New Release Policy

NovemberEcho

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So NATCA and the FAA signed a new policy today regarding releases for ERR's. It's now a 3 tier system. Tier A if your facility has 90%+ staffing you can leave within 6 months. Tier B is if you're facility is 87% staffed you can leave within 1 year. Tier C is 86% and less and you can't leave until your facility reaches Tier B.

N90 is at 64%ish staffing. Looks like I'll be here a while lol
 

Ram_Tough

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Is it available online yet? Is it retroactive for those who already have release dates?
 

Stinger

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So NATCA and the FAA signed a new policy today regarding releases for ERR's. It's now a 3 tier system. Tier A if your facility has 90%+ staffing you can leave within 6 months. Tier B is if you're facility is 87% staffed you can leave within 1 year. Tier C is 86% and less and you can't leave until your facility reaches Tier B.

N90 is at 64%ish staffing. Looks like I'll be here a while lol
Staffing for the FAA just goes by the total number of CPCs and trainees doesn't it?
Say the target number is 23. There's 17 CPCs and 8 people training. Total of 25. The FAA counts that as being fully staffed doesn't it?
 

Battani22

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Thanks for the insight. I'll have to check with our Local and see if he's heard anything. Glad to know the FAA/NATCA are finally trying to some what patch a crooked transfer system...
 

Battani22

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Staffing for the FAA just goes by the total number of CPCs and trainees doesn't it?
Say the target number is 23. There's 17 CPCs and 8 people training. Total of 25. The FAA counts that as being fully staffed doesn't it?
Sounds right. I remember at my old facility we couldn't pick up any new hires/transfers because we were technically "staffed". Even though we had mandatory scheduled OT. Although, maybe they only count by CPCs? Who knows, we'll find out soon enough I'm sure.
 

NovemberEcho

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I don't know how they're doing the count now but all the guys here were trying to figure out how many cpc's we have and weren't counting trainees.
 

JamesEarlJones

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So NATCA and the FAA signed a new policy today regarding releases for ERR's. It's now a 3 tier system. Tier A if your facility has 90%+ staffing you can leave within 6 months. Tier B is if you're facility is 87% staffed you can leave within 1 year. Tier C is 86% and less and you can't leave until your facility reaches Tier B.

N90 is at 64%ish staffing. Looks like I'll be here a while lol

the crazy thing is ---- so your at a level 6 up down.. it may take two years to train someone vs 4 months in a vfr tower...
 

Homsar

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Anything known about the provisions being discussed in it for early release dates to very low staffed facilities? Supposedly that was a point of contention being ironed out.
 

morajor13

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Plus some of these level 6 towers only have 10 people. Lose 1 person and that's 10% of your staffing gone.
But isn't it the same if your facility gains one person? Not trying to be an ass, just seems like that doesn't matter. I could be totally wrong.
 

ccbc

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So if my facility has 11 cpcs and our numbers are 10-13 does that mean we are 100% staffed or is based on the 13 which would make the facility 84% staffed?
 

JamesEarlJones

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Anything known about the provisions being discussed in it for early release dates to very low staffed facilities? Supposedly that was a point of contention being ironed out.

the point of contention was controllers being released to be sups....