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The DC Code: § 5-405 Workweek established; hours of duty; days off duty; holidays.

Index5 Police, Firefighters, Medical Examiner, and Forensic Sciences. (Refs & Annos)
a
Beginning with the 1st day of the 1st pay period which begins not less than 120 days after enactment of this amendatory subsection or which begins on or after July 1, 1962, whichever is later, the Mayor of the District of Columbia is authorized and directed to establish a workweek for officers and members of the Firefighting Division of the Fire Department of the District of Columbia which will result in an average workweek of not to exceed 48 hours during an administratively established workweek cycle which the Mayor is hereby authorized to establish from time to time.
b
The Firefighting Division shall operate under a 2-shift system and all hours of duty of any shift shall be consecutive.
c
The Mayor of the District of Columbia is further authorized and directed to establish a workweek for officers and members of the Fire Department, other than those in the Firefighting Division, of 40 hours, and the hours of work in such workweek shall be performed on consecutive days in such workweek: Provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, the Mayor of the District of Columbia or his designated agent or agents may, whenever the exigencies of the Fire Department require temporary or short-term services of 1 or more officers or members, order such officer, officers, member, or members to perform such services.
d
The days off duty to which each officer or member of the Fire Department is entitled shall be in addition to his annual leave and sick leave allowed by law. In the case of any shift of the Fire Department beginning on 1 day and extending without a break in continuity into the next day, or in the case of 2 shifts beginning on the same day, the Mayor is authorized to designate the shift which shall be the workday, and the entire shift so designated shall be considered the workday for all pay and leave purposes.
e
If a holiday shall fall on any day off of any officer or member of the Fire Department, he shall be excused from duty on such other day as is designated by the Mayor of the District of Columbia, and if he is required to be on duty in lieu of such day off, he shall receive compensation for such duty at the rate provided by law for duty performed on a holiday. When any shift of the Fire Department begins on the day before a holiday and extends without a break in continuity into the holiday, or begins on a holiday and extends without a break in continuity into the next day, the Mayor of the District of Columbia is authorized to designate either of such shifts as the holiday workday, and the entire shift so designated shall be considered as the holiday workday for all pay and leave purposes. As used in this subsection, the word "holiday" shall have the same meaning as such word has in § 5-521.02, and as supplemented by § 6103 of Title 5, United States Code.
f
For fiscal years 2011, 2012, and 2013, and except as provided in subsection (h) of this section, no member of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, except for officers, shall work more than 204 hours in 2 consecutive pay periods.
g
For fiscal years 2011, 2012, and 2013, and except as provided in subsection (h) of this section, no officer or member shall be permitted to earn overtime compensation for overtime work performed in a pay period after that officer or member has received sick leave in the same pay period.
h
The restrictions in subsections (f) and (g) of this section shall not apply during pay periods 1 and 2 of calendar year 2013.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 4-305. 1973 Ed., § 4-404a. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 18-223 added subsecs. (f) and (g). D.C. Law 19-21, in subsecs. (f) and (g), substituted "fiscal years 2011 and 2012" for "fiscal year 2011". D.C. Law 19-168, in subsec. (f), substituted "2011, 2012, and 2013, and except as provided in subsection (h) of this section" for "2011 and 2012" ; in subsec. (g), substituted "2011, 2012, and 2013, and except as provided in subsection (h) of this section," for "2011 and 2012"; and added subsec. (h). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3023 of Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-463, July 2, 2010, 57 DCR 6542). Legislative History of Laws Law 18-223, the "Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Support Act of 2010", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 18-731, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on May 26, 2010, and June 15, 2010, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 2, 2010, it was assigned Act No. 18-462 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 18-223 became effective on September 24, 2010. Law 19-21, the "Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Support Act of 2011", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 19-203, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on May 25, 2011, and June 14, 2011, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 22, 2011, it was assigned Act No. 19-98 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 19-21 became effective on September 14, 2011. For history of Law 19-168, see notes under § 5-119.10. Change in Government This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 (D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act (D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section. DC CODE § 5-405 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(June 19, 1948, 62 Stat. 498, ch. 530, § 2; Aug. 4, 1955, 69 Stat. 491, ch. 549, § 2; Oct. 5, 1961, 75 Stat. 830, Pub. L. 87-399, §§ 1, 2; Sept. 25, 1962, 76 Stat. 596, Pub. L. 87-697, §§ 1, 2; Oct. 21, 1965, 79 Stat. 1015, Pub. L. 89-282, § 2; Sept. 24, 2010, D.C. Law 18-223, § 3023, 57 DCR 6242; Sept. 14, 2011, D.C. Law 19-21, § 3013, 58 DCR 6226; Sept. 20, 2012, D.C. Law 19-168, § 3023, 59 DCR 8025.)