|Operators must report to their assigned place
of duty, ready to drive, no later than their
scheduled report time. This includes
reporting on time at the beginning of a shift,
for lunch relief, and for the second half of a
|1. Report for duty on time.
2. Employees who are ill or unable to report for work must advise the office in order to
be authorized for the absence. Any employee failing to do so is subject to disciplinary
action, up to and including dismissal. NOTIFY THE TRANSIT OFFICE as soon as you
realize you may be late or absent. If you cannot get a hold of anyone at the office you
must call the supervisor on‐call cell phone (970‐846‐1278).
3. Operators absent from work must report their intention to return to either work or
not work prior to 4 pm on the preceding day. After 4 pm, if the office has not heard
from an employee, the office will call someone else in to cover the shift. The employee
who did not notify the office will not work or be paid for showing up once another
employee has been called to work. Personnel absent due to prearranged
appointments will be considered available for the next day’s assignment.
4. An operator who is up to five minutes late is considered a “late arrival”. An operator
who is five or more minutes late is considered a “miss out”. After five minutes, if the
office has not heard from an employee, the office will call someone else in to cover
the shift. The employee who “missed out” will not work or be paid for showing up
once another employee has been called to work. An operator who has “missed out”
will be subject to disciplinary action.
5. If a shift is double assigned, the driver with the greatest seniority will be given the
option of leaving. If the senior driver wants to drive the shift, the junior driver has the
option of leaving or working an equivalent time at assigned duties if available. If
equipment is not available for a driver to drive their shift they have the option of
leaving or working an equivalent number of hours at assigned duties if available.
6. All employees are required to come into the Transit Office and sign in the dispatch
sheet for each portion of the assigned shift. This gives you an opportunity to check the
bulletin board, receive any special instructions and let the office know you are
physically able to drive/work. Regional drivers starting their shift in Craig must sign in
as soon as they arrive at the Transit Operations Center7. All hours paid will be based upon the Kronos time clock and time sheet. “Employees
must approve their time each day.” It is the individual’s responsibility to sign in and
sign out for each portion of the shift. No employee is to sign in or out for another
employee without a supervisor’s approval. If there is an error or question about an
individual’s time, they should contact the Staff Assistant.
8. Operators may exchange shifts with written prior‐approval from a Supervisor. These
exchanges must be accomplished within the Sunday through Saturday workweek.
Neither party can work in excess of 40 hours as a result of an exchange.
9. Requests for days off will be considered on a first‐come, first‐served basis. The
Supervisors will provide a replacement driver list, based on seniority and availability.
Seasonal operators will fill their own shifts. All full‐time employees who get paid
vacation time will need to work with the Dispatcher/Supervisors to coordinate time
off. A Supervisor must approve time off requests, in writing, prior to the time off being
effective. Both parties must sign the agreed upon time off request before the operator
requesting time off is relieved of his/her responsibility for the shift. The only exception
is in case of a family emergency. Any employee failing to do so is subject to disciplinary
action, up to and including dismissal.
10. Full time employees who receive paid time off are required to monitor their own bank
to maintain an adequate reserve of time off. It is strongly advised that at least 2 weeks
are kept in reserve for unforeseen events.
11. Drivers and Supervisors assigned shifts on New Year’s Eve, Winter Carnival week and
the July 4th weekend will be required to help with the excess load that is expected.
You may have to work longer than your normal shift. Time off requests may not be
granted for drivers who do not have assigned shifts for these time periods until all
extra bus shifts have been filled. Drivers will not exceed the DOT allowable service
time requirements.12. There are holidays and special events in which SST will be utilizing extra buses to move
the larger crowds around town. These events and holidays are ‘blackout’ dates and
therefore mandatory work days for all SST staff. Time off requests may not be
accepted during these times. See item J for more on holidays.
A. Spring and Fall Return Driver Training
B. New Year’s Eve
C. Winter Carnival
D. Steamboat Springs Marathon
E. 4th of July
F. Balloon Rodeo