201.55

Shift Premium

Applies to: Regular staff with the exception of those represented by a bargaining unit, and select temporary staff
  1. Policy

    Shift premium, if applicable, will be paid as an addition to the base wage rate of regular employees in order to compensate those whose schedule of work starts on or after times specified in University regulations.

    Temporary employees are generally not eligible for shift premium. However, shift premium may be paid to temporary employees when it meets operational needs and with the approval of the appropriate Human Resources office

  2. Regulations

    When a shift is scheduled in two segments divided by a period exceeding one hour, the second segment will be considered a new starting time for the purpose of this policy.

    1. Premium Rate:

      Current shift premium rates are available at:http://www.hr.umich.edu/compclass/schedules/shifton.htmll (http://www.hr.umich.edu/compclass/schedules/shifton.html).

    2. Shift premiums are in addition to the employee’s regular rate of pay and are not included in the employee’s base wage rate.
    3. Standard Shift Premium Schedule

      Status

      Starting Time *

      Premium Paid

      Full-time

      On or after 4 a.m. and before 12 noon

      None/

      Weekend Day**

      (8 or more hours per calendar day)

      On or after 12 noon and before 8 p.m.

      Afternoon/

      Weekend Afternoon**

       

      On or after 8 p.m. and before 4 a.m.

      Evening/

      Weekend Evening**

      Part-time

      On or after the hour resulting from adding one hour to 4 a.m. for each hour that a daily schedule of work is less than 8 hours.

      None/

      Weekend Day**

      (less than 8 hours per calendar day)

      On or after the hour resulting from adding one hour to 12 noon for each hour that a daily schedule of work is less than 8 hours.

      Afternoon/

      Weekend Afternoon**

       

      On or after the hour resulting from adding one hour to 8 p.m. for each hour a daily schedule of work is less than 8 hours.

      Evening/

      Weekend

      Evening**

       

      * Note: Departments that wish to establish an earlier shift premium eligibility start time definition due to operational needs (e.g., 11 a.m. for afternoon shift premium instead of noon) may establish an alternate definition with approval from the appropriate Human Resource office.

      **Note: see current shift premium rates to determine classifications eligible for different weekend shift premium

    4. Shift Premium for Michigan Medicine

      Status

      Starting Time 

      Premium Paid

      Full-time

      On or after 3 a.m. and before 11 a.m.

      None/

      Weekend Day

      (8 or more hours per calendar day)

      On or after 11 a.m. and before 7 p.m.

      Afternoon/

      Weekend Afternoon**

       

      On or after 7 p.m. and before 3 a.m.

      Nights/

      Weekend Night

      Part-time

      On or after the hour resulting from adding one hour to 3 a.m. for each hour that a daily schedule of work is less than 8 hours.

      None/

      Weekend Day

      (less than 8 hours per calendar day)

      On or after the hour resulting from adding one hour to 11 a.m. for each hour that a daily schedule of work is less than 8 hours.

      Afternoon/

      Weekend Afternoon

       

      On or after the hour resulting from adding one hour to 7 p.m. for each hour a daily schedule of work is less than 8 hours.

      Night/

      Weekend

      Night

       

    5. Split Shift

      When a shift is scheduled in two segments divided by a period exceeding one hour, the second segment will be considered a new starting time for the purpose of this policy.

    6. Continuous Shifts

      When full time employees work beyond their scheduled hours, they will continue to continue to receive the shift premium, if any, determined by their starting time, except if they work an additional full shift they will be paid the shift premium for that shift or the shift premium for the first full shift whichever premium is greater.

    7. Overtime

      Overtime rate is calculated at one and one half times the employee’s hourly rate plus shift premium, if any.

    8. Vacation, Sick, Paid-Time-Off (PTO) and Holiday Pay

      When an employee is paid vacation, sick, paid maternity (childbirth) leave, paid paternal leave, PTO, holiday or season day pay for time that would have included shift premium if worked, the payment will include shift premium.

    9. Shift premium does not apply to situations in which units grant an employee’s request for a special or alternate work schedule or start time.

Procedure:  https://hr.umich.edu/working-u-m/my-employment/uhr-procedures/20155-shift-premiums

Notes

This SPG was reviewed in January 2017 with no changes.

This SPG was updated in May 2018 to update the shift premium rates and to provide flexibility for units in determining shift premium eligibility start time.

This SPG was updated in May 2018 to update the shift premium rates and to provide flexibility for units in determining shift premium eligibility start time.

This SPG was updated on August 15, 2018 changing “evening” references to “night,” and to provide separate shift premium schedules for Michigan Medicine.

This SPG was updated in September 2018 to clarify impact of SPG 201.30-6, Paid Maternity (Childbirth) and Parental Leaves.

SPG Number
201.55
Date Issued
Last Updated
Next Review Date
Applies To
Regular staff with the exception of those represented by a bargaining unit, and select temporary staff
Owner
University Human Resources and the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Primary Contact
Staff HR Compensation and Classification