Rules and Requirements for Appendix A transfers

In the 2015 National Negotiations the UAW was able to retain the rights of the UAW GM membership to transfer from one facility to another under Appendix A of the UAW GM National Agreement.  The intent of this letter is to inform the membership on the rules and requirements of the Appendix A process.  Any Seniority Member of the UAW GM membership is eligible to apply for a request to transfer.  In order to receive an offer to transfer each member must meet all of the criteria under Appendix A of the 2015 UAW Gm National Agreement.  The following bullet points are the requirements needed in order to be eligible to receive a transfer offer under Appendix A of the 2015 UAW GM National Agreement.

  1. You must be a member who has attained 2 years seniority within UAW GM.
  2. If a member has less than 2 years they are not eligible for transfer rights under Appendix A unless their facility is deemed to have excess employees (excess employees are members that are on an indefinite layoff).
  3. You must have an application to transfer to a location before the request for manpower is placed in the Employee Placement System (EPS).

The following is a list of criteria that will make an employee INELIGIBLE to transfer in EPS.

  1. If a member declines an offer in the area hire or extended area hire they will be ineligible to transfer for a period of six (6) months.
  2. If a member has accepted and area hire offer within the past six (6) months they will be ineligible until they have been at the new location for six (6) months.
  3. If a member has accepted an extended area hire and received a basic relocation allowance of $5,000.00 they will be ineligible until they have been at the new location for a period of one (1) year.
  4. If a member has accepted and extended area hire transfer and received an enhanced relocation allowance of $30,000.00 they will be ineligible for transfer until they have been at the new location for a period of three (3) years.