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Shift Differential

Definition

Shift differential is additional pay to an employee scheduled to work shifts other than 6 AM to 6 PM standard day shift.

Due Dates

Because work schedules are known in advance, departments can submit the Miscellaneous Pay Form MS Excel Logoat the beginning of the pay period to Payroll Services.

Eligibility for Shift Differential

The CSU Salary Schedule indicates shift differential eligibility under the Shift Differential category of the class in which the employee is assigned.

For hourly rates and contract lanaguage see Shift Differential Table below.

Shift Differential Table

Unit CBA Source Evening Shift Night Shift
UAPD N/A    
CSUEU Article 20.10-20.14 $1.25/hour (Article 20.11) $2.20/hour (Article 20.12)
CFA N/A    
APC N/A    
SETC Article 24.24-24.28 $1.25/hour (Article 24.25) $2.20/hour (Article 24.26)
SUPA Article 21.16-21.19 $0.23/hour (Article 21.16) $0.28/hour (Article 21.17)

Types of Shift Differential

  • Evening Shift - An eligible employee who is regularly assigned to work four (4) or more hours between 6 PM and Midnight (exclusive of overtime) shall be paid shift differential for the employee's entire shift.
  • Night Shift - An eligible employee who is regularly assigned to work four (4) or more hours between Midnight and 6 AM (exclusive of overtime) shall be paid shift differential for the employee's entire shift.

 

Reporting Shift Differential

On Miscellaneous Pay Form MS Excel Logoenter appropriate Payment Earnings ID and employee's shift differential hours.  The TRC defines the calculation for shift differential pay.

Reporting Units
Payment Earnings ID Description
RO8 SHN08 Evening Shift
RO8 SHE08 Evening Shift
All other reporting units SHN08 Night Shift
All other reporting units SHE08 Night Shift


Overtime on Shift Differential

For some bargaining units, if an evening or night shift employee works overtime, their overtime rate is based on their regular rate of pay plus the shift differential he or she receives. (Refer to Collective Bargaining Unit Agreements referenced in the Shift Differential Table above.)