On-call pay is calculated at a rate of one hour for every 12 hours that an employee is on-call (maximum of 24 hours), rounded to the nearest two decimal points. If an employee works during the on-call period, then the hours that the employee works is deducted from the on-call hours for which the employee is on-call. Therefore, the following formula should be used to determine on-call.
(# of Hours in the On-Call Period – # of Hours Worked in the On-Call Period) ⁄ (12)
David is scheduled to be on-call for 24 hours on a Saturday from 12:00am to 11:59pm. David is called to come into work for 5.25 hours to take care of an issue that has come up. Because David worked for 5.25 hours during his on-call period he should deduct those hours from his on-call hours (24 – 5.25 = 18.75 hours of on-call). To figure out the amount that David should be paid he would divide the number of actual hours of on-call by 12 (18.75/12.00= 1.56).
For his on-call period, David will be compensated for 5.25 hours of regular work time and 1.56 hours for the time that he was actually on-call.
(24 – 5.25) ⁄ (12) = 1.56
Note: DHRM rule R477-8-4(8)(c)(i) states that , “An employee may not be in on-call status while using leave or while otherwise unable to respond to a call to duty”. Therefore, this formula doesn´t allow for leave hours to be used in place of on-call hours. Additionally, this on-call formula adheres to the rounding limits set in the payroll system. If an amount is entered that exceeds the daily limit, an error message will display with the daily limit.