ENGLAND v. UNITED STATES
137 F.Supp. 757 (1956)
Helen H. ENGLAND, Eva J. Hampstead, Dorothy Walker Hanauer, Virginia C. Huston, Mary W. Jackson, Mary Ann Johnston, Mary Lou McEver, Florence E. Payne,
The UNITED STATES.
United States Court of Claims.
January 31, 1956.
Peter Beter, Washington, D. C., for plaintiffs.
Walter Kiechel, Jr., Washington, D. C., with whom was Warren E. Burger, Asst. Atty. Gen., for defendant.
Before JONES, Chief Judge, and LITTLETON, WHITAKER, MADDEN and LARAMORE, Judges.
JONES, Chief Judge.
This suit is for night differential and overtime pay for overtime duty which plaintiffs allege they were assigned to perform as correctional officers at the Federal Reformatory for Women at Alderson, West Virginia, and for which work they were not paid. The claims of the several plaintiffs cover periods between November 1946 and September 1952.
The duties performed by the plaintiffs were exactly the same as the duties performed by the plaintiff in the case of Farley v. United States, 127 F.Supp. 562, 131 Ct.Cl. 776.
A correctional officer was assigned to each cottage in a group of fifteen 2-story brick cottages each of which had 30 rooms for inmates, as well as kitchen, dining and other necessary facilities.
Each officer worked regularly five days each week, eight hours per day, a total of 40 hours per week, which is the
maximum work time allowed per week. In addition to the 40 hour regular work stint each week, each officer was required to remain in charge of the cottage two nights one week and three nights in the alternate week.
The rules and regulations for the operation of the cottages provided for this overnight service as follows:
"When Correctional Officers are assigned to evening duty in a cottage they are to remain on duty (although permitted to go to sleep after 9:30) until the following morning or until they have been specifically relieved by others and the Chief Warder notified."