5K-5.014. Grading Services for Poultry


Effective on Wednesday, January 1, 2020
  • 1(1) Definitions. As used in this rule, the following definitions shall apply:

    13(a) Non-scheduled days means days not scheduled in the application for service.

    25(b) Department means the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

    36(c) Non-resident location means a production site to which no full-time grader has been assigned, but the site has been previously approved for grading in accordance with an application for service.

    67(d) Full-time resident location means a production site to which a full-time grader has been assigned in accordance with an application for service requesting 40 or more hours of grading services per week.

    100(e) Part-time resident location means a production site where a part-time grader has been assigned to the site in accordance with an application for service requesting less than 40 hours of grading services per week.

    135(f) Regular shift differential means additional compensation of $2.00 per hour added to a grader’s regular hourly wage on a shift beginning after 3:00 p.m.

    160(g) Overtime shift differential means additional compensation of $9.00 per hour added to a grader’s overtime hourly wage on a shift beginning after 3:00 p.m.

    185(2) Pursuant to its authority under Section 192583.052, F.S., 194to cooperate with and enter into agreements with various state and federal agencies, the department has entered a Cooperative Agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture for the providing of a voluntary cooperative poultry grading service.

    231(3) Under that agreement and to offset the cost of providing the services to the producer who orders them, the department establishes the following schedule:

    256(a) Grader’s time per hour for:

    2621. Regular Hours

    265$48.50

    2662. Overtime Hours

    269$80.00

    2703. Holiday Hours

    273$97.00

    2744. Regular Shift Differential

    278$50.50

    2795. Overtime Shift Differential

    283$89.00

    2846. In addition to the charge for the grader’s time per hour, an additional charge of $2.00 per hour shall be charged to regular hours worked at a resident location on a shift beginning after 3:00 p.m. and an additional charge of $9.00 per hour shall be charged to overtime hours worked at a resident location on a shift beginning after 3:00 p.m.

    347(b) Travel time and costs:

    3521. Time for travel to and from the grader’s headquarters for grading services at a non-resident or part-time resident location, or on non-scheduled days at a resident location shall be charged at the same rate as grading services provided.

    3912. Mileage and per diem to and from the grader’s headquarters for grading services at a non-resident or part-time resident location, or on non-scheduled days at a resident location shall be reimbursed at the prevailing rates provided in section 430112.061, F.S.

    432(4) Moneys due to the department for grading services provided to a producer who orders said services must be received within 30 days of the date of invoice.

    460(5) For purposes of this rule, holiday hours means those hours of work performed during days identified by the State of Florida as official holiday days for state personnel.

    489Rulemaking Authority 491570.07(23), 492583.04 FS. 494Law Implemented 496583.051, 497583.052 FS. 499History–New 8-13-92, Formerly 5E-7.014, Amended 9-30-96, 9-5-01, 7-1-06, 7-1-10, 6-1-11, 1-1-20.