|Published: 8:54 AM, 12/10/2012
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
TELLICO PLAINS-Overtime rule changes
may be on the horizon for the Tellico Plains Police Department.
Mayor Patrick Hawkins addressed the
city council on Thursday night about overtime concerns in the Police
Currently, the Police Department
operates under a seven-day work period, meaning that overtime hours
must be applied in those seven days. Under this work period, there is
a 43-hour threshold for overtime.
Hawkins suggested changing the work
period for the department.
"Police officers probably won't like
this," said Hawkins, recommending the board vote on an ordinance to
change it to a 28-day work period.
Under a 28-day work period, there would
be a 172-hour threshold for overtime.
"With a 28-day work period, if you
get into a week when an officer gets a lot of overtime, you have
three weeks to level it out," said Hawkins.
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