Employees assigned by the Department for work on afternoons, midnights, and the split shift shall be paid shift premium at the following rates:
- Premium pay of four percent (4%) of base pay per hour for the afternoon shift beginning between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
- Premium pay of five percent (5%) of base pay per hour for the split shift beginning between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm.
- Premium pay of six percent (6%) of base pay per hour for the midnight shift beginning between 10:00 pm and 4:00 am.
Such shift premium shall be paid in addition to the base rate of pay for each employee.
When an employee is absent from his or her regular tour of duty on compensatory time off funeral leave and all Union time, he or she shall be eligible for shift premium pay. When an employee is absent from his or her regular tour of duty due to sickness, disability leave, furlough, personal leave, or birthday, he or she shall not be eligible for shift premium pay.
WPOA Contract Article 13