On-call overtime


Q: I am a Title-38 registered nurse for the Veterans Affairs Department. For more than 10 years, I have worked as evening-shift supervisor. My shift has been 3:30 p.m. until midnight. I carry an emergency pager, and I am not allowed to pass this pager off in order to take my 30 minute meal break. Am I entitled to overtime?

A: Probably not. However, you’ll have to check with your personnel office to be sure.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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