Q: I was trying to find the VX Playbook 2017 revision that is listed on the “L-VX FA Transition Agreement 2018 TA”. It is not on Alaska’s World, in Goodreader on the IMD, or on VX Connect (the 2014 version is the most recent on VX Connect). I believe it used to be accessible through Alaska’s World for Teammates (the VX employee version). Where can I access it now or has it been replaced by the AS “Our People Policy”?
A: The VX Interim Playbook 2017 has been pulled down by management in several locations because it was replaced by the AS “Our People Policy.” That version can still (as of 3.12.2018 @ 5pm PT) be found on Alaskasworld “Virgin America teammate playbook gets a new home” (September 27, 2017) or directly accessed here (login required).
The relevant language is as follows:
Personal Days (rev. Mar. 2010)
Personal days or personal time are paid hours off to be used at your discretion, with prior team leader approval per your team’s work rules. Personal days are accrued each pay period starting on your hire date, while you are in active, paid status. All regular full-time, non-crew Teammates accrue two eight-hour personal days each year of employment, or 16 hours of paid personal time. Regular part-time non-crew Teammates who work at least 18.5 hours per week will accrue two four-hour personal days per year of employment, or eight hours of paid personal time. Crewmember personal day entitlements are set forth in the work rules for those departments.
The maximum number of personal days that you are able to accrue is capped at 1.5 times the regular rate of accrual.
Non-exempt, non-crew Teammates may use personal days in one-hour increments. Exempt, non-crew Teammates may use personal days in full or one-half day increments. For example, a HQ exempt Teammate who works a standard workweek may take a one-half day off by utilizing four hours of personal days time.
Some examples of what personal days can be used for are holidays that are not designated company holidays for your department, time out of the office for regular doctor or dentist appointments, to supplement sick or vacation time, or for any personal matter. “
In the event that you leave Virgin America, you will be paid for all accrued and unused personal days through your date of separation.