Shift Differential

Shift differential is additional compensation paid at the discretion of vice presidents to non-exempt TEAMS, USPS, and OPS employees (excluding UF Police Department officers) who work during certain “premium” shifts, defined as follows:

Evening Shift

If at least half of the hours of an employee’s shift are worked between 5 p.m. and 12 midnight, 5 percent will be added to the employee’s base rate of pay for that entire shift.

Night Shift

If at least half of the hours of an employee’s shift are worked between 12 midnight and 6 a.m., 10 percent will be added to the employee’s base rate of pay for that entire shift.

Extended Shifts

If an employee works a shift that encompasses at least four hours in both the night and evening shifts (totaling eight hours or more), 10 percent will be added to the employee’s base rate of pay for the entire extended shift.

Weekend Shift

If at least half of the hours of an employee’s shift are worked between 12 midnight Friday and 6 a.m. Monday, 5 percent will be added to the employee’s base rate of pay for that entire shift. This shift differential will combine with the evening and night differentials. For example, an employee working a shift that would qualify for the evening shift differential on Saturday would receive 5 percent for the weekend differential and 5 percent evening differential in addition to their base rate of pay.

Shift differential is a pay additive and is considered part of an employee’s regular rate of pay. As such, leaves with pay and holiday pay include the shift differential.

The following chart shows when shift differential should be paid. “PS” refers to the PeopleSoft system to be implemented TBD.

“Salary Plan” Classification Pay Type Shift Differential
US2N USPS Non-Exempt Hourly Y
US2E USPS Exempt Annual N
TU2N TEAMS Non-Exempt (mirror USPS) Hourly Y
TU2E TEAMS Exempt (mirror USPS) Annual N
TA12 TEAMS Exempt (former A&P) 12-month Annual N
TA09 TEAMS Exempt (former A&P) 9-month Annual N
TA10 TEAMS Exempt (former A&P) 10-month Annual N
OPS Other Personnel Services Hourly Y

Payment of shift differential is accomplished through the time reporting codes (TRC) in the Time and Labor feature of PeopleSoft. For assistance in this process, please contact the Payroll Office at 392-1231.