Published Date: 2021-05-26
The time spent between checking out keys and reaching your sign-in destination is time on the clock
Attention Corrections Members
Disciplinary action has been taken against members in corrections for “falsified” sign-in sheets. At issue is the chunk of time between checking out keys from key control and signing in to work. CAPT has learned that in some instances, management is violating the FLSA by rejecting the on-duty time an employee records for those extra minutes it takes to check out keys. At some facilities, the key control is located at a distance from where the employee signs into work, which has caused an “on duty” disputable time frame between management and employees.
On-duty time frame parameters are not spelled out in our contract; however, the FLSA requires employers to consider employees as on duty for
the time it takes you to check out the equipment necessary to perform your job duties--in this case, our keys. We are on duty for time-keeping purposes for the duration of time it takes to check out our keys until we reach our sign-in destination. On duty extends to the time you check your keys back in.
CAPT advises you to keep a record of the time you were issued the key and the issuing officer’s name. If management disputes your time of duty at sign-in, contact your local chapter for assistance.
If you have any other questions or would like more information on this topic, your CAPT chapter reps can assist you.
May 26, 2021 | Download Flier