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A. ADDITIONAL HOURS WORKED BY PART-TIME OFFICERS

Section 2.2 of the Police Officer Handbook

Part-time officers of all ranks are entitled to claim payment at plain time for any additional hours worked over their determined hours up to 40 hours in the relevant week, unless they choose to take time off in lieu of payment.

ScenarioEntitlement
Officer’s determined hours plus additional hours worked in the relevant week have not exceeded 40 hours.Payment or TOIL at plain time for the additional hours worked up to 40 hours.
Officer’s determined hours plus additional hours worked in the relevant week have exceeded 40 hours.Payment or TOIL at time and a third (depending on officer’s rank) for the overtime hours worked in excess of 40 hours.

Key Elements:

  • The relevant week will be a 7 day period commencing at 0700 on Monday of each week, unless a different time is otherwise fixed.
  • Even where the 40 hour threshold has not been reached, officers may still receive compensation at an enhanced rate where this is outlined within the Regulations/Determinations (e.g. working on a rest day, public holiday or annual leave day).
  • Where an officer is entitled to compensation for working on a rest day, public holiday or annual leave day, the actual hours worked will count towards the weekly overtime threshold.
  • Once the 40 hour threshold is reached, overtime is only payable where the individual does not receive separate compensation through another Determination (i.e. compensation for working a rest day, public holiday or annual leave day).

Example 1

Relevant weekMTWTFSSTotal
Rostered hours to work6888RDRDRD30
Additional hours worked4044RDRDRD12
  • The officer’s determined hours within their flexible working pattern provide for them working an average of 30 hours per week.
  • The officer was rostered to work 30 hours this week, the same as the average hours determined within their flexible pattern.
  • The officer actually worked 42 hours in the relevant week.
  • The officer should therefore be compensated at plain time for the 10 hours worked up to the 40 hour threshold and at the appropriate overtime rate for the 2 hours worked in excess of the 40 hour threshold.

Example 2

Relevant weekMTWTFSSTotal
Rostered hours to work6666RDRDRD24
Additional hours worked4046RDRDRD14
  • The officer’s determined hours within their flexible working pattern provide for them working an average of 30 hours per week.
  • The officer was rostered to work 24 hours this week, different from the average hours determined within their flexible pattern.
  • The officer actually worked 38 hours in the relevant week but using the base reference point of their determined hours (30) + the additional hours actually worked (14) means that the officer has exceeded the 40 hour threshold with 44 hours.
  • The officer should therefore be compensated at plain time for the 10 hours worked up to the 40 hour threshold and at the appropriate overtime rate for the 4 hours worked in excess of the 40 hour threshold.

Example 3

Relevant weekMTWTFSSTotal
Rostered hours to work88RDRD89942
Additional hours worked20RDRD2004
  • The officer’s determined hours within their flexible working pattern provide for them working an average of 30 hours per week.
  • The officer was rostered to work 42 hours this week, different from the average hours determined within their flexible pattern.
  • The officer actually worked 46 hours in the relevant week but using the base reference point of their determined hours (30) + the additional hours actually worked (4) means that the officer has not exceeded the 40 hour threshold with 34 hours.
  • The officer should therefore be compensated at plain time for the 4 hours worked below the 40 hour threshold.



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