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AVIATION SAFETY CULTURE SURVEY
We recently published a message regarding the Aviation Safety Culture Survey (SCS) taking place this month. This year's SCS is your opportunity to give your frank assessment of safety in our operation. You will be able to express your viewpoints on ANY subject you believe impacts the safety of our operations. If you haven't had a chance to read the message from your MEC and Safety Committee regarding this survey, we encourage you to take a few moments and read it now
R&I SUMMER 2019 UPDATE
R&I Committee: NEW PHARMACY MANAGER
New Pharmacy Benefit Manager: What do you need to know
On July 1, 2019 Express Scripts, Inc. became the new pharmacy benefit manager for the Buy Up and CDHP Purple and Orange medical options. You will receive communication from both the Company and Express Scripts. You can also access information and communications regarding the transition on your Company issued iPad under the Secure Content Locker and on FedEx Benefits Online at fedex.ehr.com. To read more detailed information from the R&I Committee, please click here
EXPENSE REPORTING ON THE IPAD USING CONTENT LOCKER
Please be aware that there can be a lag/delay between uploading your supporting documents (receipts etc.) to your monthly Expense Reports. The documents will look like they are attached, but make sure you receive the following notification prior to closing out your Expense Report:
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If you close out your report prior to receiving the above notification, you have not successfully uploaded your receipts, and your paycheck will be deducted the amount of the unapproved hotels, taxis, etc. 
If you believe you have uploaded your documents correctly, and you begin to receive Crew Notifications from the Company stating otherwise, please know you may always reach out to the Audit Group at FedEx, or Contract Enforcement at ALPA who will ask on your behalf.
Please contact us via the PDR ( fdx.alpa.org/pdr) and select ALPA Contract Enforcement if you have any contract concerns.  
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TIMELY SUBMISSION OF EXPENSE REPORTS/RECEIPTS
This communication concerns the subject of pilots being payroll deducted due to missing, incorrect or late expense report receipts. Sections 5.A.7. of the Agreement provides that “An expense report shall be submitted within one bid period to document expenses incurred during the preceding bid period.” Likewise, Section 8.C.5. provides, “Any time an expense is charged to a Company-issued Travel Card, a deviation ticket is purchased, or a deviation expense is incurred, an expense form shall be submitted, with appropriate original receipts (or electronic reproduction thereof)”, and “Such expense form shall be submitted no later than the end of the subsequent bid period.” The Agreement does not contain language to reopen an expense report once it is closed. We encourage all pilots to review and promptly act upon notifications concerning expense report receipts. Please click here for the full article and important details. 
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE WELCOMES NEW HIRES
On Tuesday, 23JUL2019, six members of the ALPA Membership Committee along with members of the FDX ALPA MEC had the pleasure of meeting and greeting our latest class of new hires.
We had 23 new hires in this class. They were assigned as MEM FO’s on the A-300, B-777, B-767 and B-757 and one HKG FO.
Pilots came from Air Transport International, Compass Airlines, GoJet Airlines, PSA Airlines, United, Allegient Airlines, Republic Airlines, Atlas, SkyWest, Pen Air, Western Global, Southwest, Corporate Aviation, USAF, US Navy and Coast Guard.
Please join me in welcoming our newest FedEx pilots: Sam Patrick, Palmer Lintz, Hanniford McLeod, Dave Lauer, Art Gutting, Chris Woods, Jonathan Gallego, Stephen Sturm, Nate Bennion, Brian Beard, Nate Tiernan, Curt Johnson, Tony Penaz, Brett Yates, Mike Lawson, Andy Guedry, Lars-Erik Nesvig, Steven Sauck. Nathan Simpson, Jeb Hammett, Justin White, Rett Hood, Jerry Rutland (senority number 5083).
Captain Vic Tansey
FDX Membership Chairman
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RETIRED FDX CAPTAIN DAN DELANE CELEBRATION OF LIFE
We recently told you of the sudden passing of retired FDX Captain Dan Delane on Saturday, June 15, while enroute to a Father's Day Airshow in Columbia, California. Below you will find details on the upcoming celebration of life event. We are told additional details will be provided in the next fdew days, so we will pass along that information as soon as we have it. Please continue to keep Dan's wife Lori and his family in your thoughts and prayers. 
Celebration of Life for Dan Delane
Saturday, September 24th beginning at 1600 
Torrance Airport at a friend's hangar (Zamperini Field/KTOA)
3301 Airport Drive
Torrance, CA 90505
*Long Beach is the easiest access to Torrance, with LAX as the next best option. 
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The Membership Committee is currently seeking dedicated ALPA volunteers for their pilot mentoring program. The program's focus is to provide information, procedures and resources related to a career as a FedEx pilot, specifically during the first 12-15 months of employment. The intent is to assist new hires and to help them successfully navigate through their probation period. We are sure you would agree that having a mentor available would be a great resource to them as they learn the FedEx system form. As FedEx continues to hire, we will continue to need more mentors. We are seeking dedicated ALPA volunteers to become mentors. 
To read more and sign up to be a part of this great program, please click here
SECURITY IN HONG KONG
Message from the Security Committee:
Hong Kong protests, demonstrations and civil disobedience continue. Factional violence, although limited, has been encountered. Your Security Committee and MEC leadership are engaged with FedEx Flight Operations and Corporate Security. Remember to remain vigilant, follow local media coverage, avoid large gatherings and protests, and follow official directives from local police. FedEx Corporate Security is closely monitoring activities near our layover hotel. If you have questions or concerns regarding your personal security while in Hong Kong, please contact FedEx Corporate APAC Security Hotline (24-hour emergency number) at +65.6922.2505 and the Duty Officer at 901.397.8214.
ALPA PAC
CONTRACT ANSWER TEAM (CAT) SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
Do you have your phone in your hand at all times and constantly check your emails? If so, the CAT needs you!
The Contact Answer Team is a group of volunteers that will be standing by to answer our pilots' contract-related questions 24/7. We have approximately 60 fully trained members now ... but we need more to launch and be successful!
  • You do not have to be a contract expert.
  • You simply need to be contract savvy.
  • Training is a video conference call followed by 5 practice questions.
  • Please consider volunteering for this worthy service for our pilots.
Please contact me with any questions.
Anita Shew 
Anita.Shew@alpa.org 
704-490-0471
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COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN OpeningS
 We are currently seeking to fill the Training Committee and Community Outreach chairman positions. Any pilot interested in filling these positions should contact MEC Secretary Treasurer First Officer Don Loepke at Donald.Loepke@alpa.org.
UNION DUES AFTER PROBATION ENDS
We often get asked by our new hire pilots why there is a balance of dues owed when ALPA completes their dues reconciliation each year. As a reminder, if your probation end date is after the 15th of the month, your dues will start being deducted the following month. ALPA will attempt to reach out to each individual pilot regarding the amount owed or it will come out in dues reconciliation. 
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