part-time
            classified employees working 50 percent or more will be
            eligible for shift differential on a prorated basis.
 
   II. Provisions
 
       A.   Any person who works on all or a part of a scheduled
            qualifying shift whether or not the employee is assigned
            to that shift, is to receive full or pro rata
            differential provided for the employee's class and pay
            scale.
 
       B.   An employee who fails to work a qualifying shift, even
            though regularly assigned to it, by reason of leave
            without pay is not eligible to claim the shift
            differential for such shift.  Payment of shift
            differential is authorized for an employee who is
            permanently assigned to a qualifying shift while on
            approved leave with pay.  Such payment of shift
            differential will cease, however, after 10 work days of
            continuous paid leave for which there had been a shift
            differential payment.
 
       C.   An employee who is on a permanent schedule of rotating
            shifts is eligible to claim the shift differential only
            while on a qualifying shift.  An employee is also
            eligible for shift differential payment while on approved
            leave with pay if the leave is taken while scheduled for
            a qualifying shift.  All other restrictions in Section I
            (above) apply.
 
  III. Compensation
 
       A.   There shall be different levels of shift differential
            pay, and each level shall be assigned to a designated
            group of salary grades.  Shift differential pay rates and
            levels, as approved by the Chancellor or designee, are
            published for general information.
 
       B.   A separate shift differential shall be paid to an
            eligible employee who is scheduled to work overtime from
            a qualifying shift into another qualifying shift.  This
            payment is in addition to any overtime payment or
            compensatory time to which the employee may be entitled.
 
       C.   A separate shift differential on a prorated basis shall
            be paid to an eligible employee who is scheduled to work
            overtime from a non-qualifying shift into a qualifying
            shift, provided that the employee works at least one-half
            of a qualifying shift.  This payment is in addition to
            any overtime payment or compensatory time to which the
            employee may be entitled.
 
       D.   Shift differential shall be paid to employees in
            equivalent flat rate classifications at the same rate as
            their graded counterparts.
 
 
  IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES:
 
       Each Chief Executive Officer shall develop procedures
       necessary to implement this policy and submit a copy to the
       Chancellor.
 
  Replacement for:    UM Personnel Policies and Rules for Classified
                      Employees - Section III Compensation, page
                      III-8