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MENTORING PROGRAM HOLDS FIRST TRAINING EVENT
As we've announced previously, the Membership Committee recently created a new 15-month mentoring program with the sole intent of assisting our new hire pilots when they arrive to FedEx. This program will help new hires successfully navigate through their probation period and serve as a great resource as they learn the FedEx system form. 
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pr_mentor_2.pngStarting today, the Membership Committee is hosting a 2-day mentor training workshop at the MEC office in Memphis. Our first training consists of about 20 fellow pilots who stepped forward to volunteer as mentors for this new initiative. The training workshop provides mentors with information on how to mentor, how to monitor a new hire's progress, and provides important work-related items and discussion points. The training also covers some of the more common areas that may lead to irregularity reports. 
Are you interested in becoming a mentor? Please click here to learn more and how to sign up as a volunteer. 
BENEFITS AND RETIREMENT SEMINARS SCHEDULE
Annual enrollment for your 2019 benefits is coming up October 18th – November 1st.  
To help prepare you to make better choices for you and your family, the FDX MEC R&I Committee and staff will be conducting Benefits and Retirement Seminars in ANC, IND and LAX bases and a Benefits Fair in Memphis.
The FDA bases will be provided with a Computer-based (LMS) presentation and will be provided with call support during the open enrollment period.
The Benefits Seminars will address the scope of your CBA and ALPA benefits, with emphasis on recent improvements including the new PRSP recordkeeper and the FDX MEC LTD.
Retirement Seminars will also be provided.  These provide an in-depth look into the retiree benefits available, how to access them, and the processes involved.    
Please bid to attend one of the following dates.  Spouses are highly encouraged to attend.  Locations and times will be provided in a later communication.  
  • 10/3 MEM – Benefits Fair click here
  • 10/21 LAX – Benefits and Retirement Seminars click here
  • 10/24 ANC – Benefits and Retirement Seminars click here
  • 10/26 IND – Benefits and Retirement Seminars click here
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COUNCIL 7 ELECTION RESULTS
M emphis Local Council 7 recently held an election for Block 1, 4 and 8 representative positions. The following individuals were elected to serve for the term beginning on March 1, 2019 and ending on February 28, 2022. To view the ballot certification, please click here. Please join us in congratulating these pilots:
Block 1: Captain Christopher Norman
Block 4: First Officer Anita Shew
Block 8: First Officer Nicholas Bolander
Additionally, please join us in thanking these pilots for stepping up to run in this election:
First Officer John Narducci, Captain Mark Hollis and First Officer Anthony-Paul Zerafa.
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FDX MEC EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT ELECTION
ALPA's Board of Directors will meet in Washington, D.C. the week of October 15-18. In conjunction with the Board of Directors meeting, each of the Group A airlines and Group B and C airline groups will be electing Executive Vice Presidents to two (2) year terms commencing January 1, 2019.
As FDX is a single Group A airline, the MEC will be electing a pilot from FDX to represent them on the Executive Council. Any FDX ALPA member in good standing is eligible to run for this position. Interested members for this position should contact FDX MEC Vice Chairman Captain Dave Chase at Dave.Chase@alpa.org.
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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
P2P Interim Chair
Anita.shew@alpa.org
704-490-0471
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MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE WELCOMES NEW HIRES
T hree volunteers from the FDX Membership Committee had the pleasure of giving a “Welcome Aboard” presentation on behalf of FDX ALPA to our 27 newest pilots and many of their spouses on the 11th of September.
The new hires were assigned as MEM based FOs in the MD-11, B-777, A-300 and B-757. Our newest pilots have a diverse background of part 121, corporate, and military flying. Please join us in welcoming our newest pilots to the FedEx pilot seniority list! The famous caboose seniority number is 4859.
WELCOME ABOARD!
Captain Vic Tansey
FDX Membership Chairman
The Class:
Joe Giangrasso, Bryan Sewell, Samuel Citalan, Thomas (Tank) Shuler, Derek Cooper, Adam Pappas, Max Salzman, Jake Whicker, Brian Gordon, Mike Pelger, Anna Vinsonhaler, James Childress, John Patterson, Mike Mineo, Sean Dobbeck, Bailey Billen, Mike Matesick, Amanda Ferraro, Mark Grohe, Jeff Ramanand, Kevin Dickey, Jay Parlette, David Rasmussen, Garrett McCoy, Chase Born, Matt Jobes, Corey Otis 
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FROM CONTRACT ENFORCEMENT: RESERVE AND SICK LEAVE
Any assignment given to a reserve pilot while he/she is on sick leave must be a legal assignment considering both the FARs and the CBA. When a pilot is on sick leave, the pilot must be assigned open time as if he/she were not sick. Reserve pilots that are on sick leave should be aware of illegal assignments. If assigned two or more trips while you are sick, you should be able to operate said trips in the well world. Therefore, while on sick leave, we ask that pilots double check reserve assignments to ensure compliance with Section 14.B.2.c.iii.  
The following examples are all illegal assignments:
  • While sick, you are given an assignment and leveled. When given a subsequent assignment, it may not conflict with your previous assignment (overlap).
  • When you are given an assignment, and hub turned into another assignment, the duty limitations still apply. Therefore, if given a day showtime the scheduled hours may not exceed 13:00 hours.
  • While sick, you are assigned a trip that, if flown, would cause you to exceed FAR flight time limits.            
14.B.2.c.iii.           
A reserve pilot on sick leave shall be assigned open time as if he were not on sick leave ( Section 25.G.3. Open Time Assignment and Section 25.M.6. Reserve Assignment Options). A reserve pilot will maintain his leveling position on the reserve list, and the scheduled credit hours for any trips he is assigned and removed as sick will be credited toward his RLG/ mini-RLG and deducted from his sick bank. Commencing at 0900 LBT each day, a reserve pilot with an assignment(s) having a showtime during the next day shall be removed for sick leave and such assignment shall be available for open time assignment by CRS.
If you have any questions, please contact Contract Enforcement, FedEx-Enforcement@alpa.org.
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RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT
The following retirement announcement was submitted by Captain Gregory Corliss, Jr. Gregory will retire on October 1, 2018. We would like to congratulate Captain Corliss and wish him all the best as he enters into retirement. 
Greetings All!
I have to go now......but first, thanks to every one of you who helped me keep it safe. Thank You. I will be at the farm just northwest of Washington Dulles, in the Shenandoah Valley, effective October 1, 2018. Visit, call, or email!              
Warmest Regards,
Greg Corliss
If you would like to contact Greg, he can be reached at Corlissfdx@aol.com or 304-707-6824.
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