I am a corrections officer for the state of Texas and we have to work 240 hours of overtime without getting overtime pay. Once we complete the 240 hours then the state must pay us any overtime after that. What constitutes this to take affect, and how long can the state keep this in effect? there are a lot of correction officers that have completed their 240 hours and they are kept from working overtime even though it is greatly needed and on a voluntarily basis. Is the agency using loopholes?