December 1: PING on IMD (Don’t get locked out!)
December 2-16: Travel Open Enrollment
December 31: Q4 CBT
Due Soon! PING required for IMD
Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is a security process for authenticating users by requiring two methods to sign in – generally a password and another form of identification. Many already using this process to access sites such as online banking, and Alaska is now rolling it out to all employees for PeopleSoft and Office365 products. The deadline to enroll in MFA is December 1, and employees that do not enroll by the deadline will be locked out of AS accounts. Enrollment information will be sent to all employees via company email.
Council 35 would like to offer a special thanks to Rachel Sebastian for her commitment to SFO the last few years as Reserve Chair. As a resident of the Portland area, Rachel is now lucky to be based at home and has transferred to PDX. With the new opening, Reserve Committee member Kyle Ogiela, has now volunteered for the chair position. Welcome Kyle!
Get to know Kyle in his own words:
Kyle started his aviation career in April 2018. He was born and raised in Las Vegas where he then went on to serve a mission and lived in Paraguay for 2 years. He then attended BYU and obtained his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in painting while taking advantage of several remote study programs that took him throughout Europe, Tonga, and New Zealand. Following school he went to Atlanta where he went into operations management with Pest Control companies which finally culminated with him moving to Seattle in 2007. In 2018 he turned his work experience toward aviation. When he started as an agent he quickly moved to become a coach and then a lead. He jumped on the opportunity to transition to inflight and was the 1st graduating class of 2019. He has loved the decision to come to inflight and even more excited having the opportunity to serve. At the end of last year he joined the reserve committee. He jumped right in to being a reserve buddy for the newer classes. He loves the ability to dive in and find answers. He looks forward to learn more and of course assist in any way every day.
Back in June we introduced Sejal Patel as a new HR Committee member. We are happy to report she has accepted the chair position for Council 35. Thank you Sejal!
JCBA§32.G.4 defines the year-end record improvement process for Flight Attendants. If a Flight Attendant has no more than 4 attendance points at the end of the year, s/he achieves 480 annual TFP, and the FA does not accumulate any points for the months of November and December, then her/his point balance will be brought to zero. The manual adjustment occurs mid-January which will be reflected on FAs attendance point records.
Convert your unused companion travel passes before the end of day December 31st. Passes can be ticketed for 3 months after the conversion date. Once converted the passes can be found in FLY:
FLY>> Guest Passes>>Manage Guest Passes
How do I contact Council 35 Officers?
Using a personal email address, the preferred methods of contact are:
- Open an Online Support Request ticket
- Officer group email firstname.lastname@example.org (if one officer is flying /unavailable other officers can respond)
- Individual officer emails (if information is for a specific officer)
- Calls/text (if situation requires more urgent attention)
When contacting Council 35 officers please avoid the following methods:
- Sending to/from alaskaair email (subject to company audits and therefore not private)
- Officer personal Facebook/social media accounts (not actively monitored for AFA concerns)
- Excessively lengthy texts (please use email for important information as it’s easier to respond and forward to appropriate resource-texts should be reserved for alerts to an issue that requires a timely response)
Please allow at least one business day for a response to any method of contact (email, phone, text).
Stay healthy and safe!
Melissa, Aladrian, James and Brad
Melissa Osborne, LEC President • Melissa.email@example.com • 415-275-1322
Aladrian Hillmon, LEC Vice President • Aladrian.firstname.lastname@example.org • 415-991-3791
James Ikehara, LEC Secretary • James.email@example.com • 415-289-9011
Bradley Young, Council Representative • Bradley.firstname.lastname@example.org • 916-508-3503