Posts Tagged ‘APFA JSIC Update’

1.22.19 – Target Credit Range – Minimum/Maximum Credit

Tuesday, January 22, 2019   Target Credit Range – Minimum/Maximum Credit How does PBS determine if there will be a target credit range maximum or minimum? PBS starts with a target line average (TLA). The TLA is set by the Company and per the contract, it must be within 75-85 hours at all bases.(Section 10.D.13.e)…

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1.19.19 – PBS Mis-Award Process

Saturday, January 19, 2019   PBS Mis-Award Process Once a Flight Attendant receives their PBS award and has questions concerning the award, or believes she/he has been mis-awarded, the Flight Attendant should do the following: The Flight Attendant should contact the FABRC at 888-376-5375 no later than the 24th of each month at Noon (DFW Time) for a review and…

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1.14.19 – PBS Bidding Tips

Monday, January 14, 2019   PBS Bidding Tips Facts about Target Credit Range (TCR) TCR is cumulative, not layer specific. PBS takes the pairings you bid and tries to accomplish the credit requested with pairings from the earliest layer possible. It is recommended to bid a minimum of five (5) hour increments to accommodate the…

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1.12.19 – PBS Bidding Reminders

Saturday, January 12, 2019   PBS Bidding Reminders PBS Guide The updated version of the PBS Guide is on the APFA website. Click image below for PBS GUIDE Who should bid as a lineholder and reserve? In PBS you can bid 7 layers as a lineholder and 7 layers as reserve. The question that many…

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1.10.19 – PBS Bidding Reminders

Thursday, January 10, 2019   PBS Bidding Reminders With the opening of PBS in 8 new bases we wanted to provide you with some helpful reminders when bidding in PBS. Should you have questions there are a number of resources available to you including the APFA JSIC, FOI specialists, and the FABRC. Check your Dashboard…

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1.7.19 – JCBA Changes to Reserve Rotation

Monday, January 7, 2019   JCBA Changes to Reserve Rotation As 8 new bases transition to PBS in February there are new rules that govern reserve rotation. There are effectively 3 different types of rotation in the JCBA. If you are unfamiliar with the new rotation provisions, they can be found in Section 12.A.3. Keep in…

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1.4.19 – Vacation for Carry-Over Sequences from Non-PBS to PBS

Friday, January 4, 2019   Vacation Pay for Carry-Over Sequences from Non-PBS to PBS APFA has received questions from Flight Attendants who have Vacation at the end of January, beginning of February or a vacation that carries through from one month into the next as to how any carry-over sequences or vacation days will be…

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1.4.19 – Annual Vacation Buyback

Friday, January 4, 2019   Annual Vacation BuybackThe JCBA provides for Flight Attendants to sell back their accrued vacation to the company on both a monthly and annual basis. On Jan 4th at 1200 DFW time, the annual vacation buyback process will open, and it will close on Jan 13th at 1200 DFW time. This…

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1.2.19 – Lineholder Reserve Designator (LRD) Tool

Wednesday, January 2, 2019   Lineholder Reserve Designator  (LRD) Tool With 8 new bases moving to PBS this will be your first opportunity to use the Lineholder Reserve Designator (LRD) in live production. You will use the LRD tool to preference either lineholder or  “senior bumping” onto reserve. Below is some general information concerning the…

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12.28.18 – Training Bidding System (TBS)

Friday, December 28, 2018   Training Bidding System (TBS) Along with the transition to PBS in February the eight new PBS bases will also switch to the TBS system for scheduling their CQ training.  Starting in February Flight Attendants will bid for training and be awarded in seniority order. TBS will only be available in…

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12.11.18 – JSIC Update – PBS Bases Bidding Info

Tuesday, December 11, 2018     With bidding opening up for the month of January please remember to review a few important items when beginning your bidding.   Please review your status on the PBS Dashboard. Specifically if you are a Lineholder or Reserve as well as your relative seniority for the category you are…

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3.20.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Rescheduling and Pay Protection

Rescheduling and Pay Protection Recently, the Company announced the implementation of several provisions of the JCBA related to rescheduling and pay protection. While this implementation is long overdue for the LAA Flight Attendants, it is not without its problems. Since the inception of the Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee (JSIC), we have been able to work…

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