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Agency-Specific Provisions
Evening, Night or Weekend Shift Salary Differential

Authorized agencies may pay a shift differential to employees in certain positions who are required to work scheduled hours outside of the usual business workday. These agencies determine which employees in the following categories are eligible for the salary differential.

Clinical and Support Personnel

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) are authorized to pay an additional night shift salary differential not to exceed 15 percent of the monthly pay rate to clinical and support personnel who work the 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. or the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift, or their equivalents.

A weekend shift salary differential not to exceed 5 percent of the monthly pay rate may be paid to persons who work weekend shifts.

The evening or night shift salary differential may be paid in addition to the weekend shift salary differential.

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Data Processing Personnel

DSHS, DADS, the Department of Family and Protective Services, the Health and Human Services Commission and the Health and Human Services Consolidated Print Shop may pay an evening or night shift salary differential not to exceed 15 percent of the monthly pay rate to personnel in data processing or printing operations who work the 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift or the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift, or their equivalents.

A weekend shift salary differential not to exceed 5 percent of the monthly pay rate may be paid to persons who work weekend shifts.

The evening or night shift salary differential may be paid in addition to the weekend shift salary differential.

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Nurses

A state agency may pay an additional evening shift or night shift differential not to exceed 15 percent of the monthly pay rate to registered nurses or licensed vocational nurses who work the 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift or the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift, or their equivalents.

An additional weekend shift salary differential not to exceed 5 percent of the monthly pay rate may be paid to registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses who work weekend shifts.

The evening or night shift salary differential may be paid in addition to the weekend shift salary differential.

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Facilities Management Division Employees

The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) is authorized to pay an additional night shift differential to Facilities Management Division employees. TFC determines the amount of the shift differential and the eligible employees.

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Texas Juvenile Justice Department Employees

The Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) is authorized to pay an additional evening, night or weekend shift differential not to exceed 15 percent of the monthly pay of:

  • Juvenile Corrections Officers I
  • Juvenile Correctional Officers II
  • Juvenile Correctional Officers III
  • Juvenile Correctional Officers IV
  • Juvenile Correctional Officers V
  • Juvenile Correctional Officers VI

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Texas Workforce Commission Employees

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is authorized to pay shift differential pay to employees in the vocational rehabilitation program. TWC must develop and implement policies related to the amounts of shift differential and circumstances in which eligible employees will be paid.

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Other Considerations

Evening, night and weekend shift salary differential must be considered when calculating the amount of an employee’s retirement contributions, federal income tax withholding or withholding for taxes imposed under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act.

To learn more about entering this special pay, see Chapter 10 “Special Pays” of the USPS Process Guide or the SPRS Entitlement Code Table.

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Sources

General Appropriations Act (GAA), Article II, Section 2 in the Special Provisions Relating to All Health and Human Services Agencies; GAA, Article I, Rider 11 in the appropriations to the Texas Facilities Commission; GAA, Article V, Rider 22 in the appropriations to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department; GAA, Article IX, Section 3.05; Labor Code, Sec. 352.106 related to Texas Workforce Commission.

Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Questions? Contact statewide.accounting@cpa.texas.gov
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