Hello everyone, I am the new director of an OR for a small hospital. I am responsible for the budget and more recently, the hospital is looking for cut backs or layoffs. I am doing everything in my power to not require lay-offs, but in doing so, I need to tighten the budget. In the past, my employees that were "on-call" would finish their shift, stay at the hospital, punch out, then punch right back in so they could get paid the on-call wage plus claim the additional 2 hours regardless of how long they stay. Can some of you share your policies for on-call, please include you opinion as well. I am in a tough position because I am a very strong advocate for my nurses but I cannot let them take advantage of the system when nurses may be losing their jobs due to the cut backs. Thanks in advance.