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  • APFA Board of Directors 2016 Convention Documents – LAA/LUS
  • New Wings and Name Bars Orders Due April 14 LAA/LUS
  • Bereavement Days –LAA/LUS
  • Absence & Return Center (ARC) LAA/LUS

APFA Board of Directors 2016 Convention Documents – LAA/LUS

The APFA Board of Directors (BOD) held its Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona from March 9-12, 2016. In accordance with the APFA Policy Manual, the Official BOD Minutes of the convention are now available on our website at APFA.org.

2016 BOD Convention Documents and Final Minutes

Tentative Agenda
Roll Call 3.09.16
Roll Call 3.10.16
Roll Call 3.11.16
Roll Call 3.12.16
Final Agenda
Resolution 1 – Approve the Agenda
Resolution 1a – Amend the Agenda
Resolution 2 – Greg Gunter Memorial Conference Room
Resolution 3 – Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget Approval
Resolution 4 – Distinguished Service Award – Greg Gunter
Resolution 5 – Digital Archives/Document Mgmt System
Resolution 6 – Budget Committee Appointments
Resolution 7 – Policy Manual Changes
Resolution 8 – Executive Committee
Resolution 9 – Mobilization Task Force
Resolution 10 – Martha Griffith’s Award
Resolution 11 – Air Quality National Committee

Resolution 12 – Staff Attorney
Resolution 13 – Article IX – Committee & Task Force Appts.
Resolution 14 – PR Firm
Resolution 15 – Global Cabin Air Quality Executive
Resolution 16 – NBC Appointments
Resolution 17 – Withdrawn
Resolution 18 – Adjourn
Final Minutes

New Wings and Name Bars Orders Due April 14 LAA/LUS

The deadline is quickly approaching for ordering your Wings and Name Bars for the new uniforms.

Flight Attendants have three options in how they want their name displayed:

  1. First Name
  2. First Initial and Last Name
  3. First and Last Name

For those who use approved nicknames, please select the ‘first name only’ option and submit the order. Then, contact Customer Service via email at AmericanAirlines@engage2excel.com within 24 hours to adjust your order. It is important that you include your name and AA employee number in the email.

Flight Attendants on a Leave of Absence will have the ability to order wings and name bars upon returning to work.

Flight Attendants who have not ordered by the deadline will receive a name bar with their legal name and without language qualifications printed.

Please visit this website, set up a profile, and make your selections today. Ordering ends on Thursday, April 14, 2016.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to a Customer Support Services Representative, please email AmericanAirlines@engage2excel.com or call 800-516-7385.

Bereavement Days – LAA/LUS

Section 25.L.1 of the 2014 JCBA provides time away from work to help manage the difficulties associated with the death of a family member. As a reminder, current bereavement policy is as follows:

Upon notification to your Flight Service Manager, Duty Manager (MOD), or (if after hours) to Flight Service Operations at IOC, you’ll be granted up to three (3) consecutive days off if there is a death in your immediate family. Flight Service Operations can be reached at 682-315-7070. A Flight Attendant shall receive four (4) hours pay and credit per day, for three (3) consecutive days.

Immediate family members are:

  • Your spouse
  • Your domestic partner, as defined by Company policy
  • Your child/children
  • Your step child/step children
  • Your grandchildren
  • Your parents and the parents of your spouse or domestic partner
  • Your step-parents and the step-parents of your spouse or domestic partner
  • Your brother or sister and the brother or sister of your spouse or domestic partner
  • Your grandparents and the grandparents of your spouse or domestic partner
  • Your legal guardian
  • Any relative who resides with you
  • Any member of your household residing at the same address

If you require additional time off, your Flight Service Manager will work with you and grant POs/Personal Days to the extent possible.

LAA Flight Attendants – PVDs may be taken in conjunction with Bereavement up to your annual allotment of 6. PVDs will be eliminated concurrent with implementation of PBS. 

Absence & Return Center (ARC) LAA/LUS

The Absence & Return Center, formerly known as Absence Management, will support you throughout your leave of absence and the return to work process. The ARC, made up of administrative staff and case managers, is responsible for the administrative eligibility and approval determinations for Family Medical Leave (FML), Sick/Medical leaves and Maternity leaves. 


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