A correctional officer detains or supervises suspects and convicted criminals. Correctional officers, who primarily perform such work or work involving repetitive operations with their hands, physical skill and energy, are generally non-exempt. A non-exempt correctional officer employed by a local government (city or county) may be subject to special overtime rules for public sector employees. Those special rules generally increase the overtime threshold beyond the normal forty hours per week as correctional officers may work "alternative work period."
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