Georgia Highlands College


Generally, Georgia Highlands College expects employees to perform required work within the regular workweek.  The necessity for overtime work occurs infrequently, but at times may arise when non-exempt employees area expected to work the additional time required.  If additional time is required, overtime pay will be administered in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and under the following guidelines.

1.      One and one-half time the employees’ hourly rate for hours worked in excess of 40 during the regular workweek.

2.      All overtime worked by a nonexempt employee must be requested and approved in advance by the supervisor, department head and Vice President (or designated representative).

In addition to overtime, compensatory time may be granted at the rate of one and one-half hours of compensatory time for each hour of required overtime work (i.e. hours beyond 40 hours within the work week).  Approved compensatory time is subject to a maximum accumulation of sixty –(60) hours and must be expended by the end of the succeeding calendar quarter.  The Fair Labor Standards Act allows public colleges this exception from overtime pay.

When compensatory time is taken, it is recorded on the timesheets as compensatory time. The employee an supervisor then adjust the individuals records of compensatory time accordingly.

(Change approved President Cabinet 9/03)


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