Hazardous Duty Pay

Handbook of Operating Procedures 5-3120

Hazardous Duty Pay

University of Texas SealEffective December 01, 1989
Executive Sponsor: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerPolicy Owner: Assoc. Vice President for Human Resources
I. Policy Statement 

The University of Texas at Austin (“University”) shall pay certain law enforcement personnel of the University’s police department hazardous duty pay in accordance with state law.

II. Reason for Policy 

This policy provides for the administration of hazardous duty pay in accordance with state law.

III. Scope & Audience 

This policy applies to certain employees of the University’s police department.

IV. Definitions (specific to this policy) 
None
V. Website (for policy) 
https://policies.utexas.edu/policies/hop/5-3120
VI. Contacts 
None
VII. Responsibilities & Procedures 

Law enforcement personnel of The University of Texas System shall be entitled to hazardous duty pay in accordance with applicable law. Hazardous duty pay shall be in the amount of ten dollars per month for each year of service with the State of Texas up to and including 30 years. This service must be in a position that requires the performance of hazardous duty.

 

  1. All full-time commissioned law enforcement personnel are eligible for hazardous duty pay. Full-time is defined as employment of forty hours per week.
  1. After completion of 12 months service, hazardous duty pay commences on the first day of the next month at the specified rate and continues at that rate until the completion of another 12-month increment.
  1. Hazardous duty pay eligibility is determined by the employee's status on the first calendar day of the month. Hazardous duty pay shall not be prorated. Hazardous duty pay shall be paid using the following schedule:
State Service Months Monthly Hazardous Duty Payments State Service Months Monthly Hazardous Duty Payments
12 $10.00 192 $160.00
24 $20.00 204 $170.00
36 $30.00 216 $180.00
48 $40.00 228 $190.00
60 $50.00 240 $200.00
72 $60.00 252 $210.00
84 $70.00 264 $220.00
96 $80.00 276 $230.00
108 $90.00 288 $240.00
120 $100.00 300 $250.00
132 $110.00 312 $260.00
144 $120.00 324 $270.00
156 $130.00 336 $280.00
168 $140.00 348 $290.00
180 $150.00 360 $300.00

 

A state employee who has received longevity pay for service performed in a position that does not require the performance of hazardous duty and who transfers to a position for which the employee is eligible to receive hazardous duty pay is entitled to continue to receive longevity pay for the service performed in the prior position. The employee is not entitled to additional longevity pay for the period in which the employee receives hazardous duty pay but that period is included in computing the employee's total years of service as an employee of the state.

 

A state employee who is in a position that requires the performance of hazardous duty and transfers to a position that does not require the performance of hazardous duty is not entitled to a continuation of the hazardous duty pay earned in the prior position. The employee is entitled to longevity pay based on each year of service as an employee of the state, including years of service in positions for which the employee was entitled to hazardous duty pay.

 

This Act applies to eligibility for Hazardous Duty Pay or Longevity Pay based on services performed by the employee on or after May 29, 1987.

VIII. Forms & Tools 
None
XI. History 

Last review date: November 1989
Previously HOP 9.40