7.13 – On-call Pay for Non-Exempt Staff

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: ARP Chapter 7 | HR - Compensation and Changes in Status

Rule Administrator:

Last Updated: 10/22/2007



See 2013 CBA Article 16, Section 9 and 10

Revision History:

2017 Recompilation, formerly Rule 8.20.05
10/22/2007 Policy approved by Board of Regents

The university may assign and employee to on-call status in accordance with the following:

A. On-call Status

An employee is assigned to on-call status in circumstances where the time expended will not constitute compensable hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act shall be paid “on call” pay in the amount equal to $1.00 per hour for each hour of assigned on-call status.


B. Unrestricted Call-back Status

On-call pay shall not be paid to employees who are placed on stand-by status and who are provided with a pager, cell phone or other electronic device and required to return to work site as soon as practical from the time contact is made, so long as the employee is not required to remain in any specific geographical area or required to return to work within a specific time period. Employees on such status may decline to return to work if contacted, without penalty, discipline or other reprisal if they acknowledge they are not fit to report to duty.