Profit Sharing Update

Congratulations to our UAW Chrysler and UAW Ford brothers and sisters, whose profit sharing amounts were reported this past week. Chrysler UAW members will receive $5,000 in profits and our UAW Ford brothers and sisters will receive $9,000 in profits. GM’s fourth quarter earnings will be reported on February 7, the payments will be paid on February 24, stay tuned to UAW GM talks for an update.

Reminder: If you want to defer either a flat dollar amount or a percentage of your Profit Sharing to the PSP, you must enter your deferral before 4 p.m. EST on February 9, 2017.  If no deferral is entered, 100% of the Profit Sharing payment will be included in your normal paycheck on February 24, 2017.

Consider saving just a little bit more for your retirement.  Log into your PSP account at: http://www.gmbenefits.com/ to enter your deferral.  For more information please reference full text notices sent to you by email or traditional mail, or posted at your work location.

Legal Services Plan Announcement

NEW LEGAL SERVICES PLAN TO BEGIN OPENING CASES

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.
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.

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Profit Sharing Payments Deferred into the PSP

Profit Sharing Payments will be paid on February 24, 2017.  Please note that there is a separate election to defer a portion of this payment into the Personal Savings Plan (PSP).  All previous deferrals of Profit Sharing will be reset to zero.  If you want to defer either a flat dollar amount or a percentage of your Profit Sharing to the PSP, you must enter your deferral between  8:00 a.m. EST on January 26, 2017 and 4 p.m. EST on February 9, 2017.  If no deferral is entered, 100% of the Profit Sharing payment will be included in your normal paycheck on February 24, 2017.

Consider saving just a little bit more for your retirement.  Log into your PSP account at: http://www.gmbenefits.com/ to enter your deferral.  For more information please reference full text notices sent to you by email or traditional mail, or posted at your work location.

2016 NEPC Application Purge & Unused Vacation Payout

2016 NEPC Application Purge

As many of you may recall all Members with applications to transfer under Appendix A of the UAW-GM National Agreement received a letter from General Motors, in November 2016, reminding them to resubmit their applications between December 1 and December 31, 2016. This action, in accordance with the 2015 UAW-GM National Agreement, would prevent those applications from being “Purged” on January 1, 2017.

The Purge has been completed, and some members may not have resubmitted their applications during the month of December 2016. In order to make your selections, Area Hire, Extended Area Hire or Return to Former Community, you will have to sign into the Employee Placement System (EPS) using your GMID and personal password.

Please contact the UAW Placement Department at (313) 324-5526 or the National Employee Placement Center at (586) 986-6486, if you need any assistance.

Unused Vacation Payout

In accordance with Paragraph (193b) General Motors has notified the Union of the following:

For those employees that have unused vacation from 2016, they can expect to receive payment in Roll 4, payment date of January 27, 2017

When employees view their pay statements for vacation pay they may see up to 2 line items for the payout. Both will have a description of VACPRO for vacation, or HOL PRPO for Holiday. .