9.20.12 – (LAA) – October Bidding, VEOP, TSP, EC Quarterly Meeting


APFA Hotline for Thursday, September 20, 2012.

October Bidding

AA has notified APFA that all bid ballots – International as well as Domestic –  will be deleted automatically once the new bidding information for Domestic is uploaded. If you have already bid for International and would like to retrieve your ballot prior to its deletion (for re-input once October bidding opens again), AA has agreed to reopen International bids to allow Int’l FAs to retrieve your ballots. Other than this short update, AA has no more information for us regarding bidding dates and deadlines. Once we do, we will send out a hotline ASAP.

Tonight is the deadline to put in the for the VEOP ballot. There are over 2,000 Flight Attendants who have submitted their ballots to take advantage of the Early Out. If you are still interested, get your ballot in no later than 2300 Central Time tonight, September 20, 2012, via Jetnet.
If you are wondering whether you put in for the VEOP here’s a way to tell without having to contact Flight Service or actually seeing your name on a list prior to the window closing this evening:
If you go back to the election offer page you will see two red tabs if you have elected VEOP.  The first red tab will be labeled “View or Print Election Form”.  The second will be labeled “Cancel Election Form.”  If you only see one red tab labeled “Early Out Incentive Option,” then you have not elected the VEOP.
As soon as we have the final details for those who elected the VEOP, we will publish it on the APFA Hotline.

The Travel Separation Early Out selection window will open on Saturday the 22nd of September and close at 2300 Central Time on Friday, September 28, 2012. 
The TSP is a separation from the company that provides for 5 years of travel for those with 5 to 9 years of Company Seniority or 10 years of travel for those with 10 or more years of Company Seniority. TSP travel includes unlimited D2 passes for the employee, their spouse or domestic partner and dependent children on AA and AE. TSP does not include D1, D3, registered companion, parent or other airline travel.  After the first 90-days, in addition to applicable NRSA charges, travel will be subject to imputed income. For full details of the TSP please review the information posted on the People Reduction Information page of Jetnet.
And from last week, here is a repeat of the hotline information on the awarding of exit dates: The proffer to award exit dates to those who elect either the VEOP or Travel Separation Program is expected to take place during the first part of October with awards available the last part of October.   Exact bidding and award dates should be known by the end of September.  Exit dates will range from December 2012 through September 2013.  Bids and awards will be available by month rather than quarter.  Some months in 2013 may not be available however there will be months available in each quarter.  Once the total number of FAs electing VEOP and TSP are known the company will compare this to the operating schedule to determine which months in each quarter will be available.  In addition they’ll be able to provide a projected number of slots for each available month.  It is anticipated that very few slots will be available for December 2012.  Exit date slots will be awarded based on system-wide Occupational Seniority.  A list of who elected VEOP and TSP will be available so that you’ll have a rough idea of where you rank for bidding purposes.
Executive Committee and Board of Directors

This week the APFA Executive Committee met for its regular Quarterly Meeting at APFA Headquarters. Next month, the APFA Board of Directors will be meeting in Dallas. The Board will also participate in annual Board training which will include information on the LBFO/new contract conducted by the APFA Negotiating Team.
That’s it for now. Thanks for calling the APFA Hotline.
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Leslie Mayo
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