Standby pay is not LEOFF Plan I basic salary.
Payments to a member for time not actually worked when the member must be available to work if the need arises, are not a salary or wage for services rendered. Any such payment does not qualify as basic salary for LEOFF Plan I.
Some employers provide payments to a member at less than the member's regular hourly rate in exchange for the member being available to come into work after his or her shift if called, although the member may not be called. Such payments, often referred to as "standby pay," are not basic salary for LEOFF Plan I.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050
. WSR 97-01-016, § 415-104-3405, filed 12/6/96, effective 1/6/97.]