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Overtime Leave Election Deadline

From now until September 2, 2022, all non-exempt employees (i.e., employees eligible for compensation for any time worked over 40 hours in a week) can choose how they want to receive overtime compensation.

Overtime eligible employees can choose to receive overtime compensation in one of two options:

  1. Pay (initial default option)
  2. Leave

Do I have to make a change?

  • If a non-exempt employee has made an election in the past and does not want to change the election, no action is needed.
  • If a non-exempt employee wants to continue to receive pay for any overtime earned, no action is needed.

How do I make a change?

If you are a non-exempt employee who would like to change your election from pay to leave, please:

  • Complete an Overtime Leave Agreement Form.
  • Submit the form to the Payroll Department at payroll@gmu.edu by Friday, September 2, 2022. Due to processing, this deadline is firm and Payroll cannot accept forms after this date.

Elections are a one-year commitment and can only be changed during this open enrollment period. For example, if the non-exempt employee elects leave accumulation, they will receive leave, and not pay, for any overtime worked for one year.

Please contact Catalina Wheat at cwheat@gmu.edu with questions.