Encl. (1) to COMDTINST 12550.3C
12 JUN 1989
A marine inspector may be ordered to duty or remain on duty to provide technical
expertise during an ongoing vessel casualty response or investigation.
Compensation for Night Service.
The rate of extra compensation for authorized overtime services performed at night on any
weekday is hereby fixed at one-half of the gross daily rate of regular pay of the employee who
performs the service for each 2 hours of compensable time. Any fraction of 2 hours amounting
to at least 1 hour will be counted as 2 hours. Special compensation may not be converted to
compensatory time off. Compensatory time off is provided only under authority of 5 U.S.C.
The compensable time shall be as follows:
The period between the beginning of the night and the conclusion of the services if the
employee is assigned and reports for duty before the expiration of the first 4 hours of the
night (e.g., if the employee works from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the compensable time is 3
hours, or 1 day's pay);
The period between the time the employee is assigned and reports for duty and the
conclusion of the services, plus 4 hours, if the time of assignment is after the expiration of
the first 4 and before the beginning of the last 2 hours of the night (e.g., if the employee
works from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., the compensable time is 6 hours which would be
paid as 1 and 1/2 day's pay); The timeframe for this activity must be between 9:00 p.m.
and 6 a.m.; or
Two hours of the employee is assigned and reports for duty 2 hours or less before the end
of the night (6:00 a.m. to 8:00)) a.m.) i.e., if work is from from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.,
the compensable time is 2 hours, paid as 1/2 day's pay.
If an employee performs Sunday or holiday services which are in continuation of an assignment
to overtime services begun during the last 2 night hours at the end of the regular workday
preceding such Sunday or holiday, the compensable time for the overtime services preceding the
Sunday or holiday shall be 2 hours (e.g., if work begins at 11:00 p.m. Saturday and continues to
2:00 a.m. Sunday, the compensable time for Saturday is 2 hours - 1/2 day's pay, plus 2 days' pay