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The university strives to support sound compensation practices across the campus. As a State of Texas employer, the university also has some overtime compensation rules that may differ from those you're familiar with if you previously worked for a private employer.

Compensation Philosophy

To fulfill its mission, the university must attract and retain an outstanding staff. To meet institutional staffing needs and priorities, the compensation system has the following objectives:

Overtime and Compensatory Time

You work overtime when you work more than your scheduled hours during a workweek. Whether you're compensated for working overtime and how you're compensated depends on several factors.

If you're non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act, you're entitled to compensatory (comp) time or pay at a time-and-a-half rate for all hours actually worked in excess of 40 in a workweek. Under state law, all employees (non-exempt and exempt) may receive comp time on a straight-time basis when paid time (hours worked plus paid leave, holiday and comp time) totals more than 40 hours in a workweek. Non-exempt employees may receive pay instead of straight-time comp time.