Transition Training began last week. Despite recent updates to the Cornerstone Training program, we are still receiving reports of technical difficulties with both the app and the desktop version. If you experience trouble, go to https://support.afaalaska.org, and open a ticket. We would encourage you to start early, to avoid problems.
We are also aware it is taking longer than 4 hours to complete. Please make sure to include that in your trouble ticket above.
The most important thing with any computer or IMD Training, screen shot or take a picture of the completion page. Do not rely on the program to register you as completed. If it does not show you as completed, we need some sort of evidence to be able to manually process your completion.
When taking the test remember it is open book and you can take it from your IMD or from a computer. To make the test easier to complete have your Manual, Ghost Manual and Study Guide open on one device and the test open in a separate device so you don’t have to switch back and forth. In the event that you fail the test, you will receive an email advising you that you have 7 days after class ends to retake a paper version. You can take the paper version during lunch break at TT or schedule to take it at base.
You can find the Ghost Manual on the Training Tab – Transition Training Resources – “Ghost Manual”
The Ghost Manual is the combined manual we will be using starting next year.
Practice your door drills, take a deep breath and go slow. The training is very hands on, try not to stress to much.
The most recent CBT training was due May 11, 2018. There were 13 Flight Attendants issued discipline because of failure to complete the training. Several of these disciplines have been rescinded after AFA was able to determine why the training had not been completed. If you were issued discipline and have not responded to our attempts to reach you, or you have email or screen shots showing your technical difficulties with the program please contact San@afaalaska.org. There is a possibility of getting the discipline reversed.
In a recent bulletin, Inflight Performance announced that forgotten required items will result in steps of discipline. We are aware of several recent instances of expired badges, as well as reporting without an IMD. Make certain that you have all required items before reporting to your flight.
We recently posted openings for EAP representatives. We were overwhelmed by the number of Flight Attendants who expressed interest. We reviewed the applications and chose 3 flight attendants to join our EAP Committee. We will be looking again at the beginning of the year and will be contacting those who were not selected to gauge interest and open it to anyone interested to apply again including hopefully Flight Attendants on the Airbus side who will have been able to transfer into SAN.
Supplemental Insurance Enrollment, through National Group Protection, will take place during the week of 8/14-16, in SAN. The premiums for these coverages can be payroll deducted. If SAN isn’t a convenient location, drop into any base during scheduled visits.
· Seattle July 23rd—27th
· Anchorage July 30th–August 1st
· Los Angeles August 6th—8th
· San Diego August 14th—16th
· Portland August 20th—22nd
Critical Illness Coverage
Whole Life Insurance
There are some benefit enhancements/upgrades this year, so please take the time to sit down with a benefit counselor and review your options. This is also an excellent time to make sure you have filed for your annual health screening benefits, which are part of the accident and critical illness benefit plans.
· Supplemental – these plans supplement any existing coverage
· Voluntary – members choose to participate
· Limited Underwriting – no medical or physical exams required
· Family Coverage – available with all of the plans
· Portable – members can continue coverage if they leave the company
· Payroll Deduction – premiums are paid through payroll deduction
If you have any questions regarding the upcoming enrollment, please contact National Group Protection (NGP) at 800-344-9016.
Workers Comp Using Your Own Doctor
Non California Residents
Forms can be obtained from Base Management or from your Officers
In the event you sustain an injury or illness related to your employment, you may be treated for such injury or illness by your personal medical doctor (M.D.), doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) or medical group if:
• on the date of your work injury you have health care coverage for injuries or illnesses that are not work related;
• the doctor is your regular physician, who shall be either a physician who has limited his or her practice of medicine to general practice or who is a board-certified or board-eligible internist, pediatrician, obstetrician-gynecologist, or family practitioner, and has previously directed your medical treatment, and retains your medical records;
• your “personal physician” may be a medical group if it is a single corporation or partnership composed of licensed Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy, which operates an integrated multispecialty medical group providing comprehensive medical services predominantly for nonoccupational illnesses and injuries;
• prior to the injury your doctor agrees to treat you for work injuries or illnesses;
• prior to the injury you provided your employer the following in writing: (1) notice that you want your personal doctor to treat you for a work-related injury or illness, and (2) your personal doctor’s name and business address.