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The following instructions ONLY pertain to vacation scheduling for employees with DECEMBER vacation eligibility.

December 2016 Vacation Hours Pay-Off

Unused Vacation and Excused Absence Allowance (EAA) hours remaining from December 2016 eligibility will automatically be paid in lieu on pay ending November 26, 2017, payable on December 1, 2017.

Vacation and EAA requests submitted to Employee Payments after pay ending November 26, 2017, will be paid from New December 2017 eligibility, regardless of the start date listed on the request or when it was scheduled in Timekeeping and Work Order System (TWOS).

Follow the procedures outlined below to ensure vacation/EAA requests starting on or prior to November 30, 2017, are paid from the employees remaining December 2016 allotment.

Coding Vacation/EAA: Start date on or prior to November 30, 2017, for payment on pay ending November 19, 2017

Enter requests in TWOS Task H308 for pay “In-Advanceby Friday, November 17, 2017.

Verify the requests are dated for pay ending November 19, 2017.

Requests to use Vacation/EAA hours remaining from December 2016 eligibility MUST NOT be entered in TWOS Task H308 after Friday, November 17 2017.  Code the vacation or excused absence on the employee’s record using TWOS Task O301 but do not enter the request for payment in TWOS Task H308; the unused hours will automatically be paid in-lieu on pay ending November 26, 2017.

Coding Vacation/EAA: Start date on or prior to November 30, 2017, for payment ON pay ending November 26, 2017    Contact the TWOS Helpdesk (313-31-74957 or 888-31-74957) for further guidance on TWOS coding The hours converted to excused absence for all November 2017 holidays will be rolled into December 2017 vacation eligibility; they will not be paid in lieu on pay ending November 26, 2017.

November 2017 Holiday Conversion Hours

Failure to follow the above procedures and requesting payment of December 2016 hours after pay ending November 26, 2017 will result in payment of Vacation and/or EAA hours from new December 2017 Vacation Eligibility.

Note: A separate request must be into TWOS Task H308 to approve any Vacation/EAA hours taken on or after December 1, 2017, to ensure the hours are paid from the new December 2017 allotment.

If a December eligible employee has hours remaining from December 2016 eligibility and requests and is approved for vacation or excused absence hours for November 27th, 28th, 29th or 30th, 2017 there is no need to submit a payment request after pay ending November 26, 2017, since the unused hours will automatically be paid in lieu, as noted in 1(c) above, on a separate check payable on December 3, 2017.

Wes Edwards

Senior Labor Rep

Ford Motor Company

Kansas City Assembly Plant



In an effort to keep membership and retirees informed this is a link to the Local News Paper that is mailed to every active and retired member on file at the Union Hall. Just open the file and double click on the 1st page for the entire newsletter!!   November 2017

FYI-You can print copies of your last 5 years W-2s online! Go to HRONLINE website.

To HR Managers/Labor Supervisors:

This notification is to notify all hourly employees to print copies of their W2 forms directly from HRONLINE. The individual requests for duplicate copies of W2 forms has increased significantly through U.S. Payroll.  Effective immediately, the U.S. Payroll office will advise employees when contacted of the below instructions.

The site maintains the 5 most recent years’ of an employee’s W-2 history.

What You Need to Do

Access HRONLNE > select the COMPENSATION tab > select W2 – ONLINE

To view, select a tax year:

You have two options for viewing your W-2:

  1. Open and view online.
  2. Open/save and view in Adobe PDF. By choosing this option, you can save your W-2 to a flash drive (or other storage medium) for your personal records. ◦To view, select a tax year below.

◦You should test print this page to be sure your printer is functioning correctly before printing any confidential data. Go to “File” then choose “Print” to send this page to your default printer.

◦If printing your W-2, immediately retrieve your printed W-2 from the printer.



The services are available to all eligible active members, retirees and surviving spouses.

The new Legal Services Plan is called the UAW-FCA-Ford-General Motors Legal Services Plan (“Plan”).
Effective Wednesday, January 25, the Plan will begin taking new cases. A new case can be opened by calling this toll-free number: 800-482-7700. DO NOT PUT A 1 IN FRONT OF THE 800
Eligible participants in the Plan will include active and retired UAW-represented employees at FCA, Ford and General Motors and their surviving spouses.
What legal services or matters will be covered by the Plan? The Plan will offer an “office work” benefit, which will provide services for the following types of legal matters:
• wills and trusts
• powers of attorney
• purchase or sale and other uncontested issues regarding residential real property
• deeds
• uncontested family matters • credit reporting
• contracts for goods or services • residential leases
• birth or marriage certificates • name changes
“Office work” services will include advice, document preparation, document review, factual and legal research, and correspondence. No representation will be provided by the Plan in court or in any litigation situation.
In addition to office work services, the Plan does provide UAW members and retirees with full representation, including attendance at hearings, for Social Security disability applications, suspensions and terminations.
For many legal matters that are not covered under the new Plan, or that require court activity, the Plan intake staff can still process a participant’s inquiries. Such matters will be referred to outside private cooperating attorneys, who will provide legal services to Plan participants at a reduced legal rate.