Question and Answers
Q-1 How does an engineer notify crew management of the desire to make a 30 day
A-1 An engineer must indicate on the prescribed form that s/he desires to make a “30
day bump.” The forms will be provided by the carrier.
Q-2 When will an
engineers 30 day bump request become effective?
A-2 The request will be effective 48 hours after submitted (dated and time stamped
received). The actual bump, however, will be made at the regularly scheduled board change
time and day at the engineers current location.
Q-3 May a road engineer who has exercised a 30 day bump to the yard mark to
temporary vacancies in other than yard service during the thirty day period?
A-3 No. Not within the thirty day yard period.
Q-4 Can that same engineer (Question 3) move to a road job within that period if such
engineer is the senior engineer requesting it on his permanent bid?
A-4 No. Not within the thirty day yard period.
Q-5 In the event that same engineer (Questions 3 and 4) is displaced from a yard
assignment, may such engineer then displace to a road job while junior engineers remain on
A-5 No. During the thirty day period the engineer must exhaust seniority to jobs in
yard service held by junior engineers at that terminal.
Q-6 If the engineer in Question 5 cannot hold any yard position at that location, will
the engineer be placed according to his permanent bid sheet?
Q-7 What requirements apply to an engineer in yard service who desires to exercise a
30 day bump to other than yard service?
A-7 An engineer must have been in yard service, on one or more yard assignments
at that terminal, for a period of thirty (30) or more consecutive days.
Q-8 Assume that an engineer is assigned to an assignment which by agreement is not
subject to displacement for a specified period of, for example, six (6) months. Can an engineer
occupying such a position exercise a 30 day bump off of such job before the end of the six
A-8 No. The thirty day bump rule does not apply to jobs which are restricted by
agreement from seniority moves for a specified period.
Q-9 Can an engineer exercise a 30 day bump to displace an engineer on an assignment that is restricted by agreement from seniority moves for a specified period?
Q-10 What effect does this agreement have regarding existing “Sadie Hawkins” day
A-10 Such agreements are suspended during the period while this 30 day bump agreement is in effect.
To execute the 30 Day Bump you must...
- Change your job selection sheet to reflect the change.
- Fax a statement that you wish to exercise a 30 day bump to the following number
- Follow through with a call to the VRU (option for crew specialist) to verify they received your faxed request.
Understand that 30 day bumps take place on our board change day (Tuesdays).
Noon on Sunday is the deadline for the next Tuesday.
This does not preempt your being selected if other board changes occur. You must also remember that if you exercise a 30 day bump to the yard, you are exempted from road TV's for that 30 day period. The opposite is true if you move from yard to road.