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National Office Week in Review: March 15, 2017

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NATCA NATIONAL OFFICE DEPARTMENTAL WEEK IN REVIEW March 4 - 10 , 2017 NCEPT UPDATE March NCEPT meeting The NCEPT panel met on March 9 to conduct its quarterly meeting (2nd Quarter Fiscal Year 2017). The selections made during this session have been publish ed on the members side of the website , with the disclaimer that the list does not substitute for an official offer through HR. HR will be calling employees for a verbal offering and then the TOLs should be generated. If any employees selected do not receive a TOL in that time frame, they should contact their Regional Vice President. Category 1 releases have to occur prior to June 25 , with the employee having the ability to push it to Oct . 1, 2017. Category 2 releases have to occur prior to March 4, 2018. The next NCEPT (3rd Quarter Fiscal Year 2017) will take place on June 14, 2017. The deadline to submit ERR requests for th e 3rd Quarter NCEPT is May 15. Fourth Quarter NCEPT will be Sept . 7, 2017. Here is a breakdown of the selection numbers from the March 9, 2017 NCEPT: Requests: 511 requests from 192 employees From 56 Category 1 or 2 facilities To 91 possible gaining facilities Selections: 69 selections Category 1 selections: 31 Categ ory 2 selections: 38 Terminal facility selections: 59 En route facility selections: 10 In addition to the quarterly selections, the NCEPT group addressed some outstanding items and finally reached agreement to make changes that are designed to improve t he fluidity of releases and improve the upward mobility through the system. The major changes are described below: 1. Cat 1 and Cat 2 exempt – Under the previous NCEPT SOP, no releases were allowed if the loss of a person would drop the facility's curren t or projected CPC/target rat io below the national average. This resulted in what were termed "Cat 1 or Cat 2 exempt" facilities - where the percentages were above the thresholds defined in the ERR MOU, but no movement could actually occur. The Parties hav e agreed to allow movement of personnel where a facility could dip slightly below that floor. While initially the NCEPT

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