Thursday, January 17, 2019
Changes to Sick and Vacation Threshold
If you are available for less than 15 days and still reach 40 paid hours, contact your FSM within 60 days to ensure your sick and vacation accruals were properly added.
If you are active and fall below 40 hours through no fault of your own you will still accrue sick and vacation for that month.
Remember: The 40 hours is a “scheduling limitation” only and is not for the purpose of sick and vacation accrual.
Flight Attendants that are currently in a non-PBS base must meet or exceed the monthly average threshold of 35 hours and be available for 15 days, for any Non-PBS month.
For non-PBS bases transitioning to PBS in February, you must meet or exceed 35 paid hours and be available 15 days in the month by 30JAN to accrue Sick and Vacation for January.
For non-PBS bases transitioning to PBS in May, you must meet or exceed 140 paid hours by 01MAY and be available 15 days each month to accrue Sick and Vacation for the months of January – April.
If you do not meet or exceed the threshold for the Non-PBS month, you will not accrue Sick and Vacation for those months only. You will accrue for the subsequent months once transitioned to PBS.
Transfer Implications on Sick and Vacation Accrual
If you are in a PBS base and transfer to a non-PBS base you must meet or exceed a pro-rated threshold of an average of 35 hours of month and be available 15 days in the month for the time you are in the non-PBS base to accrue Sick and Vacation for those months.
Example: You transfer from LGA to DFW effective 3/2/19, you must meet or exceed a threshold of 3 months or 105 hours to accrue. (January/March/April)
How to Find Your Personal Threshold
You may access your HISK screen via Crew Portal or DECS.
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