Is there a federal law that allows management to remove nonexempt employees from federal service for taking overtime and all exempt employees to remain employed when they take overtime?

I was the timekeeper technician that input timesheets into the DISA system for federal employees, but there were 18 supervisors that gave me the timesheets for employees they supervised as well as their timesheet and they took overtime every pay period. When I took overtime and annotated on my timesheet my supervisor who was also one of the exempt employees who took overtime told upper management that he did not approve me to take overtime even though his signature was on my timesheet. He denied it and I was removed from federal service after 24 1/2 years of federal service. How do I fight this situation?

1 answer  |  asked Dec 13, 2014 6:01 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Answers (1)

Arthur Schofield
Not sure I am following the question. Exempt employees are not entitled to an overtime rate for work over 40 hours in an week; non-exempt are. If you worked overtime without authorization, you could be terminated for not following workplace rules if there is a rule that requires you to first have permission to work overtime. Hope this helps.

posted by Arthur Schofield  |  Dec 15, 2014 06:53 AM [EST]

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