ZJX 2013 Bid Package
Bid Phones: 549-1584/1598
Bidding will begin on 10/1/2012 and be conducted in the control room in the stand-up briefing area.
Two Management Representatives and two NATCA Representatives will be in charge of all bidding. The bid packages will contain contact information for each area, a copy of the Area BWS, FWS/AWS declaration document, 2013 payroll calendar, and local ZJX Notices. The bidding team will ensure each bargaining unit member receives a bid package at least one day prior to the beginning of the bidding process. Bidding will take place between 0900-1700, seven days a week (excluding holidays).
The basic watch schedule and annual leave bidding shall be accomplished by NATCA seniority.
Employees shall be released from their respective Area within 15 minutes of their FLM/CIC being notified of a pending bid time, operations permitting. Employees will be allotted twenty (20) minutes to make their RDO selection and 1st Prime Time vacation annual leave request. Employees will be allotted ten (10) minutes for their round 2 and 3 leave requests. Each Area will maintain a current bid list and shall take an active roll in assisting the bid process.
Certified Professional Controllers in Training (CPC-ITs) and Developmentals with two (2) radar sectors or less remaining (3 or less remaining for the North and West Areas) before certifying as a CPC prior to the beginning of bidding, shall bid as a CPC.
Those BUEs deemed ineligible to bid as CPCs shall bid by seniority from designated developmental lines, based upon his/her individual qualifications. Those certified on all radar associate positions within their area will make a selection from the available R-Developmental lines, with all others selecting from the available D-Developmental lines.
Employees may only request leave opportunities that the agency has determined are available. For the year, the agency has determined the following:
Up to two (2) CPC’s per area, per day, can be on vacation leave between January 12 and March 23, 2012. For Traffic management; one (1) employee per day can be on vacation leave between January 12 and March 23, 2013.
Up to one (1) CPC’s per crew, per day, from March 24, 2012 through January 11, 2014. For Traffic management; Two (2) employees per day can be on vacation between March 24 and January 11, 2014.
One (1) developmental per Area, per day, from January 12, 2013 through January 11, 2014.
In the first three (3) rounds, employees may only record requests up to the amount of annual leave they will accrue during the upcoming leave year. A week of annual leave for the purposes of bidding may include RDOs but no more that five (5) total days of annual leave and must be consecutive in total (No more than 5 total days of annual leave, exclusive of RDO’s). Only one of the following holidays, July 4, November 28, December 25 or January 1 may be requested during the first round of prime time Annual leave bidding (December 25, 2013 and January 1, 2014 may be bid together as a consecutive bid). A workweek for the purposes of this section is defined as containing a holiday, if the holiday falls within the workweek or adjoining RDO’s.
In rounds one through three, employees may record requests for one (1) or two (2) consecutive or non-consecutive weeks of annual leave or portions thereof.
Upon conclusion of bidding round three, the NATCA Area Representatives will accept OPM-71s for employees that have accumulated annual leave, restored annual leave, or credit/comp balances for annual leave opportunities that may still be available. You may submit additional leave requests, prioritizing them by labeling them #1, #2, #3, etc. To be included in the initial additional leave period you must submit your choices within seven (7) days of your third round bid.
You may bid up to two weeks per OPM-71, or any portion thereof (the same rules apply that were used for rounds 1-3). The Area Rep will put each request in numbered order by seniority and return the forms to the area scheduler. These rounds are not guaranteed leave and are subject to operational requirements. Any additional leave requests submitted after the seven (7) day closing date will be acted on in a first come, first served basis.
Other than Prime Time annual leave, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day holiday leave will be done using a lottery. No additional leave requests will be honored for these days. Each Area NATCA Representative will conduct the lottery for their Area and submit the list to the Area scheduler in order they are to be listed in Web Schedules. The Area Reps will have the Thanksgiving day lottery submitted to the Area Scheduler by September 1st each year and the Christmas/New Year Lottery by October 1st each year.
Tracking of the Bid Process will be available at www.NATCAZJX.org