Date: May 13, 2011

Bulletin Number: DOT-18



Call-Out Response Payment for Employees Engaged in Winter Maintenance Activities for Fiscal Year 2010-2011


To provide agency procedures for processing payments.

Affected Employees

CSEA employees in the Operational Services Unit (Bargaining Unit 03) in the Department of Transportation.

Effective Date(s)

Payment will be made in a separate check dated June 8, 2011, Pay Period Administration 4L.


Chapter 10 of the Laws of 2008 implementing agreements between the State of New York and the Civil Service Employees Association provides for Call Out Bonus Pay for eligible employees.

The Winter Maintenance season is from November 1, 2010 to April 15, 2011.

Eligibility Requirements

Employees assigned to the Winter Maintenance Program of the Highway Maintenance Division and who were called out ten (10) or more times during the season will receive payments based on the following:

Responded To




75% Calls


85% Calls


95% Calls


Employees who were Active during the season but have been Inactive since March 31, 2011 also will be paid at this time.

Agency Actions

Payments are to be processed on the Time Entry page as follows:

Earnings Begin Date:

5/12/11 (for Active employees, or last date worked for Inactive employees)

Earnings End Date:

Same as Begin Date

Earn Code:



Applicable Amount

Payroll Register and Employee Paycheck

The Earn Code COB and the amount will be displayed on the payroll register. The earnings description, Call Out Bonus, will appear on the employee’s paycheck stub.

There is no direct deposit for this payment.

Tax Information

The Call-Out Response Payment will be added to the employee’s taxable gross and is subject to income and employment taxes.


Questions about payment processing may be directed to the Payroll Earnings mailbox.