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Article 17 Overtime

​Master Agreement Between the Government of the Province of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees​​

​​​​​​17.01

An Employee may be required to work hours beyond regularly scheduled hours to overcome unexpected workloads and to meet extraordinary situations. Such overtime shall be authorized by the Employer.

17.02

An Employee who has been authorized to work overtime and who is employed in a classification that is not excluded from premium overtime payment shall be compensated as follows:

​​​​(a)

Where overtime is controlled on a daily basis:



(i)

Subject to Clause 17.07, for overtime hours worked on a regularly scheduled work day at time and one half the Employee’s regular hourly salary for the first two (2) hours worked in excess of the Employee’s regular daily hours and at double the Employee’s regular hourly salary for hours worked in excess of two (2) hours;

(ii)

For overtime hours worked on day(s) of rest:




(a)

at time and one-half the Employee’s regular hourly salary for all hours worked up to the equivalent of full normal daily hours and double time for additional hours worked thereafter, on a compressed work week day off or on the Employee’s regularly scheduled first day of rest; and



(b)

at double the Employee’s regular hourly salary for all hours worked on subsequently scheduled day(s) of rest in that rest period;



(iii)

For purposes of this subsection, authorized travel on government business shall be considered working hours and when authorized outside of normal working hours, or on a regularly scheduled day of rest, the overtime rates of this subsection shall apply except that an Employee shall not be compensated for travel spent proceeding to and from their usual place of work and residence.


(b)

Where overtime is controlled other than on a daily basis, in accordance with appropriate subsidiary agreements.

17.03 

Any overtime worked by the Employee may be claimed as compensatory time off with pay in lieu of a cash settlement. However, compensatory time off shall be scheduled before the end of the current fiscal year (March 31) to be taken at a mutually agreeable time within twelve (12) months from the date that the overtime was worked. All overtime not scheduled and approved as compensatory time off by the end of the current fiscal year shall be paid out in cash.

17.04

An Employee who requests for personal reasons, and who as a result of such a request, is authorized to work daily or weekly hours in excess of the Employee’s normal requirement, shall be compensated for the extra hours worked at straight time rates. It is not the intent of this section to deny overtime rights to an Employee.

17.05

(a)

An Employee who is required to attend a training course or seminar on the Employee’s normal day of work shall be paid at straight time rates for the hours spent on training to a maximum of the Employee’s normal daily hours of work for that period. Overtime rate shall apply to any hours worked beyond the normal daily maximum.


(b)

An Employee who is required to attend a training course or seminar on a regularly scheduled day of rest shall be paid at overtime rates for all hours spent on training or attending the seminar.


(c)

An Employee who is required to attend a training course or seminar, which necessitates travel outside of the urban area in which the Employee is employed shall be compensated at overtime rates for the actual hours spent in travel provided such travel time is in excess of the Employee’s normal daily or weekly hours of work.

17.06

Overtime payment or compensatory time off shall be calculated to the nearest quarter hour and shall not be allowed twice for the same hours.

17.07

Overtime pay shall be calculated from the annual salary rate in effect at the time overtime is worked regardless of any subsequent retroactive change in that rate.

17.08 

Part-time Employees working less than the normal hours of work stated in Clause 16.01 who are required to work longer than their usual daily or weekly hours shall be paid at the rate of straight time for the hours so worked until they exceed the normal daily or weekly hours for full time Employees in the same Class, after which the overtime provisions of Clause 17.03 shall apply.

17.09

Where Employees are working flexible hours, or a modified work week, the conditions as provided in Supplement II to this Agreement shall apply.​

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