March 31, 2016
CBA News You Can Use
In an ongoing effort to educate the membership, the Negotiating Committee would like to highlight modifications that have occurred as a result of CBA implementation phase completion. Implementation questions can be directed to FedEx-Enforcement@alpa.org or 901-842-2210 or 2211.
25.A.7.d. (Phase II, Line 104 Implementation LOA) – Pilot’s ability to view the reserve forecast
7. A pilot shall be provided access to the Company’s computer systems and data in order to view:
d. The instances in which reserve coverage exceeds or meets forecast reserve demand (i.e., “green” or “yellow” status) for the pilot’s crew position, by date, duration, and reserve period (RP);
The Company has completed the automation necessary to view the reserve forecast, along with as of today a new legend explaining the color scheme. The page can be found at Home > VIPS Home > Bid Line Adjustments > Manning Allocation.
To view the reserve coverage forecast or ‘Manning Allocation,’ which considers trips and standbys in open time, select the appropriate options and press “Submit.”
The output provides the pilot with a graphical interpretation of reserve coverage for a given month, at a specific point in time, and allows the pilot to gauge the likelihood of successful reserve movements and drops.
A neutral or ‘white’ block indicates that there are no trips in open time for that duration of trip. Since no trips are in open time on those days the forecast does not determine a need for RSV coverage.
25.L.3.d (Phase 2, Line 145 Implementation LOA) – Contingent Bid Line Adjustment
3. Dropping Trips and R-days
d. Contingency Bid Line Adjustment
A pilot shall have the ability to submit a “contingency BLA” whereby the pilot specifies a trip(s) or R-day(s) to drop only if the pilot is able to pick up a specific trip(s). The pilot must have the applicable bank CHs sufficient to cover the trip(s) he submits to pick up. The use of this provision shall be subject to the rules applicable to the bank used by the pilot for the trip(s) picked up.
The Company has completed the automation necessary to make Contingency Bid Line Adjustments to crewmembers assigned trips or reserve days. The pages can be found, as appropriate, at:
Home > VIPS Home > Bid Line Adjustments > Contingency Drop Trip Request
Home > VIPS Home > Bid Line Adjustments > Contingency Drop Reserve Request
Contingency Drop Trip Request page:
Contingency Drop Reserve Request:
Similar to the process utilized to process other trades and drops, the CRS system will analyze the trade request and issue a decision. The pilot will receive a Crew Notification with the result. If the Credit Hour value of the traded trip(s) is less than the value of the trip(s) picked up, the pilot must have the applicable bank Credit Hours sufficient to cover the difference in value. The use of this provision shall be subject to the rules applicable to the bank used by the pilot to cover the difference in value.