Under the authority of art. III, secs. 1 and 24 of the Alaska Constitution and AS 37.07.010, I, Walter J. Hickel, Governor of the State of Alaska, establish the 40-hour normal work week for most executive branch employees in the exempt service of state government under AS 39.25.110. This policy is being formally established in the interests of economy and efficiency and in keeping with sound administrative principles and practices for the executive branch.
POLICY FOR 40-HOUR NORMAL WORK WEEK
FOR EXEMPT EMPLOYEES IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
It is the policy of the executive branch of state government that employees in the exempt service under AS 39.25.110 have a minimum 40-hour normal work week with exceptions for state holidays. This policy extends to those state employees in the executive branch in the exempt service under AS 39.25.110, except for those employees who are members of a collective bargaining unit established under AS 23.40.070 – 23.40.260 (Public Employment Relations Act) or who are employees occupying positions described in AS 39.25.110(5) or (24).
This policy does not establish a maximum number of hours to the affected employees’ work week. For employees who are exempt from the overtime provisions of 29 U.S.C. 201 – 219 (Fair Labor Standards Act), this policy does not authorize any deductions from the employees’ predetermined compensation that are not authorized for employees paid on a salary basis under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Employees compensated on a salary basis will continue to be compensated on that basis as required under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Any deductions from the predetermined compensation of these employees must be made in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and the rules adopted under the Act.
POLICY EFFECTIVE UPON LEGISLATIVE
OR OTHER APPROVAL OF SALARY ADJUSTMENTS
The policy contained in this Order takes effect only upon approval by the legislature or other appropriate authority for salary adjustments proportional to the additional 2.5 hours to the normal work week for employees affected by this Order.
This Order takes effect immediately.
Dated at Juneau1 Alaska this 25 day of Nov. 1994.
By: S/S Walter J. Hickel
Walter J. Hickel
Governor of the State of Alaska