Seniority Policy
Reviewed August 2013 - Revised Oct. 4, 2010 - Printable version


ABX 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.

Core Requirements

bulletWhen seniority is used in giving preference to employees, it will be applied consistently.
bulletCompany seniority is based upon service as a part-time or full-time employee. Casual or temporary time is not recognized in calculating seniority.
bulletSeniority continues to accrue during company-approved leaves of absence.
bulletSeniority 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.
bulletIn cases where two or more employees have the same seniority date, the following tiebreakers will be used to determine the order of company seniority.
bulletFirst, casual or temporary date of hire, providing employment was continuous.
bulletSecond, date of birth, giving the oldest employee more seniority.
bulletLastly, 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

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 preference.

Employee Responsibility

bulletBe familiar with your company seniority date and how it is used in the accrual of vacation benefits, and other seniority-related benefits.
bulletIf you have questions about your seniority date, talk to your supervisor immediately to resolve the issue.

Leadership Responsibility

bulletUnderstand company seniority and apply it consistently within your department when using company seniority for any employment decisions where seniority should be given preference.
bulletIf employees report any errors with seniority dates, work with your department management and Human Resources to resolve their concerns promptly.

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Revision History:
Oct. 4, 2010
Nov. 10, 2005