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Article 5


Compensation

1-5-1. Preparation, installation, and revision of the pay plan or plans. (a) After conferring with appointing authorities, the secretary of administration and the director of the budget, a pay plan or plans for the classified service shall be recommended to the governor by the director. Except as otherwise provided, the pay plan or plans shall provide a minimum and maximum rate of pay for each class of positions in the classified service. In establishing these rates, the following factors shall be taken into consideration by the director:
(1) the condition of the labor market;
(2) prevailing rates for comparable positions in other public employment and in private business;
(3) difficulty and responsibility of work;
(4) the usual education and experience required;
(5) the current cost of living;
(6) turnover rates in the state service; and
(7) maintenance or other benefits received.
Revisions to the pay plan or plans shall be prepared, adopted, and made effective in accordance with other provisions of article 5 of these regulations.
(b) When a pay plan or plans are to be installed or revised, instructions for installing or revising the plan or plans shall be prepared by the director, including instructions for handling circumstances where an employee's pay is above the pay grade, below the pay grade, or not on a step of the pay grade for the class in which the employee is employed. The instructions shall not be required if these circumstances can be handled by application of appropriate regulations. (Authorized by K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 75-2938; effective May 1, 1979; amended May 31, 1996.)

1-5-2. (Authorized by K.S.A. 75-3747; effective May 1, 1979; revoked May 31, 1996.)

1-5-3. (Authorized by K.S.A. 75-3747; effective May 1, 1979; amended Dec. 17, 1995; revoked May 31, 1996.)

1-5-4. Assignment of classes to pay grades. After conferring with appointing authorities, the secretary of administration, and the director of the budget, the assignment of each class of positions to one of the pay grades shall be recommended to the governor by the director, and schedules showing the pay grades approved by the governor for each class of positions shall be prepared by the director. Separate schedules of pay grades and steps showing full time biweekly salaries and hourly rates shall be developed and the appropriate schedule shall be used for each position in the classified service. (Authorized by K.S.A. 1994 Supp. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 75-2938, as amended by 1995 SB 175, § 4; effective May 1, 1979; amended Dec. 17, 1995.)

1-5-5. (Authorized by K.S.A. 1985 Supp. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 75-2938; effective May 1, 1979; amended May 1, 1981; amended, T-86-17, June 17, 1985; amended, T-86-36, Dec. 11, 1985; amended May 1, 1986; amended, T-87-11, May 1, 1986; amended May 1, 1987; revoked Dec. 17, 1995.)

1-5-6. (Authorized by K.S.A. 75-3747; effective May 1, 1979; amended Dec. 17, 1995; revoked May 31, 1996.)

1-5-7. Employees to be paid within the pay grade, approval of employee pay changes; effective date; retroactive increases. (a) Except as provided otherwise in these regulations, each employee shall be paid within the pay grade adopted for the class of positions and at the step within the pay grade as prescribed by these regulations.
(b) All employee pay changes shall be determined by the appointing authority in a manner prescribed by the director and shall comply with all applicable personnel regulations and directives approved by the governor.
(c) Each employee pay step increase shall be effective on the date that the employee completes the time-on-step requirements as stated in K.A.R. 1-5-19b. All other pay changes shall take effect on the day of the transaction.
(d) Employee pay changes may be retroactive as approved by the appointing authority or the director to correct documented errors or as otherwise approved by the governor. Each retroactive pay increase shall be limited to no more than six payroll periods, except as otherwise approved by the director.
(e) In a manner prescribed by the director, the appointing authority shall report to the director all pay changes made by the appointing authority pursuant to this regulation. (Authorized by K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-2938; effective May 1, 1979; amended, E-81-23, Aug. 27, 1980; amended May 1, 1981; amended May 1, 1983; amended May 1, 1984; amended, T-86-17, June 17, 1985; amended May 1, 1986; amended Dec. 17, 1995; amended May 31, 1996; amended Oct. 24, 1997.)

1-5-8.  Beginning pay. (a) Except as specified in subsection (b), each new hire and each rehire not based on a reemployment or reinstatement shall be paid at the minimum step of the pay grade for the class. 
(b) New hires and rehires not based on a reemployment or a reinstatement may be paid at higher steps in the pay grade only under the following circumstances:
(1) If an agency has an eligible candidate with exceptional qualifications directly related to the vacant position and the agency cannot employ the person at the minimum step, the appointing authority may approve beginning pay for the individual at a higher step in the pay grade. Exceptional qualifications shall be based on the candidate's education, training, experience, skills, and other job-related qualifications.
(2) If there is a lack of candidates for a class of positions available for employment at the minimum step, one or more appointing authorities may request that the director establish some higher step in the pay grade as the beginning pay in the class for new hires and for rehires not based on a reemployment or a reinstatement. Authorization for the higher beginning pay may be given to a designated agency or agencies, to all agencies, or for a particular geographical area. This authorization shall remain in place until canceled by the director. If the authorization has remained in place for three years for reasons other than a geographic basis, a compensation study shall be conducted by the director.
(A) If the director authorizes higher beginning pay under paragraph (b) (2), each appointing authority whose agency has positions in the class or geographical area that is authorized for a higher beginning pay shall be notified of the authorization by the director. Except as provided below, the appointing authority of each agency to which the authority has been granted shall then raise the pay of each incumbent in the class who is being paid at a lower step to the higher beginning pay. These pay increases shall take effect on the first day of the pay period following the date of the director’s authorization. The length of time that the incumbent has spent on the previous step of the pay grade shall count toward the time-on-step requirement for the new step.
(B) If the authorization granted under paragraph (b) (2) is only for a particular geographical area, the appointing authority shall not raise the pay of incumbents in other geographical areas.
(3) Any appointing authority may pay a temporary employee at a higher step in the pay grade if the candidate has exceptional qualifications directly related to the position or has former permanent status in the same class or another class at the same or higher pay grade.
(c) In a manner prescribed by the director, the appointing authority shall report to the director each hire above the minimum step made by the appointing authority as provided in this regulation. 
(d) The beginning pay for any unclassified employee hired into a position in the classified service shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of this regulation. (Authorized by K.S.A. 75-2950 and K.S.A. 2005 Supp. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 75-2938, 75-2938a, 75-2950, 75-3707, and K.S.A. 75-3746; effective May 1, 1979; amended, E-81-14, June 12, 1980; amended May 1, 1981; amended, T-86-17, June 17, 1985; amended May 1, 1986; amended May 1, 1987; amended Dec. 17, 1995; amended Oct. 24, 1997; amended T-1-1-30-01, Feb. 4, 2001; amended May 25, 2001; amended June 5, 2005; amended Sept. 29, 2006.)

1-5-9. Pay of temporary employee. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), the pay of each temporary employee shall be the minimum step of the pay grade to which the classification is assigned.
(b) At the option of the appointing authority, any temporary employee may be hired at a step higher than the minimum step as provided in K.A.R. 1-5-8.
(c) Nothing in this regulation shall prevent the appointing authority from hiring the candidate at a step in the pay grade lower than that permitted by subsection (b).
(d) No person hired on a temporary basis shall be eligible for any step increase during the period of temporary employment.
(e) This regulation shall take effect on and after February 4, 2001. (Authorized by K.S.A. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 75-2938, and K.S.A. 75-2945; effective May 1, 1979; amended, E-81-14, June 12, 1980; amended May 1, 1981; amended, T-86-17, June 17, 1985; amended May 1, 1986; amended, T-1-7-27-89, July 27, 1989; amended Nov. 20, 1989; amended Dec. 17, 1995; amended Sept. 18, 1998; amended May 25, 2001.)

1-5-10. Pay of employee rehired by reinstatement or reemployment. (a) Any person hired by reinstatement may be paid at the same step of the pay grade for the class to which the employee is reinstated as the step on which the employee was previously paid for the class that serves as the basis for the employee's eligibility for reinstatement. When an employee to be reinstated has exceptional qualifications and the agency cannot hire the person at the previous step, the agency's appointing authority may approve beginning pay at a higher step in the pay grade. Exceptional qualifications shall be based on the former employee's education, training, experience, skills, and other qualifications directly related to the vacant position.
(1) When a higher step in the pay grade has been established as the beginning pay for new hires to the class pursuant to K.A.R. 1-5-8 due to lack of candidates, the agency shall hire the employee at the higher beginning pay.
(2) Nothing in this subsection shall prevent a person from accepting reinstatement at a step lower than that on which the person was being paid in the class that serves as the basis for the employee's eligibility for reinstatement.
(b) The pay increase date for any person who is reinstated shall be governed by the time-on-step requirement of the step to which reinstated. Time-on-step in a previous position shall not count towards the time-on-step requirement.
(c)(1) Any person who is reemployed to the same class from which the person was laid off, or to a class with the same pay grade as that class, shall be paid at the same step of the pay grade as the step on which the person was being paid on the date the person was laid off, or any lower step of the pay grade.
(2) Any person who is reemployed to a class with a pay grade lower than the class from which the person was laid off shall be paid at one of the following rates:
(A) the same pay rate (dollar amount) as the rate the person was being paid immediately before being laid off, if the rate is on a step in the lower pay grade. If that rate is within the pay grade for the class but not on a step, the person may be paid at the next lower step or the next higher step. However, in no case shall the person be paid above the maximum step of the lower pay grade; or
(B) a lower pay rate (dollar amount) than the person was being paid immediately before being laid off.
(d) In determining the pay increase date for any person who is reemployed to the class from which the person was laid off, to a class with the same pay grade as that class, or to a class with a pay grade lower than that class, the length of time the employee had spent on the last pay step immediately before the date the person was laid off shall count toward the time-on-step requirement. If the pay increase date for this person is less than six months after the date of reemployment, the agency may use the person's last performance review rating before layoff or may give a new performance review rating in determining the person's eligibility for a pay step increase, as provided in K.A.R. 1-5-19b. (Authorized by K.S.A. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 75-2938, 75-2948, and K.S.A. 75-3746; effective May 1, 1979; amended, E-81-14, June 12, 1980; amended May 1, 1981; amended May 1, 1984; amended, T-86-17, June 17, 1985; amended May 1, 1986; amended May 1, 1987; amended, T-1-7-27-89, July 27, 1989; amended Nov. 20, 1989; amended Dec. 17, 1995; amended Sept. 18, 1998.)

1-5-11. Pay of employee returned from military leave. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this regulation, any employee who returns from military leave to a position in the same class in which the employee was employed when the leave was granted, or to a position in the same pay grade, shall be paid at the same step in the pay grade at which the employee was being paid when the leave began. In determining the employee's new pay increase date, credit shall be given for the time served in the armed forces.
(b) The appointing authority shall grant one or more pay step increases to an eligible employee upon the employee's return from military leave if the authority is reasonably certain the employee would have received the increase had the employee been continuously employed and state service not interrupted by military leave. (Authorized by K.S.A. 1994 Supp. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 75-2947, as amended by 1995 SB 175, § 11; effective May 1, 1979; amended, E-81-14, June 12, 1980; amended May 1, 1981; amended May 1, 1985; amended, T-86-17, June 17, 1985; amended May 1, 1986; amended May 1, 1987; amended March 20, 1989; amended, T-1-7-27-89, July 27, 1989; amended Nov. 20, 1989; amended Dec. 17, 1995.)

1-5-12. (Authorized by K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 75-2938 and K.S.A. 75-3746; effective May 1, 1979; amended, E-81-14, June 12, 1980; amended May 1, 1981; amended May 1, 1984; amended May 1, 1987; amended Dec. 17, 1995; amended May 31, 1996; revoked Oct. 24, 1997.)

1-5-13. Pay of employee promoted to a higher class. (a) When an employee in the classified service is promoted or the employee's position is reallocated to a higher class, the appointing authority shall pay the employee on one of the following steps:
(1) the same step of the pay grade for the new class as the step on which the employee was being paid in the lower class;
(2) any lower step of the pay grade for the new class that gives the employee an increase in pay;
(3) the step for new hires in the class when a higher step in the pay grade has been established as the starting pay pursuant to K.A.R. 1-5-8; or
(4) a higher step in the pay grade, if the employee to be promoted has exceptional qualifications. Exceptional qualifications shall be based on the employee's education, training, experience, skills, and other qualifications directly related to the duties of the position to which promoted.
(b) Nothing in this regulation shall authorize pay above the maximum step of the pay grade.
(c) Each employee who is promoted or whose position is reallocated to a higher class shall receive step increases in accordance with the following provisions.
(1) A pay step increase shall be given on the same date, if eligible for such an increase.
(2) The pay increase date shall be governed by the time-on-step requirement of the step to which promoted.
(d) In a manner prescribed by the director, the appointing authority shall report to the director all hires made by the appointing authority pursuant to paragraph (a) (4) of this regulation. (Authorized by K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-2938, K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-2938a, and K.S.A. 75-3746; effective May 1, 1979; amended, E-81-14, June 12, 1980; amended May 1, 1981; amended May 1, 1983; amended, T-86-17, June 17, 1985; amended May 1, 1986; amended May 1, 1987; amended, T-89-1, May 1, 1988; amended Oct. 1, 1988; amended March 20, 1989; amended Dec. 17, 1995; amended Oct. 24, 1997.)

1-5-14. Pay of employee upon transfer. (a)(1) Any employee who is transferred may be paid on the same step as the step on which the employee was paid before the transfer.
(2) Any employee may transfer to a lower step within the pay grade, if this transfer is agreed upon by the employee and the appointing authority.
(3) If an employee is transferred to a trainee class with an abbreviated pay grade in lieu of layoff, the employee may be paid at the employee’s present rate of pay if the rate of pay does not exceed the maximum pay rate for the pay grade to which the trainee class is assigned.
(b) For each employee whose pay is determined under subsection (a), the length of time that the employee has spent on the previous step shall count toward the time-on-step requirement for computing the employee’s pay increase date.
(c) If an employee transfers from one position to another position within the same agency, the appointing authority may pay the employee at a higher step on the pay grade than the step on which the employee was paid before the transfer if the appointing authority determines that the increase is in the best interests of the state. Nothing in this regulation shall authorize pay above the maximum step of the pay grade. The employee’s pay increase date shall be governed by the time-on-step requirement of the new step.
(d) This regulation shall be effective on and after June 5, 2005. (Authorized by K.S.A. 2004 Supp. 75 3747; implementing K.S.A. 75 2938 and 75 3746; effective May 1, 1979; amended, E 81 14, June 12, 1980; amended May 1, 1981; amended May 1, 1987; amended Dec. 17, 1995; amended Sept. 18, 1998; amended June 5, 2005.)

1-5-15.  Pay of employee upon demotion. (a) Each employee who is demoted, in accordance with applicable regulations, whether voluntarily or for disciplinary reasons, shall be paid at the same step of the pay grade for the lower class as the step on which the employee was being paid in the higher class, or at any higher step that results in a decrease in the rate of compensation, except as specified in subsection (b).
(b) Any employee accepting a voluntary demotion may be paid at a step of the new pay grade that does not result in a decrease in rate if the action is in the best interest of the state service, except that the employee’s rate of pay shall not exceed the maximum pay rate for the new pay grade.
(c) Nothing in this regulation shall prevent a demotion being made to a step in the pay grade lower than permitted by this regulation, if agreed upon in writing by the employee and appointing authority. However, if an employee with permanent status is promoted and, subsequently, is demoted pursuant to K.S.A. 75 2944, and amendments thereto, the employee shall be paid on a step that is no lower than the same step of the pay grade for the lower class as the step that the employee was on immediately before the promotion.
(d) An employee who takes a voluntary demotion may also receive a pay step increase on the same date if the employee is eligible for this increase.
(e) The pay increase date for any employee demoted for disciplinary reasons shall be governed by the time on step requirement of the step to which demoted. The pay increase date for any employee who takes a voluntary demotion shall be unchanged if the employee did not receive a pay step increase on the date of the demotion.
(f) The provisions of K.A.R. 1 5 10, rather than this regulation, shall apply when a former permanent employee who was separated from the service for more than 30 days is reinstated to a class with a lower pay grade.
(g) This regulation shall be effective on and after June 5, 2005. (Authorized by K.S.A. 2004 Supp. 75 3747; implementing K.S.A. 75 3707 and 75-3746; effective May 1, 1979; amended, E 81 14, June 12, 1980; amended May 1, 1981; amended May 1, 1983; amended, T 86 17, June 17, 1985; amended May 1, 1986; amended May 1, 1987; amended March 20, 1989; amended Jan. 6, 1992; amended Dec. 27, 1993; amended Nov. 21, 1994; amended Dec. 17, 1995; amended May 31, 1996; amended Sept. 18, 1998; amended June 5, 2005.)
 

1-5-16. Pay of employee in position reallocated to a lower class. (a) An employee whose position is reallocated to a class with a lower pay grade, and who is placed in the reallocated position as provided in K.A.R. 1-4-8, may continue to be paid by the appointing authority at the current pay rate (dollar amount) if that rate is on a step in the lower pay grade. In no case shall an employee be paid above the maximum step of the lower pay grade.
(b) The appointing authority may set the pay at a lower step than permitted by this regulation, except that the employee shall not be paid at less than the same step of the pay grade for the lower class as the step that the employee was on immediately prior to the reallocation.
(c) The length of time the incumbent has spent on the step of the previous pay grade shall count toward the time-on-step requirement for computing the pay increase date. (Authorized by K.S.A. 1994 Supp. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 75-2938, as amended by 1995 SB 175, § 4, K.S.A. 1994 Supp. 75-2938a, and K.S.A. 75-3746; effective May 1, 1979; amended, E-81-14, June 12, 1980; amended May 1, 1981; amended, T-86-17, June 17, 1985; amended May 1, 1986; amended May 1, 1987; amended Dec. 17, 1995.)

1-5-17. Reserved for future use.

1-5-18. (Authorized by K.S.A. 75-3747; effective May 1, 1979; revoked Dec. 17, 1995.)

1-5-19. (Authorized by K.S.A. 1980 Supp. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 1980 Supp. 75-2938; effective May 1, 1979; amended May 1, 1981, revoked May 1, 1983.)

1-5-19a. (Authorized by K.S.A. 1981 Supp. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 1981 Supp. 75-2938; effective May 1, 1983; revoked, T-86-17, June 17, 1985; revoked May 1, 1986.)

1-5-19b. Individual pay step increases. (a) Each employee whose latest performance review rating in the preceding 12-month period is at least satisfactory shall receive a pay step increase as provided by subsections (b) and (c) of this regulation, except as otherwise ordered by the governor.
(b) Each employee who is on the minimum step or the second step of a pay grade shall receive a one-step pay increase after six full months on that step of the pay grade.
(c) Each employee who is on the third step of a pay grade or any higher step, except the maximum step, shall receive a one-step pay increase after 12 full months on that step of the pay grade.
(d) This regulation shall take effect on and after February 4, 2001. (Authorized by K.S.A. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 75-2938; effective May 1, 1983; amended, T-86-17, June 17, 1985; amended May 1, 1986; amended May 1, 1987; amended, T-1-7-27-89, July 27, 1989; amended Nov. 20, 1989; amended Dec. 17, 1995; amended May 25, 2001.)

1-5-19c. Effect of pay grade changes on pay. (a) If the governor has assigned a class of positions to a higher pay grade, the appointing authority shall pay each employee in the class on one of the following steps:
(1) The same step of the pay grade for the new class as the step on which the employee was being paid in the lower class;
(2) any lower step of the pay grade for the new class that gives the employee an increase in pay; or
(3) the step on the pay grade of the new class that provides the same rate, in dollar amount, as the current rate paid to the employee.
(b) If the governor has assigned a class of positions to a lower pay grade, each employee in the class shall continue to be paid at the same rate, in dollar amount, as the rate paid to the employee immediately before the assignment to the new pay grade.
(c)(1) For those employees who receive an increase in pay under either paragraph (a)(1) or (a)(2), the pay increase date shall be governed by the time-on-step requirement of the new step.
(2) For those employees who did not receive an increase in pay under either paragraph (a)(3) or subsection (b), the length of time that the employee has spent on the step of the previous pay grade shall count toward the time-on-step requirement for computing the pay increase date. If the employee’s current salary is above the new pay grade, the employee shall not receive a salary increase until the employee’s rate of pay is less than the highest step of the new pay grade.
(d) This regulation shall be effective on and after June 5, 2005. (Authorized by K.S.A. 2004 Supp. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 75-2938, 75-2938a, and 75-3707; effective May 1, 1983; amended, T-86-17, June 17, 1985; amended May 1, 1986; amended May 1, 1987; amended, T-1-7-27-89, July 27, 1989; amended Nov. 20, 1989; amended Dec. 17, 1995; amended Oct. 24, 1997; T-1-1-30-01, Feb. 4, 2001; amended May 25, 2001; amended June 5, 2005.)

1-5-20. Individual pay decreases. (a) The appointing authority may reduce the pay of any employee one step because of a less than satisfactory rating according to the employee’s current performance review. Such a decrease shall not result in a pay rate below the minimum step of the pay grade. Approval of the director shall be required for more than one of these reductions in any 12-month period.
(b) Following a pay decrease, the employee's pay increase date shall be governed by the time-on-step requirement of the new step, except that the pay may be increased to the step from which it was reduced in any later payroll period, if the employee's subsequent rating is satisfactory.
(c) This regulation shall be effective on and after June 5, 2005. (Authorized by K.S.A. 2004 Supp. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 75-3707 and 75-3746; effective May 1, 1979; amended, E-81-14, June 12, 1980; amended May 1, 1981; amended May 1, 1982; amended, T-86-17, June 17, 1985; amended May 1, 1986; amended May 1, 1987; amended Dec. 17, 1995; T-1-1-30-01, Feb. 4, 2001; amended May 25, 2001; amended June 5, 2005.)

1-5-21. Biweekly salary or hourly rates. Each exempt employee shall be paid a biweekly salary. Each non-exempt employee shall be paid an hourly rate as determined under K.S.A. 1994 Supp. 75-5515, and amendments thereto. (Authorized by K.S.A. 1994 Supp. 75-3747 and K.S.A. 75-5514; implementing K.S.A. 75-5506 and K.S.A. 1994 Supp. 75-5515; effective May 1, 1979; amended Dec. 17, 1995.)

1-5-22. Payment for two or more positions. (a) Each employee who is employed in two or more regular, part-time positions shall receive separate pay for the duties performed in each position. Except as provided in subsection (c), the percentage of time worked on all positions shall not exceed 100 percent.
(b) Each employee in multiple regular, part-time positions shall receive benefits commensurate with the total time worked on all regular, part-time positions.
(c) Any classified exempt employee may hold one or more additional unclassified exempt positions teaching or conducting research in a state educational institution without limit on total pay, if the appointing authority in the classified service certifies that the position does not detract from the time for which the employee is being paid as a classified exempt employee. (Authorized by K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 75-3746; effective May 1, 1979; amended May 1, 1983; amended Dec. 17, 1995; amended May 31, 1996; amended October 1, 1999; amended June 7, 2002.)

1-5-23. (Authorized by K.S.A. 1982 Supp. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 1982 Supp. 75-2938; effective May 1, 1979; amended May 1, 1983; revoked Dec. 17, 1995.)

1-5-24. Overtime. (a) Except as otherwise provided by statute or these regulations, employees of the state who are eligible to receive overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), as amended, shall be compensated for overtime as provided in that act. State employees in agricultural positions shall also be eligible for overtime compensation. The final determination of eligibility to receive overtime as specified in this subsection shall be made by the director for all classified employees and all unclassified employees whose pay is subject to approval by the governor under K.S.A. 75-2935b and amendments thereto.
(b) (1) The rate at which any eligible employee is to be compensated for overtime worked shall be one and a half times the employee's regular rate of pay. This rate shall not include premium pay for holidays worked or any call-in and callback compensation paid for hours not actually worked.
(2) All employees who are eligible for overtime compensation and who were paid for overtime during the 12 months preceding the receipt of a longevity bonus payment or a quality award bonus payment, shall receive an additional overtime payment, which shall be calculated as follows:
(A) Divide the bonus pay by total hours worked in the preceding 12 months to obtain the increase in the regular rate; and
(B) multiply the increase in the regular rate by the number of overtime hours paid in the preceding 12 months; then, multiply that product by one-half. The result shall be the employee's additional overtime pay.
No additional overtime pay shall be due for any overtime hours worked during the preceding 12 months for which compensatory time was given under subsection (e).
(c) Each appointing authority shall be responsible for control of overtime in the agency. Overtime, to the extent possible, shall be authorized in advance by the responsible supervisor.
(d) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (d) (3), in determining whether an employee in a position or class determined to be eligible for overtime pay has worked any overtime in a given workweek or work period, only time actually worked shall be considered.
(2) The number of hours of paid leave used in an employee's workweek or work period that, when added to the number of hours actually worked in that employee's workweek or work period, exceeds the applicable overtime threshold shall be compensated in the following manner:
(A) given as equivalent time off as specified in subsection (f); or
(B) paid at the hourly rate of pay.
(3) If all of the following conditions are met, an official state holiday may be
counted as time worked for employees in positions that have been determined to be eligible for overtime compensation:
(A) The employee is asked to report to work in order to respond to a building, highway, public safety, or other emergency, as determined by the appointing authority.
(B) this work is performed outside the employee's normal work schedule for the
workweek or work period that includes the official state holiday.
(C) the appointing authority authorizes inclusion of that official state holiday in
calculating time worked by the employee.
The appointing authority shall report to the director the name and position number of each employee for whom the state holiday will be counted as time worked.
(e) (1) (A) In lieu of paying an eligible employee at the time-and-a-half rate for overtime worked, an appointing authority may elect to compensate an employee for overtime worked by granting compensatory time off, at the rate of one and a half hours off for each hour of overtime worked, at some time after the workweek or work period in which the overtime was worked if the conditions of paragraph (e) (1) (B) are met.
(B) Any appointing authority may elect to compensate an employee for overtime worked by granting compensatory time off only if an agreement or understanding has been reached before the performance of the work. Except as provided in 29 C.F.R. 553.23(b), the agreement or understanding concerning compensatory time off shall be between the appointing authority and the individual employee and a record of its existence shall be maintained for each employee. The agreement or understanding to provide compensatory time off may take the form of an express condition of employment if the employee knowingly and voluntarily agrees to it as a condition of employment and if the employee is informed that the compensatory time earned may be preserved, used or cashed out in a manner consistent with the provisions of this regulation. The appointing authority of any agency that had a regular practice of awarding compensatory time off in lieu of overtime pay before April 15, 1986 shall be deemed to have reached an agreement or understanding with any employee who has been continuously employed by that agency in one or more positions that are eligible for overtime from a date before April 15, 1986.
(2) An eligible employee shall not accrue more than 240 hours of compensatory time for overtime hours worked. Each eligible employee who has accrued 240 hours of compensatory time off shall, for any additional overtime hours of work, be compensated with overtime pay. However, an appointing authority may establish a lower maximum accumulation for employees in that agency.
(3) If an eligible employee is paid for accrued compensatory time off, this compensation shall be paid at the regular rate earned by the employee at the time the employee receives the payment.
(4) (A) Except as provided in K.A.R. 1-9-14 (a), each eligible employee who has accrued compensatory time off authorized under this subsection shall, upon termination of employment or upon promotion, demotion, or transfer to another state agency, be paid for the unused compensatory time at a rate of compensation not less than the higher of either of the following rates:
(i) the average regular rate received by the eligible employee during the last three years of the employee's employment; or
(ii) the final regular rate received by the eligible employee.
(B) Any longevity or quality award bonus payments received during the last three years of employment shall be included in determining the average regular rate and the final regular rate specified in paragraph (e)(4) (A).
(5) (A) Each eligible employee who has accrued compensatory time off authorized under this subsection, and who has requested the use of compensatory time, shall be permitted by the appointing authority to use this time within a reasonable period after making the request if the use of the compensatory time does not unduly disrupt the operations of the agency.
(B) Each employee who has accrued compensatory time and whose FLSA status is changed to exempt, shall be granted the compensatory time off, paid for the entire amount, or provided a combination of both compensatory time off and pay, so that there is no remaining compensatory time balance before the employee’s status changes to exempt.
(C) Each employee who has accrued compensatory time off under this subsection may be required by the appointing authority to use the compensatory time within a reasonable period after receiving notice of this requirement. The notice shall state the length of time in which a specified number of hours of compensatory time are to be used.
(f) When an employee who is eligible for overtime works additional time that could result in overtime hours, that employee's appointing authority may give the employee equivalent time off, on an hour-for-hour basis, in the workweek or work period in which the additional time is worked if any of the following conditions is met:
(1) The appointing authority notifies the employee of the change in the employee's normal work schedule for that workweek or work period at least five calendar days in advance of the day in which the employee's normal work schedule is first changed.
(2) The appointing authority has established a written policy stating that the employee may be required to take equivalent time off, on an hour-for-hour basis, in the workweek or work period in which additional time is worked.
(3) The employee requests or agrees to take equivalent time off during the workweek or work period in which additional time was worked, and the appointing authority determines that this arrangement is not detrimental to the operations of the agency.
In any case, the equivalent time off shall be taken at a time agreeable to the appointing authority during the workweek or work period in which the additional time is worked.
(g) This regulation shall be effective on and after June 5, 2005. (Authorized by K.S.A. 75-3706, K.S.A. 2004 Supp. 75-3747, K.S.A. 75-5507, and 75-5514; implementing K.S.A. 75-2938, 75-3707, 75-3746, 75-5508, K.S.A. 2004 Supp. 75-5537, and 75-5541; effective May 1, 1979; amended May 1, 1981; amended May 1, 1982; amended May 1, 1983; amended, T-86-17, June 17, 1985; amended, T-86-36, Dec. 11, 1985; amended May 1, 1986; amended, T-87-11, May 1, 1986; amended May 1, 1987; amended, T-1-7-27-89, July 27, 1989; amended Nov. 20, 1989; amended Dec. 27, 1994; amended Dec. 17, 1995; amended May 31, 1996, amended Sept. 1, 2000; June 5, 2005.)

1-5-25.
Call-in and call-back pay. (a) An appointing authority may call an employee in to work on a regular day off or may call an employee back to work after a regular work schedule. Except as provided in subsection (b), employees of the state who are eligible to receive overtime pursuant to K.A.R. 1-5-24, and who are called in to work on a regular day off or are called back to work after a regular work schedule, shall be paid at the appropriate rate of pay for the hours worked. Except as noted below, such employees shall be paid for a minimum of two hours. The minimum of two hours shall not apply if the employee was on stand-by when called in or called back, nor shall it apply if the employee was called in or called back during the two hour period immediately prior to the beginning of the employee's next regularly scheduled work shift. Only the hours actually worked shall be credited in determining eligibility for overtime compensation.
(b) The head of each agency with employees engaged in law enforcement and firefighting activities as defined in 29 C.F.R. 553, shall determine whether such employees will be eligible for call-in and call-back pay as provided in this regulation and shall submit a written statement regarding such determination to the director. The determination as to eligibility for call-in and call-back may be modified by the secretary upon recommendation of the director. (Authorized by K.S.A. 75-3747, as amended by 1985 HB 2125; effective May 1, 1979; amended, T-86-17, June 17, 1985; amended May 1, 1986.)

1-5-26. Stand-by compensation. (a) Any appointing authority may require a non-exempt employee to be on stand-by. "Stand-by time" means a period of time outside a non-exempt employee's regularly scheduled work hours, during which the non-exempt employee is required, at agency direction, to remain available to the agency within a specified response time. Each non-exempt employee on stand-by shall be available at agency direction for recall to perform necessary work. Stand-by assignments shall be limited to work situations where a probability of emergency recall of a non-exempt employee or employees exists. When an employer is able to contact employees by means of a paging device, the employer shall establish a policy stating whether such employees are eligible for stand-by compensation.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (f), each non-exempt employee shall be compensated at the rate of one dollar per hour for each hour the employee serves on stand-by status.
(c) Each non-exempt employee on stand-by who is called in to work shall be compensated for the actual hours worked at the appropriate rate of pay, but shall not be paid stand-by compensation for the hours actually worked. Only the hours actually worked by the non-exempt employee shall be credited in determining eligibility for overtime compensation.
(d) Time during which a non-exempt employee is restricted to a particular telephone number at a location designated by the employer, or to the employer's premises, in order to remain personally available to the employer shall be considered hours worked and the employee shall be compensated at the employee's regular rate of pay instead of receiving stand-by compensation.
(e) Any non-exempt employee on stand-by, or who is subject to the provisions of subsection (d), who is not available when called, and who does not present reasonable justification for failure to report when called, shall lose compensation for that stand-by period and may be subject to disciplinary action.
(f) The head of each agency with employees engaged in law enforcement and firefighting activities as defined in 29 C.F.R. 553, as in effect on July 1, 1994, shall determine whether those employees will be eligible for stand-by compensation as provided in this regulation and shall submit a written statement regarding that determination to the director. The determination as to eligibility for stand-by compensation may be modified by the secretary upon recommendation of the director. (Authorized by K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 75-3746; effective May 1, 1979; amended May 1, 1985; amended, T-86-17, June 17, 1985; amended May 1, 1986; amended May 31, 1996.)

1-5-27. (Authorized by K.S.A. 75-3747; effective May 1, 1979; revoked Jan. 6, 1992.)

1-5-28. Shift differential. (a) Each agency having multi-shift operations shall designate one or more shifts as a normal day shift. Each agency shall specify no more than 12 consecutive hours in the day from which normal day shifts may be designated. Each normal day shift shall fall entirely within those designated hours.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (e), a shift differential shall be paid to classified employees in positions eligible to receive overtime pursuant to K.A.R. 1-5-24 for hours worked on regularly established shifts other than the normal day shift or shifts. The shift differential shall not be paid to an employee for any time the employee is on any type of leave or holiday or when the employee works unscheduled hours before or after a normal day shift.
(c) Upon recommendation of the secretary, the amount of the shift differential shall be that amount set by executive directive of the governor. The amount shall be recommended by the secretary after consideration of pay survey data and other appropriate and relevant factors, which shall be reviewed at least annually.
(d) With regard to particular classes of employees, or particular agencies, or employees located in particular geographic areas of the state, a recommendation to extend or deny the shift differential authorized by this regulation may be submitted by the director of personnel services to the secretary. This extension or denial shall be effective when approved by executive directive of the governor.
(e) The head of each agency with employees engaged in law enforcement and fire fighting activities, as defined in 29 C.F.R. 553, as in effect on July 1, 1994, shall determine whether such employees will be eligible for shift differential as provided in this regulation and shall submit a written statement regarding such determination to the director. The determination as to eligibility for shift differential may be modified by executive directive of the governor. (Authorized by K.S.A. 1994 Supp. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 75-3746, and K.S.A. 75-2938, as amended by 1995 SB 175, § 4; effective, E-81-14, June 12, 1980; effective May 1, 1981; amended May 1, 1982; amended May 1, 1983; amended May 1, 1985; amended, T-86-17, June 17, 1985; amended May 1, 1986; amended January 6, 1992; amended July 26, 1993; amended Dec. 17, 1995.)

1-5-29. Longevity bonus pay. (a) Upon completion of 10 years of length of service, each classified employee in a regular position shall be eligible for longevity bonus pay.
(b) The longevity bonus payment for each eligible employee shall be computed by multiplying $40 by the number of full years of state service, not to exceed 25 years.
(c) Longevity bonus pay shall increase the regular rate applying to overtime pay for hours worked during the 12 months preceding the date the longevity bonus is paid to the employee and shall be considered in calculating the payment of compensatory time to an employee upon termination as provided in K.A.R. 1-5-24. (Authorized by K.S.A. 75-5541 implementing K.S.A. 75-5541 and K.S.A. 75-2943; effective, T-1-7-27-89, July 27, 1989; effective Nov. 20, 1989; amended, T-1-9-19-94, Sept. 19, 1994; amended Nov. 21, 1994; amended Dec. 17, 1995; amended June 7, 2002.)

1-5-30. Benefits for employees activated to military duty. (a) Each employee who is ordered to report for active military service upon the activation of the National Guard and reserve units by presidential order, or who volunteers for this active duty, shall be eligible for the following benefits:
(1) The employee shall continue to accrue length of service, but shall not accrue vacation or sick leave. Upon return to work, the employee's vacation leave accrual rate shall be increased to the appropriate level if the length of service the employee accrued while on military leave qualifies the employee for a higher accrual rate.
(2) A death benefit shall be payable if the employee dies while on active military duty. The death benefit shall be in an amount equal to the amount provided by the group term life insurance through the Kansas public employees retirement system that the employee would have received at the time of death if the employee had not been on active duty. The employing state agency at the time the employee entered active duty shall pay the death benefit. The death benefit shall be paid to the employee's beneficiary or beneficiaries, as designated on forms approved by the director of personnel services. If no beneficiary has been designated, the death benefit shall be paid to the estate of the employee. The provisions of this paragraph shall be applicable to each state employee who meets the following conditions:
(A) Immediately before entering active duty, was eligible for the insured death benefit provided under K.S.A. 74-4901 et seq., and amendments thereto, and funded by the employing agency; and
(B) would not, at the time of death, be eligible for the death benefit described under paragraph (a)(2)(A).
(b) This regulation shall not apply to federal active duty for training purposes.
(c) This regulation shall be effective on and after June 5, 2005. (Authorized by K.S.A. 75-3706 and K.S.A. 2004 Supp. 75-3747; implementing K.S.A. 75-3707 and 75-3746; effective, T-1-9-10-90, Sept. 10, 1990; effective Jan. 7, 1991; amended Jan. 6, 1992; amended Dec. 17, 1995; amended June 5, 2005.)