How to Work After Hours

While the nature of the work in some newly hourly-paid positions is difficult to confine to a traditional 8am-5pm workday, it is essential for federal compliance that affected employees track time for all work-related activities including emailing, texting, being on call, training, and conferences, among other things. Managers and employees are encouraged to put in place practices to help employees be accountable for their time while also maintaining the expected level of service required of these positions.

To work after hours, employees must follow these steps:
  1. Discuss the need to work after hours with your supervisor. This discussion must happen BEFORE any work is performed after hours and both the employee and supervisor must agree.
  2. With your supervisor, clearly define the tasks that will be done and how much time can be spent working after hours.
  3. You and your supervisor must agree BEFORE work is done how you will be compensated if working after hours causes you to work more than 40 hours in a week. University policy allows for overtime pay, comp time, or an adjustment to your work schedule on another day. Adjustments to work schedules must be made in a single work week. 
  4. 'Volunteering' to work longer hours is not allowed. All hours must be paid.