Bid driver retirement.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by kingOFchester, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    We bid every year. If a bid driver retires, how long before that route has to go out for bid? In my center it seems the route just becomes vacant until the following bid season and the cover drivers cover it from day to day. Does this seem right?
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    When a driver retires in the central supplement they have two weeks to bid it.
  3. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    Makes sense, but in my center we have had drivers retire during the summer, and the trip sits vacant till the following year, Will have to read the contract here.
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Talk to your ba & steward. Maybe it needs to be grieved. This is how things get put into the contract somebody has to step up and send it up the chain. Good luck
  5. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your help 407. Will do!!
  6. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    Same deal here . . I think they have 45 days to bid it.
  7. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    We had two routes go on the Bid Board today, I think the sheet stays up a month.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    When we have a bid driver retire the route remains open until that driver has used all of his accrued time and is officially retired just in case he changes his mind. We have yet to have one change his mind. The bid is normally posted within a month or so of the retirement date.
  9. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Our bids are up for two weeks after all of the retiring driver's time has been accounted for. That is normal practice. The last driver to retire, though, his route had to be grieved as the District leadership thought it would be wise to eliminate the route. It didn't work. They ended up adding routes.
  10. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    This is what we do where I'm at too.
  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Ditto Upstates explanation here in 705.