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COVID-19 Temporary Premium Pay Policy

Eligibility:

Non-exempt (hourly) staff members who work in the following departments:

  • The Campus & Community Store
  • Dining Services
  • Environmental Services (EVS)
  • Events Management
  • The Heat Plant
  • Maintenance
  • The Post Office
  • Public Safety 

PREMIUM PAY Effective Dates: February 6, 2021 to May 31, 2021

Program Overview:

Non-exempt (hourly) staff members who are performing work on campus in the Campus & Community Store, Dining Services, EVS, Events Management, the Heat Plant, Maintenance, the Post Office, and Public Safety will be eligible to receive premium pay in a lump sum, in the amount of $100.00, for every 40 hours worked on campus during an employee’s scheduled work week. 

Staff members who work between 20 and 40 hours on campus during their scheduled work week will be eligible to receive premium pay in a lump sum, in the amount of $50 per work week, assuming they have worked at least their standard schedule for the week.

The use of vacation and sick time will not count towards the calculation of hours per week for purposes of premium pay.

Staff members who receive COVID-19 Pay Continuity due to quarantine or positive test results or any other time of leave pay are ineligible to receive premium pay during that period.

Premium pay is taxable and not included in the calculation for retirement contributions.

Eligible staff members are expected to take reasonable precautions while they are away from campus to reduce the risk of introducing COVID-19 to the campus community. The College offers this premium pay because of these added expectations and required protocols of staff members who have frequent and routine contact with members of the campus community. 

Effective dates:  February 6, 2021 to May 31, 2021
First paycheck:  February 24, 2021
Last paycheck:  June 16, 2021 

Administrative Process:

Payroll will provide a template that includes all eligible staff members in the department to the Director or designee in each department on the Friday prior to the end of the pay period. The spreadsheet must be updated to specify the premium pay that each staff member earned for week 1 and week 2 and include the total amount earned for premium pay. The completed spreadsheet must be returned to Sue Watts, Payroll Department, by the following Monday for processing. The premium pay amount will be charged to the respective departmental orgs (the Campus & Community Store, Dining Services, EVS, Events Management, the Heat Plant, Maintenance, the Post Office, and Public Safety) with the COVID-19 activity code for tracking purposes.