Premium Pay Policy for University Police

Authority: University Advancement
Date Enacted or Revised: June 6, 2012; Revised February 2016; September 2018; March 16, 2022; May 30, 2023


The purpose of this policy is to provide information regarding premium pay for University police officers.

Policy Statement

The University will compensate police officers who perform extraordinary/hazardous duties which are above and beyond their normal scope of duties. This special pay rate will not be included in base pay calculations. 

This policy is subject to and has the approval of the Civil Service Commission, is in accordance with Civil Service Rule 6.16 (a), and is subject to market conditions/pay rates for the surrounding areas. This policy is not intended to create any property rights. The University may re-assess “need” and the allocation of funding resources at any time and may rescind or change the amount given at any time. Sufficient notice must be provided to the employee and notification must be sent to the Civil Service Commission of any changes in the amount paid.

Applicability and Scope

This policy applies to University Police personnel with the following position titles:

  • Police Officer 1A;
  • Police Officer 2A;
  • Police Sergeant-A; and
  • Police Lieutenant-A.

Premium pay is approved for the following events:

  • Homecoming week activities;
  • Graduation ceremonies;
  • Home football games; and
  • Events approved through a facilities use request.

Rate of Premium Pay

The premium pay rate for officers who work these events starts at $31.50 per hour. If an officer’s overtime rate is above $27.50 per hour, their premium pay rate will be their overtime rate plus $5.00 per hour.


A request for premium pay will be submitted to payroll bi-weekly for any event worked during the pay period. The request for premium pay is a standard form that will include:

  • Date worked;
  • Times worked;
  • Total hours worked; and
  • Name and/or description of the event.


This policy is distributed via the University Policies webpage and posted in the Office of Human Resources and Student Employment for public view in accordance with civil service guidelines.