Attention all MIA bid eligible employees!
The 2018 BRP bid submission period has officially begun! It will run through Sunday, October 8, 2017. Once the bid submission period closes you will no longer be able to submit or edit your 2018 Bid Preference and Qualifications Statement Form (bid form).
The 2018 BRP process for MIA will be conducted through SAIMS. Placement is scheduled to begin on October 16, 2017. Several days beforehand you will receive additional information about the live component of the placement process.
New this bid as part of the new CBA that goes into on Sunday, October 1, 2017, is the "flex capable" term. Below you will its definition and a brief explanation of what it is supposed to be:
Flex-capable Employee is an employee who bids to a pre-designated Flex-capable position in a work unit with a schedule, but may be assigned to other work units. Flex-capable employees will be assigned to work outside of their work unit in a fair and equitable manner. Flex-capable employees may be scheduled to other work units in advance. No more than 20% of the port staffing eligible to bid by series, and no more than 50% of the positions in a work unit will be designated as Flex-capable. By mutual agreement, the parties may designate more than 50% of the positions in a work unit as Flex-capable.
In addition to that, please see below as it will apply at MIA:
Flex-Capable: Several units will have slots identified as Flex-capable. Per the new CBA, a Flex-capable employee is one who bids to a pre-designated Flex-capable position in a work unit but may be assigned to perform work in other units. Thus, Flex-capable employees may be scheduled to work (on regular time) in bid units other than the one to which they were assigned. These assignments will be made in a fair and equitable manner, are intended to be short-term, and may be made in advance or as a same-day assignment. Anyone selecting a bid unit and shift with a Flex-capable option must identify whether or not they are bidding for a Flex-capable slot. Depending on employee seniority, it is possible that some employees may be placed in a Flex-capable slot if there are no non-Flex-capable positions remaining and the employee has stated a preference for that unit and shift. In other words, indicating “non-Flex” as your option WILL NOT prevent you from being placed in a unit if there are no non-Flex positions available at the time of your scheduled placement. If you fail to call in on your appointed date and time you will be placed in the highest available unit and shift based on your preferences. Your Flex-capable option is secondary. Thus, you will be placed in a Flex-capable slot even if you selected “non-Flex” as your option if your highest available preference does not have any non-Flex slots remaining.