Policies & Procedures
Classified Employees
Shift Differential
(Non-Exempt Employees)
(updated 09/17/2009)

General Information

      Shift differential is only paid to classified employees in non-exempt positions (positions that are eligible for overtime compensation). Classified employees in exempt positions (positions that are not eligible for overtime compensation) are not eligible for shift differential. Shift differential pay is currently thirty cents (0.30) per hour.

Shift differential is paid for the total hours worked on a regular work schedule when the regularly scheduled hours begin before 6:00 a.m. or end after 5:59 p.m. An employee is not eligible for shift differential pay if they occasionally start work before or end work after these times.

Shift differential is paid only on hours worked during the employee's regular work schedule. It is not paid on leave taken (i.e. holiday credit, vacation or sick leave, compensatory time used, etc.) or when the employee works unscheduled hours before or after a normal day shift.


Reporting Shift Differential Hours

Shift Differential
Earnings Code: SF1
Multiplier: $0.30 per hour worked
Description: Used to report shift differential pay.
Used By: Classified Non-Exempt
Count Towards FLSA? No
Count Towards Leave Accrual? No


Reporting Example - Shift Differential


      Sherry Shiffdiff regularly works from 1:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. She is eligible for shift differential pay because her regular work schedule ends after 5:59 p.m. She work the following during the 6/29/97 - 7/12/97 pay period:

Week 1: She does not work on the July 4th holiday that falls in week 1. She is not paid SF1 on the holiday.

Week 2: She works her regular schedule.

Click here to see the time sheet for this example.


Click here for more information on reporting time worked and leave taken