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Policies & Procedures
University Support Staff Employees
Stand-by Pay
(updated 06/08/2014)

This information will not be used after GUS HR go-live on June 18, 2017.
Please contact HRS staff ( or x. 4191) if you have questions or need assistance.

General Information

University support staff employees in non-exempt positions (positions that are eligible for overtime compensation) are eligible for stand-by pay. Stand-by pay is two dollars and twenty-five cents ($2.25) per hour for each hour the employee is required to serve on stand-by time. Stand-by time means a period of time outside an employee's regularly scheduled work hours, during which the employee is requested, at University direction, to remain available to the University within a specified response time of not less than one (1) hour or more than two (2) hours.  Stand-by assignments shall be limited to work situations where a probability for emergency recall of an employee exists.

Employees on stand-by who are called in to work shall be compensated for the actual hours worked at the appropriate rate of pay.  They shall not be paid stand-by compensation in addition to the appropriate compensation for the hours actually worked.  Only the hours actually worked by the employee shall be credited in determining eligibility for overtime compensation.

Reporting Stand-by Pay

Stand-by Pay
Earnings Code: ST1
Multiplier: Paid $2.25 for every hour on stand-by.
Description: Used to report stand-by time.
Used By: University Support Staff Non-Exempt
Count Towards FLSA? No
Count Towards Leave Accrual? No

Reporting Example -- Stand-By Pay

Steve Standby regularly works from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. He is on stand-by every other Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During the pay period 2/9/97 - 2/22/97, he was called in on his stand-by Saturday as follows:

2/15/97 -- Called in; worked from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

He is eligible for overtime compensation for the 2 hours worked on 2/15/97 because he worked more than 40 hours that week.

Click here to see the time sheet for this example.

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