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Public Service Act, 1994 (Act No. 103 of 1994)


Public Service Regulations, 2016

Chapter 4 : Employment Matters

Part 2 : Remuneration and other benefits

49. Overtime


(1) An executive authority shall compensate an employee, other than a member of the SMS, for overtime work if—
(a) the department has an approved written policy on overtime;
(b) the executive authority has provided written authorisation in advance for the work; and
(c) the monthly compensation for overtime constitutes less than 30 percent of the employee's monthly salary or the limitation determined by the Minister, whichever is the lesser.


(2) An overtime policy contemplated in subregulation (1) shall be established by the executive authority in accordance with applicable collective agreements, which shall determine—
(a) categories of employees that may not receive compensation for overtime due to the nature of their duties;
(b) the circumstances under which overtime work for an individual employee may be authorised;
(c) how much overtime an employee may work in a given period;
(d) how authorisation for overtime is recorded; and
(e) other control measures, if necessary.