In accordance with the provisions of the UAW-GM National Agreement and in order to better understand employee’s interest in transfer opportunities, improve the Employee Placement Systems performance and enhance process efficiency, the National Parties have agreed to an Employee Placement System “Refresh” (closure) of all open Area Hire, Extended Area Hire and Return to Former Community Employee Placement System Applications effective December 31st, of each calendar year.
Employees currently listed on open plant requisitions will not be removed from those list as a result of this action. They will remain on those requisition list until the actual requisition is closed.
Employees who currently have an open Area Hire, Extended Area Hire or a Return to Former Community Application who wish to transfer to another plant must enter a new application in the Employee Placement System.
Beginning December 1st, of each calendar year, the Employee Placement System will be available for you to enter your new application. Plant Requisitions processed on or after December 31st will take into account only the new open applications filed on or after December 1st in the Employee Placement System.
Employees who apply will receive jobs offers in accordance with the provisions of the 2015 National Agreement. Employees will also continue to be allowed to select multiple plants on the same Area Hire, Extended Area Hire and Return to Former Community Application.
Please note that any time you receive a job offer to another location, whether you choose to accept or decline a job offer, all of your applications on file will be closed. As a result you will have to enter new applications identifying all the plants you would like to transfer to in the Employee Placement System if you have interest in future transfer opportunities to other plants.
Please contact the UAW Placement Department at (313) 324-5000 or National Employee Placement Center at (586) 986-6486 if you have any questions.
National Employee Placement Center