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Bidding Reminders for System Bid 18-01 - 2/8/18
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Bidding Reminders for System Bid 18-01 - 2/8/18

 

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February 8, 2018
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s you consider your bidding options for System Bid 18-01, please keep in mind the following:
Standing Bid: As announced in FCIF 18-0039, all standing bids have been reset to reflect each pilot's currently awarded/assigned crew position at 100%, per CBA Section 24.A.4.a. A pilot’s “currently awarded/assigned crew position” is the crew position for which the pilot has an award/assignment to, which may differ from your “current crew position” (the crew position you are activated in right now).  Remember, the new functionality will also allow you to bid on crew positions in 5% increments.
New Hire “Passover” Pay: The Company has been applying the New Hire Junior Activation Compensation (New JAC) for pilots hired after November 2, 2015. The New JAC provisions mirror the prior new hire passover pay from the 2011 CBA and incorporate prior settlement agreements with some improvements. If you are receiving New JAC and desire to be awarded a new crew position on this System Bid, being awarded such may have implications on your New JAC.  
Let’s use an example, a 57 F/O MEM pilot (both his current crew position and currently awarded crew position), receiving New JAC for the A300 F/O MEM crew position.    
  1. If you receive an award on this System Bid to a crew position with the same rate of pay or higher than the New JAC (A300 F/O MEM), your New JAC will continue until your activation into that crew position, unless another “end” trigger occurs. (See Section 24.F.7.c.i., p. 296)
     
  2. If you receive an award to another crew position with the same or lower rate of pay than your “currently awarded crew position” (57 F/O MEM), your New JAC will end at the closing of the System Bid. (Section 24.F.7.c.viii., p. 297)

  3. If you fail to bid at 100% a crew position with a rate of pay the same or higher than the New JAC (A300 F/O MEM), and you could have held it, the New JAC will end at the closing of the System Bid. (Section 24.F.7.c.ix., p. 297)  Notice there are two requirements here, failure to bid at 100% and “could have been awarded.”      

  4. Repayment of New JAC in bidding is limited to receiving an award to a crew position with a rate of pay lower than your “currently awarded crew position.” (Section 24.F.8., p. 297)  In our scenario, the repayment trigger would not be in play since the pilot could not receive an award to a crew position with a rate of pay lower than the 57 F/O.
Note: If the 57 F/O pilot receiving New JAC had a previous award to the 67 F/O (this would then be his “currently awarded crew position”), and is receiving A300 New JAC for the F/O MEM crew position, and while awaiting training for the 67 F/O crew position, then bids and was awarded the 57 F/O crew position, the repayment of the New JAC for the A300 would occur).        
FDA pilot receiving passover pay/New JAC: If you are an FDA pilot receiving passover pay (in whatever form) for a crew position in a different geographic location, you have the ability to defer your obligation to “protect” your passover pay/New JAC on this System Bid. You do not have to affirmatively do anything other than staying put. For example, a B757 F/O CGN pilot is currently receiving New JAC for the A300 F/O MEM crew position. She wishes to stay in CGN but wants to maintain the New JAC. She may reflect in her standing bid, CGN B57 F/O at 100% and she will retain her current New JAC while remaining a F/O in CGN.  
For the 2013 OIM addressing this in paragraph 4, please click here.
If the passover pay, in the EMEA and HKG, is for a crew position in the same geographic location (e.g., HKG F/O receiving passover for HKG CAP), the old passover pay stop and repayment triggers are applicable for this System Bid for passover pay. (2011 CBA Section 24.D.2.b. and c.)
Notional/Actual Awards and Down/Lateral Bid Awards (DLBAs): The new Section 24.C.3.c. provides an FDA pilot who has not fulfilled the minimum commitment period the ability to still receive an award (notional), and then get assigned a training start date or base transfer activation date after the commitment period (no later than 60 days beyond the minimum commitment period fulfillment).  For a B57 F/O CGN to B57 F/O MEM, the new provisions related to Down/Lateral Bid Award (DLBA) restrictions are not applicable (since a DLBA is defined as an award for which ITU training is required, 2015 CBA Section 2.46 p.15).
Bidding with or without passover/New JAC implications can be complicated. If you have any questions concerning bidding and/or passover pay/New JAC, please contact the ALPA office at 901-752-8749 or email us at FedEx-Enforcement@alpa.org.
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