Shift Differential - HR Policy 204

Shift Differential - HR Policy 204

Abstract:
A shift differential is paid to compensate bi-weekly paid employees for working during evening and night hours. This procedure describes how the shift differential is defined for specific entities (hospital or university) here at UAB.
Effective Date:
4/1/2009
Responsible Party:
Contacts:
None Assigned
Administrative Category:
Applies To:
Staff
Material Original Source:

Policy 204 – Shift Differential

Date Issued: 10/80
Date Revised: 04/09

A shift differential is paid to compensate bi-weekly paid employees for working during evening and night hours. . Job classifications eligible for shift differential, and the amount of the differential is determined by HR Compensation in conjunction with the appropriate administrative official. Shifts are defined as follows for the specified entities:

POLICY 204.A University

The evening shift is any shift that regularly starts on, or after, 2:00 p.m. but before 9:00 p.m.. The night shift is any shift that regularly starts on, or after, 9:00 p.m. but before 4:30 a.m.

Employees eligible for shift differential may be required to work hours into the evening shift following hours worked on the day shift. In that event, employees must work more than four hours on the evening shift to receive shift differential pay for the hours worked on the evening shift.

Some departments/units may have variations to this policy. Department managers/supervisors should confirm specifics concerning current practice within your department.

POLICY 204.B University Hospital

Shift differential is paid to affected hospital employees for all hours worked between 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. the following day. The following guidelines are used in computing shift differential payments:

  • Evening differential is paid for hours worked between 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. To be eligible to receive evening differential, an employee must work until 7:00 p.m.
  • Night differential is paid for hours worked between 10:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. To be eligible for night differential, an employee must begin work before 3:00 a.m.