Overtime & Compensatory Time for SHRA Exempt Employees


Overtime & Compensatory Time for SHRA Exempt Employees


Scope of Applicability

Unlike hourly-paid (FLSA non-exempt) employees, FLSA exempt employees are accountable and compensated for their performance outcomes, rather than for time worked on an hour-for-hour basis. Employees (both EHRA and SHRA) whose positions are classified as FLSA exempt do not earn compensatory time when they work more than 40 hours in a work week.


Policy Statement

Compensatory time is not to be accumulated, tracked, used, or paid out for FLSA exempt employees, except if specifically mandated by a State and/or UNC System policy, such as during a pandemic or communicable disease emergency.

Most FLSA exempt employees typically put in some time and effort beyond the University's standard business hours in order to fulfill the generally expected professional responsibilities of their positions. The University recognizes there may be situations where a work unit experiences an extraordinary and non-routine circumstance where an FLSA exempt employee must commit exceptional time and effort beyond the employee's regular work schedule. In such situations, managers may on a non-routine basis extend the opportunity for scheduling flexibility to account for these circumstances. Scheduling flexibility in such circumstances is not guaranteed and has no specific time or hour implications, entitlements or tracking.

Related Requirements

University Policies, Standards, and Procedures

See also Overtime and Compensatory Time for SHRA Non-Exempt Employees

Contact Information

Policy Contact

Policy Contact Information Table
Address Phone Number Email

Office of Human Resources

104 Airport Drive, CB #1045

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

(919)843-2300 hr@unc.edu


Article ID: 131790
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Effective Date
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07/01/2009 12:00 AM
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Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
Last Review
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07/01/2009 12:00 AM
Last Revised
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07/01/2009 12:00 AM
Next Review
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07/01/2019 12:00 AM
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11/02/1965 11:00 PM
Responsible Unit
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Office of Human Resources