PMIS Application Form - Staff

FACTSHEET: OVERTIME
What is Overtime?
Overtime is when the University requires a full time Professional staff member to work reasonable
additional hours in excess of their ordinary hours of work each fortnight.
For a part time Professional staff member, overtime applies when they work ordinary hours in
excess of their contract hours.
For a casual Professional staff member, overtime is when they work more than:
 7 hours on any day; or
 by mutual agreement, 10 hours on any day; or
 35 hours in a week
What are Ordinary Hours?
Staff Member
Full time
Part time
Casual
Ordinary Hours
 70 hours per fortnight (exclusive of meal breaks and inclusive of Saturday
and Sunday)
 Maximum = 8 hours per day (inc. 1 hour lunch break). Exception: up to 10
hours by mutual agreement between the staff member and their
supervisor.
 Entitled to 4 non working days in each fortnightly cycle
 Contracted hours per fortnight (inclusive of weekends)
 Maximum = 8 hours per day (inc. 1 hour lunch break). Exception: up to 10
hours by mutual agreement between the staff member and their
supervisor.
 Entitled to 4 non working days in each fortnightly cycle
 Engaged on an hourly basis
 Minimum = 3 consecutive hours on any day. For students it’s 3 hours in
any week during term
 Maximum = 7 hours per day. Exception: up to 10 hours by mutual
agreement between the staff member and their supervisor.
Overtime Payment
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Overtime payments only apply to Professional staff members on HEW Levels 1-8
Each day’s overtime will stand alone and will be calculated to the nearest quarter
Full Time Professional Staff Member (HEW Levels 1-8)
Period
Monday to 12 noon Saturday
Saturday after 12 noon
Midnight Saturday to Midnight
Sunday
Public Holiday
Overtime Rate
 First 2 hours = One and half times the ordinary rate of pay
 Greater than 2 hours = Double the ordinary rate of pay
 Double the ordinary rate of pay
 Double the ordinary rate of pay
 Minimum payment of 4 hours
 Exception: Where overtime is performed for essential work
of feeding and watering animals etc the minimum payment
is 3 hours
 Two and half times the ordinary rate of pay
 Minimum payment of 4 hours
 Exception: Where overtime is performed for essential work
of feeding and watering animals etc the minimum payment
is 3 hours
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FACTSHEET: OVERTIME
Part Time Professional Staff Member (HEW Levels 1-8)
Period
Monday to Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Public Holiday
Overtime Rate
 One and one fifth times the ordinary rate of pay up to fulltime hours
 Maximum 70 hours per fortnight
 Greater than 70 hours per fortnight then rates for full time
staff members apply
 One and half times the ordinary rate of pay up to full-time
hours
 Maximum 70 hours per fortnight
 Greater than 70 hours per fortnight then rates for full time
staff members apply
 One and three quarter times the ordinary rate of pay up to
full-time hours
 Maximum 70 hours per fortnight
 Greater than 70 hours per fortnight then rates for full time
staff members apply
 Two and half times the ordinary rate of pay up to full-time
hours
 Maximum 70 hours per fortnight
 Greater than 70 hours per fortnight then rates for full time
staff members apply
Overtime rates (the same for full time staff members) are payable to a casual Professional staff
member when they work more than:
 7 hours on any day; or
 by mutual agreement, 10 hours on any day; or
 35 hours in a week
Time in Lieu of Payment
A Professional staff member may request and the University may agree to time off in lieu of
overtime payment.
Time off in lieu will be taken at a time that is mutually convenient and within a period of 6 months
from when the overtime is performed. If a time cannot be agreed then the overtime payment is
made.
Time in lieu of overtime is calculated at the appropriate overtime rate.
Excessive Overtime
Professional staff members are not required to work excessive overtime or to perform it over
extended periods.
Supervisors need to:
 monitor the amount of overtime
 distribute the overtime among staff members and/or
 assess whether casual and contract staff may assist with the increased work
Notice of Overtime
When possible, at least 48 hours notice is to be given to a full time Professional staff member.
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FACTSHEET: OVERTIME
A staff member is not required to work overtime where they satisfy the supervisor that there is
good and sufficient reason (including family responsibilities or prior commitments) why they are
unable to work overtime on the specified day.
Break after Overtime
A Professional staff member must have at least 10 consecutive hours off duty between work on
successive days, if reasonably practicable.
Where this isn’t possible, the staff member:
 must be paid at the overtime rate until he/she is released from duty; and
 where he/she is released from duty during ordinary working hours, he/she must be paid for
ordinary working time for the rest of the day
This also applies to shift workers, however, 8 hours replaces the 10 hour break requirement.
This is a summary only. You should refer to your industrial instrument (e.g. the Macquarie
University Enterprise Agreement).
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