• APFA JSIC Telephone Town Hall
• Ballots Mailed for the National Treasurer Run-off Election
• Clarification on Sequence Quality Considerations
APFA JSIC Telephone Town Hall
As a reminder, members of the APFA JSIC will be conducting a Telephone Town Hall this Wednesday, May 16th at 14:00 CT to answer questions regarding:
- Electronic Trade Board (ETB)
- Trip Trade System (TTS)
- Reserve Open Time Assignment/Award (ROTA)
- JCBA Reserve Rotation
If you plan to participate and would like to receive an automated call at the time of the event, you can register via the link below. You can also join the call by dialing 1-877-353-4701 or by accessing a live webcast of the call via the internet.
Ballots Mailed for the National Treasurer Run-off Election *3rd Notice*
Ballots for the APFA National Treasurer runoff election were mailed on April 23, 2018. If you have not received your ballot, please contact the NBC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-540-0108 ext. 8311. When either sending an email or leaving a voicemail, please leave us your old and current address as this will help speed up our request process. The last day to request a duplicate ballot will be May 18, 2018.
For your vote to be counted, you must be a member in good standing (no more than 60 days in dues arrears) by 5pm CT, May 18, 2018. The dues department can be contacted at email@example.com or 817-540-0108 ext. 8151.
A copy of the candidate information sheets can be found on the APFA website:
The ballot packet you will be receiving will contain your ballot, the candidate information sheets, secret envelope, and return postage paid envelope. If you lose either or both envelopes, you can put your ballot into your own envelope(s) and pay the postage. The address can be found on the stub attached to your ballot.
4600 Mark IV Pkwy
PO Box 961110
Fort Worth, TX 76161-9818
Ballots are due into the designated PO Box by 10:00am CT, May 23, 2018. The ballot count will commence immediately following the ballot retrieval.
The National Treasurer runoff election is being conducted under the supervision of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (DOL).
APFA National Ballot Committee Chairperson
Clarification on Sequence Quality Considerations
The Sequence Quality Consideration Chart in last week’s hotline was included to illustrate the parameters used by the optimizer to construct trips. While some items included in the chart are contractual and thus non-negotiable, others, like sit time, are quality of life CONSIDERATIONS ONLY and may vary depending on the trip. The non-contractual items are target numbers to limit the optimizer from building in-humane sequences/pairings.
APFA National Scheduling Chair