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Financial Planning and Budgets (FPB)


Effective Date: 07/01/1996

Last Modified Date: 06/23/2005

Procedure Description

The University provides on-call pay to eligible staff employees, according to the terms of the policy on the Human Resources Web site. Links to the required forms are provided from that site as well.

Control of On-call Pay

To control on-call pay costs, each department head should guard against having employees on call except when the urgency of the activity demands it.


The department head or other delegated representative must obtain budget approval through administrative channels from the dean or other appropriate divisional administrative officer before authorizing on-call pay, except in emergencies (see below). The work schedule involving the need for the on-call status must be anticipated as far in advance as possible to allow time for the administrative approvals to be processed.

Proper Object Code

The actual expenses must be disbursed under UNC–Chapel Hill object code 1233, SPA On-call Pay. (See FPB Appendix 1, Object Codes for Budgets and Expenditures.)


When on-call pay is used for emergencies, the department head should justify the need for funds to the dean or other appropriate divisional administrative officer.

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