Air values the service of our employees by recognizing seniority for certain
benefits and employment decisions. The following guidelines have been created to
provide consistency in the establishment and use of seniority.
|When seniority is used in giving preference to employees,
it will be applied consistently.
|Company seniority is based upon service as a part-time or
full-time employee. Casual or temporary time is not recognized in calculating
|Seniority continues to accrue during company-approved
leaves of absence.
|Seniority is lost when employment is terminated. If an
employee is rehired, seniority starts over based upon the date of rehire into
a part-time or full-time position.
|In cases where two or more employees have the same
seniority date, the following tiebreakers will be used to determine the order
of company seniority.
|First, casual or temporary date of hire, providing
employment was continuous.
|Second, date of birth, giving the oldest employee more
|Lastly, if seniority is still equal at this point, the
employee whose last name comes first in alphabetical order will be deemed
the most senior.
Company seniority starts with the date of hire as a regular
part-time or full-time employee and continues to accrue until employment is
terminated. The company seniority date is used for accrual of vacation benefits,
vacation scheduling, service awards, job selection in cases of equal
qualification, and other employment decisions where seniority should be given
|Be familiar with your company seniority date and how it is
used in the accrual of vacation benefits, and other seniority-related
|If you have questions about your seniority date, talk to
your supervisor immediately to resolve the issue.
|Understand company seniority and apply it consistently
within your department when using company seniority for any employment
decisions where seniority should be given preference.
|If employees report any errors with seniority dates, work
with your department management and Human Resources to resolve their concerns
Oct. 4, 2010
Nov. 10, 2005