Understanding Pay Type Descriptions
The Pay Type describes the type of pay in your earnings, for example, regular time, overtime, time on call, shift differential, etc. It is used to determine service credit, the grosses that are the basis of certain payroll deductions, and the rate of income taxes. The Pay Type is also used in other payroll processes that do not directly impact your grosses and deductions.
For example, the amount of the deductions described in the paycheck stub or earnings statement as DCP-Cas or DCP-Reg, Fed Tax, CA State Tax, OASDI and Medicare, is based on the respective grosses; these grosses are determined by the Pay Type. (You may not be subject to all of these payroll deductions.)
A complete list of Pay Type or DOS codes is available in the related links. Below is a description of the columns in the list.
|DOS Code||Three-character code used to identify the type of payment.|
|Pay Type/Check Description||Twelve-character description of the payment type that will appear on the check stub and the direct deposit advice.|
|Full Description||Twenty-five character description of the payment type.|
|PTR Type||Indicates if the payment type is a "by agreement" code or whether it is used in the regular or overtime/leave fields on the time reporting screens. Primarily used for Payroll Time Reporting (PTR) by departmental personnel who process payroll. However, it provides information that may be useful to employees in general.|