(a) Employees may be kept on call during periods when they are not otherwise on duty. An employee of a department may remain on stand-by at his or her home for a one-week period, beginning at 5:00 p.m. each Monday. Stand-by duty is to be rotated equally among employees qualified to do the work available within the same job classification. For compensation, the employee on such duty shall receive, at his or her regular rate of pay, nine hours extra pay for each week of such duty, except that a classified employee not represented by a recognized bargaining unit, not employed in the Police Department, and not employed by the Board of Hospital Managers, allocated to levels 23 and above shall receive, at his or her regular rate of pay, four and one-half hours extra pay for each week of such duty. Additional benefits do not accrue for stand-by duty.
(b) Departments may establish equivalent methods of payment for employees who are on call for lesser periods of time, subject to the approval of the appropriate administrative officials and with written approval by the Personnel Director. Departments requiring that employees be kept on call during periods when they are not otherwise on duty shall submit appropriate plans and/or schedules for approval of appropriate administrative officials including the written approval by the Personnel Director.
(Ord. 1981, passed 8-4-1967; Ord. 2583, passed 1-17-1977; Ord. 3084, passed 1-9-1989)