Department of Transportation Bulletin No. DOT-24

2014 Call-Out Response Payment for Fiscal Year 2013-2014
Date Issued
May 7, 2014


To provide the Department of Transportation instructions for processing the 2014 Call-Out Response Payment.

Affected Employees

Employees of the Department of Transportation in the Operational Services Unit – BU03 who meet the eligibility criteria


Chapter 491 of the Laws of 2011, which implemented the 2011-2016 Agreements between the State of New York and the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), provides for a call-out response payment to eligible employees at the end of the season.

Effective Date(s)

Payment will be made in a separate check dated 06/04/14. There is no direct deposit for this payment.

Eligibility Criteria

In recognition of the necessity for employees of the Office of Transportation Systems Maintenance in the Department of Transportation engaged in winter maintenance activities to be responsive to unscheduled call-outs, those employees who were called out ten (10) or more times during the period November 1, 2013 to April 15, 2014 inclusive shall receive a call-out response payment as follows:

Responds To Receives
75% calls $225
85% calls $300
95% calls $500

Agency Actions

To pay the 2014 Call-Out Response Payment to eligible employees, including employees who are currently inactive but were active during the season, agencies must submit the following information on the Time Entry page or the Time Entry Interface (NPAY502) using Earnings Code COB.

Earnings Begin Date: Active Employee – 05/08/14 Inactive Employee – last date the employee was Active
Earnings End Date: Same as above
Earn Code: COB
Amount: Applicable Amount

Retirement and Deduction Information

The call-out response payment is included as salary for retirement purposes. Deductions will be taken from the call-out response payment for normal retirement contributions, garnishments and federal levies.

Tax Information

The call-out response payment is taxable income subject to all employment taxes and income taxes. If the employee has any additional tax amount on the Update Employee Tax Data page, the additional amount will be deducted from both the employee’s regular paycheck and the separate paycheck.

Payroll Register and Employee’s Paycheck/Advice

The Earnings Code COB and the amount paid will be displayed on the Payroll Register. The Earnings Description Call Out Bonus and the amount paid will appear on the employee’s paycheck stub or direct deposit advice.

This payment will be made in a separate check regardless of when it is paid. The separate check will be issued with the employee’s regular paycheck or direct deposit advice based on information for that check date. There is no direct deposit for this payment.


Questions about this bulletin may be directed to the Payroll Earnings mailbox.