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|Oct. 31, 2022||When Superseded||11|
The District government provides Career, Legal, Excepted, and Management Supervisory Service employees required to work on Sundays with extra compensation in certain circumstances. Employees who satisfy the criteria for Sunday premium pay are entitled to pay at their rate of basic pay for their scheduled tour of duty plus premium pay paid at a rate equal to 25% of their hourly rate of basic pay. This issuance explains what Sunday premium pay is, eligibility, related calculations, and how to enter time for Sunday premium pay in PeopleSoft.
Sunday premium pay is additional pay authorized for Sunday work which means all actual non-overtime work performed within a full-time employee’s scheduled tour of duty that begins or ends on Sunday. These employees are entitled to pay at their rate of basic pay for their scheduled tour of duty plus premium pay paid at a rate equal to 25% of their hourly rate of basic pay. Sunday premium pay shall be credited in increments of one-quarter of an hour for each fifteen minutes and a portion thereof more than fifteen minutes. Sunday premium pay is not considered basic pay for any reason other than computing overtime.
The following employees are not eligible for Sunday Premium Pay:
Example: A non-union, Career Service, CS-11 employee has an annual salary of $61,878. They are scheduled for an eight hour shift this coming Sunday. The employee’s Sunday Premium Pay for this Sunday will be $59.52, and their total biweekly pay will be $2,439.52.
This employee’s Sunday Premium Pay is calculated as follows:
|Determine the hourly rate of basic pay of pay by dividing the annual salary by 2080*||$61,878 ÷ 2080 = $29.75|
|For the biweekly rate, multiply the hourly rate by 80**||$29.75 X 80 = $2,380.00|
|For Sunday premium pay amount, multiply the hourly rate by 25% ($29.75 * .25 = $7.44); then multiply the total by 8 hours of Sunday pay.||$7.44 X 8 = $59.52|
|Total biweekly pay before taxes (biweekly rate + Sunday Premium Pay)||$2,380 + $59.52 = $2,439.52|
*2080 is the number of hours worked per year.
**80 is the number of hours worked per two-week period.
When filling out timesheets, employees should use the Time Reporting Code SUNP for Sunday premium pay.
Any provisions of a collective bargaining agreement related to compensation for Sunday premium pay will take precedence over the provisions in this issuance for those employees covered by the agreement, to the extent there is a difference.
Issued by Interim Director E. Lindsey Maxwell II, Esq., D.C. Department of Human Resources on Oct. 31, 2022, 9:38 a.m.