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F. REQUIREMENT TO WORK ON A REST DAY

Section 2.5 of the Police Officer Handbook

ScenarioEntitlement
Less than 5 days’ notice.
Officer is not required to attend a police station, police incident, or court
Minimum one hour payment or TOIL at double time.
Less than 5 days’ notice.
Officer is required to attend a police station, police incident, or court
Minimum four hours’ payment or TOIL at double time and relevant travelling time.
Between 5 and 14 days’ notice.
Officer is not required to attend a police station, police incident, or court
Minimum one hour payment or TOIL at time and a half. See example 6 below.
Between 5 and 14 days’ notice.
Officer is required to attend a police station, police incident, or court
Minimum four hours’ payment or TOIL at time and a half and relevant travelling time.
15 or more days’ notice.
Worked the Rest Day
Re-rostered rest day (NB. supervisor must notify officer of the RRRD within four days of notification of the requirement).

Key Elements:

  • Applies to constables, sergeants and acting inspectors.
  • Compensation can be payment or time off in lieu at the officer’s choice.
  • The force day will consist of a period of 24 hours period commencing at 0700, unless a different time is otherwise fixed.
  • In assessing the number of days’ notice given, the day after the officer is made aware of the changes in the roster will count as the first day.  The day that was to have been a rest day will not be included in the total.
  • Where an acting inspector performs duties on a rostered rest day, they will be compensated according to the rules governing sergeants’ entitlement in respect of rest days. This does not apply to temporary inspectors.
  • Relevant travelling time of 45 minutes each way will only be paid in full if the total time claimed does not exceed 6 hours i.e. If 5.5 hours worked, only 0.5 hours travelling time is paid.
  • Inspectors and chief inspectors required to work on a rest day are entitled to another rest day.

Example 1:

Officer is cited on 1 April to attend on 6 April (rest day).  The officer has received 4 days’ notice, as the first and sixth are not counted, so is entitled to payment or TOIL at double time.

Example 2:

Officer is cited on 1 April to attend on 9 April (rest day).  The officer has received 7 days’ notice, as first and ninth are not counted, so is entitled to payment or TOIL at time and a half.

Example 3:

Officer is cited on 1 April to attend on 17 April (rest day).  The officer has received 15 days’ notice, as the first and seventeenth are not counted, so is entitled to a re-rostered rest day.

Example 4:

Officer works into a rest day immediately following normal period of duty (i.e. nightshift into a rest day) so will be entitled to payment or TOIL at double time for each completed period of 15 minutes worked.

Example 5:

Officer has completed a rostered period of duty on day one (0800 to 1600) and, with less than 5 days’ notice, is required to work again from 0600 to 1400 on day two, which is a rest day.  The officer is entitled to 4 hours payment or TOIL at time and a third for the period between 0600 and 0700 then 7 hours payment or TOIL at double time for the period between 0700 to 1400.

Example 6:

An officer might be given between 5 and 14 days’ notice to participate in video conference from home and thereby is not required to attend a police station, police incident or court.

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