3.6.1 Salaried Status

adopted: May-1990
last revised: Nov-2008

Employees working in non-teaching jobs found to be exempt from coverage under the Fair Labor Standards Act may be paid on a salaried basis. Salaries are typically paid on a bi-weekly method and are generally not changed due to increases or decreases in work load.

Circumstances where deductions from salaried pay are appropriate include full days of sick and personal time not covered by paid time-off benefits, unpaid Family and Medical Leave absences, a partial first week of employment, or a partial final week of employment.

It is policy to comply with the salary basis requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Therefore, supervisors are prohibited from making improper deductions from the salaries of exempt employees. The College does not allow deductions that violate the Fair Labor Standards Act and wants employees to be aware of this policy.

If an employee believes that an improper deduction has been made to his or her salary, the employee should immediately report this information to his or her direct supervisor or to the Director of Human Resources. If the issue is not resolved to the employee’s satisfaction, the employee can utilize the College grievance procedure as outlined in Section 3.1.7 of the Board Policy Manual to pursue resolution. Reports of improper deductions will be promptly investigated. If it is determined that an improper deduction has occurred, the employee will be promptly reimbursed for any improper deduction made, and the College will take appropriate measures to ensure that the error is not repeated.