If you attemp to Layoff Personal (LOP), take a single day vacation (VAC), or try to take a personal leave day (PLD), and are denied DUE TO ALLOCATION, put in this claim an a 1b (Special Claims) ticket;
Put in for CODE 73 (Misc. Claims) - 130.0 miles and in the remarks use this format with the blanks (**) filled in.
CLAIMING BASIC DAY 130.0 MILES ACCT, ON **/**/** ATTEMPTED TO LAY OF *** WHEN THERE WERE ** EMPLOYEES ON ******* EXTRA BOARD WITH ** VACANCIES FOR THIS DATE. REQUEST WAS DENIED DUE TO ALLOCATION.
Remember, if boards are exhausted OR if there are a lot of vacancies, these claims may be no good. It will most likely be researched by Crew Management, so make sure it is legit. If you are denied, print out whatever applicable extra board you need with the claim on the spot. If you are at home, write down a time that you are denied and the Local Charman will have to research it. He will use it when a Claims Conference is organized.
Please document all time claims with as much information as is needed.
(Start and Stop Times)(Mileposts between which you traveled)
(Any other information such as switch lists or call sheets to support your claim)
These items will make it easier to process your claim if it is denied.
WL is for waiting for lodging. Whenever you find yourself waiting for lodging for more that 30 minutes, you are due WL for each minute after the first 30. Please keep detailed notes as to why you were declined lodging and put them in with an FE on the woring ticket. The WL window will ask for your Relieved time, Declined time, and Lodging Aquired time. Then you will have to figure up your miles due @ 16.25mph. Time is totaled from Declined time to Lodging Aquired time, minus 30 minutes.
Example; you tie up @ 1400, taxi to the hotel and are told @ 1430 that they have no rooms. You are required to call CLC to get the ball rolling on finding you propper lodging. After waiting, they call you back, send you to another lodging and you finally Aquire the room at 1700. Your total WL time is 2 hours for 32.5 miles. Total time from Room Declined to Room Aquired is 2.5 hours, minus .5 hours equals 2.0 hours.
Relieved Time: 1400
Room Declined: 1430
Room Aquired: 1700
Remember, after your Room is Declined, you have to run off 30 minutes before payment begins. The 30 minutes does NOT start at the relieved time, it starts 30 minutes AFTER the Declined time. This claim is good for both Engineer and Conductor.