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Department of State Standardized Regulations - (Last updated 03/04/1984)





811 Definitions


a. "Compensatory time off" in this chapter means compensatory time granted pursuant to authority in 5 U.S.C. 5926 (notwithstanding subchapter V of Chapter 55 of Title 5, United States Code, or any other law). It is time off from a regular scheduled tour of duty, without charge to leave, for an equal amount of time spent in overtime work.


b. "Overtime work" as used in this chapter is all officially ordered or approved work performed by an employee in excess of 40 hours in an administrative workweek, or 8 hours in a day, whichever is the greater number of hours.  It includes regularly scheduled overtime work, which must be authorized by headquarters or its designee.


c. "Employee" in this chapter is as defined in Section 040i except that he/she need not be eligible for quarters allowance under Section 031.  Employee may be in temporary duty status or may be working part-time regardless of the prohibition in Section 031.5.


812 Scope


Compensatory time off is intended to provide employees at isolated posts who so elect and who work regularly scheduled overtime with time off equal to the overtime worked; or at posts customarily observing irregular work hours or having other special considerations with time off during the same pay period equal to the overtime worked.  There is no carry cover to a new post of such compensatory time not used.