Shift Differential and Per Diem Costs

 

Shift Differential and Per Diem Costs

APS is reviewing it's policies regarding shift differential and per diem costs. I would appreciate it if you could please let me know what your current rates and policies are for shift differential and per diem. Thanks.

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Our shift differential is about 4% or $1.40 per hour. As far as per diem goes, we don't actually use it. Our folks turn in actual expenses that are then reviewed for "reasonableness". I would love a per diem philosophy, but due to the wide range of cost structures in our service territories, per diem is really hard. If someone is in San Francisco, it would not be uncommon to pay $150-300 per night for a hotel and a normal dinner might be $50. But if you go 20-30 miles outside of the city, the costs can easily drop by 50%. Its this range that makes per diem hard for us. I hope that helps. tks.

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The excerpt below is from our MOU with the mechanics Union. Other Unions may have negotiated different shift differentials. Regarding per diem - we reimburse actual expenses.

Section 3-5: Shift Differential Pay
Unit employees shall receive ninety cents ($0.90) per hour in addition to their regular
rate of pay when working a night shift which ends at or after 9:00 p.m., and before
midnight, and one dollar and twenty-five cents ($1.25) per hour in addition to their
regular rate of pay when working a night shift which includes work during the period
after midnight to 4:00 a.m.

Employees shall receive shift premium pay only for hours scheduled and worked, and
not while on paid leave time.

Section 3-5A: Weekend Shift Differential Pay
Effective July 10, 2006, a Unit member shall receive forty cents ($0.40) per hour in
addition to his base hourly rate of pay and any other shift differential or any other
premium pay he may be receiving for working a weekend shift. A designated weekend
shift is defined as any shift that starts on or after 2:00 p.m., on Friday, and continuing
through any shift that starts on or before, but not after 11:59 p.m., on Sunday.

A Unit member who is called out and works between 2:00 p.m., on Friday and 11:59
p.m., on Sunday, will be paid weekend shift differential for all hours worked at the rate
specified in this article. If a Unit member was called out while on stand-by status, he will
not receive weekend shift differential.

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We have it broke down a little further, evening shift is $.75 and over night is $1.00. As for per diem it is $31 a day and hotel's are seperate. This is in the Mid-West.

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Always interesting to hear how others do things. As far as shift differential, our mechanics rotate, but the negotiated pay is the same for day and night shifts. As far as expenses go, we do not offer per diem, when our mechanics go out of town they fill out an expensse account.

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I noticed everyone has a little different wages when it comes to shifts. Dave mentioned that their differential equates to 4% of the mechanics wages. That's very helpful when it comes to us looking at this incentive for our folks in the future so that we can stay in line with the industry per our wages. Could I talk the rest of the individuals that responds to this string to add the percentage of pay so it can give me a better baseline. Thanks.

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We are about 4% also in the Midwest. Thanks.