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Premium Pay Policy for University Police

Authority: Student Affairs
Date Enacted or Revised: June 6, 2012; Revised February 2016; September 2018


The purpose of this policy is to provide policy and procedure information concerning premium pay for University Police Officers.


To 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 State Civil Service of any changes in the amount paid.

APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE:                        

University Police Department for the following personnel in position titles:

  • Police Officer 2A
  • Police Sergeant A
  • Police Lieutenant A

Premium pay will be granted and is approved for the following events:

  • Homecoming week activities
  • Graduation Ceremonies
  • Home Football Games
  • Facilities Use Agreements Events



Premium Pay rate is flexible up to $17.31 per hour to ensure that the employee is paid $31.50 per hour for
hours worked during these events.  The maximum pay issued to employee for working these specific
events will be $31.50 per hour for hours worked.


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 which will contain:

  • Date Worked
  • Time of Day Worked
  • Total Hours Worked
  • Name and/or description of Event



This communication is published on the Human Resources Website, on the McNeese General Policy Page, and is posted in paper copy in Human Resources for public view in accordance with civil service guidelines.