Compensatory time leave (CMPTK)

The payroll code for using accumulated comp time is CMPTK.

LFUCG provides compensatory time (“comp time”) to employees in positions that are exempted from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime pay requirements. Employees in an FLSA-exempt position who are approved or required to work in excess of 40 hours per week using payroll code REG will accrue comp time in increments equal to the amount of time the employee works in excess of 40 hours per week. Non-exempt employees receive overtime pay in accordance with FLSA requirements, and LFUCG does not provide non-exempt employees the option of receiving comp time in lieu of overtime pay.

Comp time hours are posted at the end of each pay period. Once employees accumulate 120 hours of comp time, they will not accrue comp time until their comp time balance drops below 120 hours. Once their accumulated comp time drops below 120 hours, employees may again accrue comp time for future time worked in excess of 40 hours per week. Employees are not paid for accumulated comp time upon separation from LFUCG employment.

Employees are responsible for notifying their supervisor as soon as possible of a request for using any increment of accrued comp time. Employees who are unable to obtain prior written approval may contact their supervisor and obtain verbal approval prior to using comp time. To document the verbal approval, employees are responsible for submitting a written request when they return to work.

For questions or concerns, contact Human Resources at (859) 258-3030 or email

U.S. Labor Laws and Issues reference:

29 CFR Chapter V – Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

LFUCG Code of Ordinances reference:

Code of Ordinances, Sec. 21-37.1. – Compensatory time leave program.


Last revised May 26, 2021

Previous version: April 16, 2018