Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, overtime shall be accomplished within rank classification on a rotating basis. Overtime lists by rank classification shall first be established by seniority. Overtime assignments will first be offered to the employee at the top of the list who will be off-duty during the hours of the offered assignment. If that employee accepts, works or refuses the assignment, his/her name will be moved to the bottom of the list and the next employee will be contacted. If that employee cannot be contacted, the next employee will be called, but the first employee will not lose his/her place in the rotation. In the event the overtime work list is exhausted, the Chief of Police, or his designee, may order the first employee contacted at the top of the list to accept the overtime assignment.
Under no circumstances other than in emergency shall any employee be scheduled to work more than sixteen (16) consecutive hours without having at least (4) hours off. Employees may not be offered, or accept any overtime (including, but not limited to, squad work, dispatch, private/extra duty, and any special assignments) that would cause an employee to be scheduled more than sixteen (16) hours of work within a twenty-four (24) hour period without having at least four (4) hours of off-duty time, or be ineligible to work their regularly scheduled shift. Any officer who accepts an overtime assignment, but does not report for the assignment, shall lose thirty (30) days of eligibility for additional overtime assignments. All employees who are unable to report for their normal tour of duty for any reason are required to notify the department as far in advance of the start of the tour as is possible, and an officer scheduled for overtime who, for a legitimate reason cannot report for the assignment shall not be subject to the thirty (30) day eligibility loss provided he/she provides as much notice in advance of the tour as is possible.
In the event of an error in the calling procedure, and an eligible employee is passed over, the eligible employee shall be offered the next overtime assignment which the employee can accept within the next two (2) weeks from the date the employee was passed over. This paragraph will not affect the hiring of overtime employees who have already been hired. The two (2) week time limitation will not apply if the employee is on sick leave, injury leave, or vacation leave and thereby unavailable to work. The two (2) week period will begin when the employee returns from such leave.
a.In the event an officer is hired from the overtime lists for patrol overtime and assignment is cancelled and the officer has not been contacted to notify the assignment is cancelled prior to his/her arrival for duty, the officer shall have the following options of choice upon arrival for duty:
1.Work four (4) hour overtime and move on the OT List, or
2.Decline four (4) hour overtime assignment and not move on the List.
When any employee works overtime, it will not affect the regular shift assignments of the men/women on that shift. The overtime men/women will fill whatever beat assignments are left open as replacements to the employees who are assigned to the cars on the fourth shift, or any shift, or where needed by the City.
a.In the event that an employee works overtime equal to or in excess of four (4) hours that is not a continuation of their shift or as a result of a private duty hiring error, s/he shall