(a)    The standard overtime rate for part-time personnel shall be one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the normal hourly rate.
   (b)    Employees who are called out for emergency duty shall be paid a minimum of four (4) hours pay, regardless of the duration of the work assigned which may be extended to include work unrelated to the emergency.
   (c)   Upon the completion of any overtime work performed by full-time personnel and in lieu of overtime compensation, the employee may elect to receive compensatory time off at a rate not less than one and one-half (1 ½) hours for each hour of employment for which overtime compensation is required by subsection (a) above, provided that:
       (1)    Compensatory time off, when selected, shall be taken within the same calendar year and at a time mutually convenient to the employee and the Fire Chief; at a minimum of four (4) hours.
       (2)    The employee may accumulate not more than ninety-six (96) hours of compensatory time.
       (3)    If due to extraordinary circumstances the employee is unable to use accumulated compensatory time within the same calendar year, the employee may, with the Mayor’s approval, carryover up to forty-eight (48) hours of compensatory time into the next calendar year.
       (4)    Before January 31of each calendar year, any unused compensatory time will be paid to the employee at the rate at which it was earned; and
       (5)    If an employee leaves City employment for any reason, accumulated unused compensatory time will be converted to overtime pay at the rate at which it was earned and be paid to the employee.
         (Ord. 12-2023. Passed 5-9-23.)