Certain Jobs Identified for Rate Adjustments in Shift/Weekend Differential Pay
Some but not all employees who earn differential pay for working night or weekend hours will see an increase effective Nov. 19.
Cook Children’s is adjusting those rates based on a recent market analysis of shift and weekend differential pay at other hospitals in the DFW area. The adjustments reflect Cook Children’s commitment to attracting and retaining workforce talent – and our culture of respect and gratitude for our employees.
Here are the key points you need to know:
- Based on the data from our DFW market analysis, the differential rates for weekend day and night shifts will see the biggest increases. Not all jobs with differential pay will see a rate change. That’s because, for some jobs, our rate was already market-competitive. No rates will decrease, but some will stay the same.
- The new policy slightly modifies the differential zones we use. A change in the weekday zone is being made for consistency across the system and to align with market practices. Here’s how the differential zones will be structured for all eligible positions going forward:
- Weekend Day – 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Weekend Night – 7 p.m.-7 a.m.
- Weekday -- 7 p.m.-7 a.m.
- You can go on Workday to see the amount received for shift differential. Navigate to Compensation, look under Plan Assignments then Compensation Plan. If your position is eligible, you will see Shift Diff, and under Assignment, you will see the amount. The current diffs will be removed and the new ones will be updated by Dec. 1.
- Those who are getting the higher rates will see the increase on your Dec. 8 paycheck.
This change is a significant step by Cook Children’s to invest in our employees and enhance your experience as valued members of our team. We’ve looked at base pay – and now we’re starting to address premium rates starting with differentials.
FAST FACT: Another example of our commitment to our employees? Even though the cost of workplace Benefits increased this year, Cook Children’s didn’t pass along those higher costs to employees.
If you have any questions about this topic, please email CCcompensation@cookchildrens.org.
Q: Are all rates changing?
A: No. Market data did not support changing some rates.
Q: Did any rates go down?
A: No, but they may have stayed the same.
Q: Is it possible that weekday rates stayed the same but weekend rates went up?
A: Yes. The biggest change for some jobs involved weekend rates. In multiple instances the weekday rate stayed the same but the weekend rate increased.
Q: Why did some rates change more than others?
A: It was market-driven based upon the job.
Q: Why did we change the zones for differentials?
A: For consistency across the system and to align with the market.
Q: How can I see the amount I receive for shift differential?
A: Go to Workday, navigate to Compensation, look under Plan Assignments then Compensation Plan. If your position is eligible, you will see Shift Diff and under Assignment you will see the amount.
Q: When does the change take place?
A: During the week of Nov. 19, the current diffs will be removed and the new ones will be rolled out and/or updated effective Nov. 19.
Q: When will I see the increase on my check?
A: Dec. 8