OPERATING EMPLOYEES UTU Trip Rates TWIN CITIES DIVISION
UTU Trip Rates as provided for in the 2002 UTU National Agreement will be implemented on the Twin Cities Division beginning Thursday, February 16, 2006. Implementation covers Superior pool freight Board 600 protecting service between Superior and Dilworth.
Establishment of UTU trip rates eliminates the need to claim the following constructive codes:
This service may be worked as a single trip rate, which is terminal-to-terminal with a tie up for lodging at the away-from-home-terminal, then a single trip rate terminal-to-terminal when returning from the away-from-home-terminal. You must complete two tickets, one for the single trip from home terminal to away-from-home-terminal and one for the away-from- home-terminal return to home terminal. Each trip will be paid a single trip rate.
This service may be worked as a flip trip. A flip trip is when you deadhead either to or from the away-from-home-terminal and return to the home terminal without being released for lodging at the away-from-home-terminal. If you work a flip trip, you must claim Code FR for the flip rate. The pop-up window will prompt the employee for the following information:
Begin station location of fist portion of trip (use numeric station number**)
** There are system edits in place to edit the station number logic. The information shown must be correct for the flip rate to be claimed.
If you work a flip tip and the system has mistakenly generated two tickets for you - a deadhead ticket and a working ticket, please use Code FE on the deadhead ticket to advise Compensation Systems to disregard the deadhead ticket. Then complete the working ticket, using Code FR to record your flip trip.
If an employee creates am override ticket using option (1d), they will be required to enter the home terminal and board number of the service they are protecting before completing the override ticket.
When tying up in the TSS paperless system, please insure that the actual miles field is correct based on your service tip. Employees need to briefly explain their route traversed using code FE, on such trips as rescues, helpers and dogcatches. Any service performed (other than terminal to terminal working) needs to be explained in this manner. Current route codes and miles will be retained if applicable.