What is exchange time?
Exchange time is time off with pay in recognition of extraordinary/excessive time worked.
Who is eligible for exchange time?
There is no requirement for employers to offer exchange time and policy provisions are discretionary. Exchange time is only available to overtime-exempt employees and carries no entitlement. Check with your human resources office for the agency policy on exchange time.
What criteria should be considered in the development of policy language?
Employers developing formal Exchange Time policies are encouraged to consider several points in the development of their specific policy language. For more information, visit Suggested Criteria for Developing Your Exchange Time Policy [Word file].
Rules and practices may vary between represented and non-represented employees. Check the applicable collective bargaining agreement, or talk to the agency’s or institution’s human resources staff.