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Regular employees working six hours or more a day for a full-pay period are paid once a month on the tenth of the month, but they get part of their pay as an advance on the 25th of the month. Substitutes and employees working less than six hours a day are paid on the 10th of each month only.


Normal work hours for full-time employees are an 8-hour day with a 30-minute, duty-free lunch period, or as otherwise set by the supervisor. A normal 8-hour shift includes a 15-minute break in the mid-morning and afternoon.

Part-time employees working four consecutive hours or more per day shall normally receive a scheduled 15-minute rest period for each four consecutive hours of service. A non-compensated lunch period of not less than 30 minutes shall be provided employees who work at least five consecutive hours in a work day.

Salary Increases

On each anniversary date of your first four years, you will move one step on the salary schedule if your work is satisfactory.

Limited-Term Pay

A person employed as a substitute will be paid at the hourly rate on the first step of the salary range for the classification.

Hourly Rates

Hourly rates are made on the basis of the 173.33 hours per month.

Substitution in a Higher Class

A regular employee assigned to work in a higher classification shall receive a higher pay for the entire period the employee is required to work out of classification.

Professional Growth

Permanent classified employees who have been employed for at least one continuous year qualify for participation in the Professional Growth program. Eligible employees who have earned ten (10) approved professional growth points shall receive a Professional Growth Stipend in the amount of $800, payable in a lump sum. Professional Growth Stipend payments are paid once yearly in September to a maximum of two (2) stipends per year. You can get up to seven increments payable every two years.

Night Differential

Employees regularly assigned to work one-half or more of their time between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. shall get a night differential of one salary range (approximately 5 percent).


Overtime refers to the time worked over 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week. Overtime pay is equal to one and one-half times the regular hourly pay. If compensatory time off is used in place of overtime pay, it is also taken at a one and one-half rate. All overtime worked must have prior supervisor approval.

Holiday Overtime

An employee required to work on any holiday shall be paid at the overtime rate in addition to regular pay, unless compensatory time off is used.

Call-Back Pay

A full-time employee called back to work in an emergency shall be paid for a minimum of two hours at the overtime rate.

Work Cancellation Pay

Employees reporting for work and sent home due to unusual circumstances such as a flood or other disaster shall be paid for a regular work day. Part-time employees with fluctuating hours shall be paid the same as vacation and sick leave.

Longevity Pay

Regular base pay shall be increased by 2.5 percent at the beginning of the 11th year of service; 5 percent of base pay at the beginning of the 16th year of service; 7.5 percent of base pay per month at the beginning of the 21st year of service; 12.5 percent of base pay per month at the beginning of the 26th year of service.