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Physical Promotion and Lateral Process

ComEd and Local 15 have agreed to streamline the promotional and lateral process. The bidding process for promotions and laterals was fourteen weeks, now it is down to five to seven weeks depending on the discipline. Changes to the bidding process were shared multiple times in past Unity’s. This information is designed to help our members further understand the process.

Job postings go up on Monday morning after 10am. Promotions and laterals are posted for seven days. There will be one system-wide departmental posting for all positions at various reporting locations. All potential open positions will be part of the single posting which includes First Rights Back, Laterals and Promotions. The posting will list the number of openings for the highest classification position. The next positions for lower classifications will list the projected numbers. Conference calls for the highest classifications posted will occur first and next calls will progress through lower classifications to the promotion – Selection Call. An employee must indicate their choice during a Conference Call, or by a proxy to supply a fair and efficient process, all selections are considered final at the end of each Conference Call.

Informational postings are up for ten days, these postings are for jobs that cannot be filled with members eligible for the position after it has been posted. The company will post an informational posting system wide for all local 15 members prior to hiring from the street. Members are required to meet the minimum qualifications to accept a position.

No postings will be put up during weeks that include New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. If a holiday falls on a Monday, the posting will go up on the previous Friday. When filling out the bid (electronic or written) keep in mind that posting numbers must be checked that match the position being bid on by the member. Pro-motion bids start with the letter P, lateral bids start with the letter L. Take time to verify that you have entered the correct number. Make sure you check the box that matches the position you are bidding on. We’ve had several issues with members attempting to bid on a position that they are found to be ineligible for due to entering the wrong posting number and or not checking the correct box. It is okay to fill out one bid sheet for multiple postings, make sure you put all the posting numbers on the form before sending it in. Members bidding on positions should check into the requirements for eligibility prior to bidding to ensure that you have all the needed requirements met. For laterals this includes medical forms submitted to OHS if you are on restricted duty/disability. These forms must be submitted verifying your release to full duty 14 days in advance of the selection call. For promotions submit the medical release forms to OHS prior to the selection call verifying your release to full duty within 21 days of the selection call. Other eligibility issues include CAST testing, ability to secure a CDL if needed and passing assessment schools where needed.

Qualified bidders must bid on positions electronically or FAX a bid sheet in. Electronic bids can submitted by going to (click on the link to open the email and apply online) This link only works while on a company network. Paper copies of the bids can be Faxed to 877-364-9110. Bids must be received by the removal date of the posting. Make sure that you receive a confirmation number when faxing in your bid sheet. If for some reason the company does not receive your fax, you will need that confirmation number/email or you will not be eligible for the promotion and or the lateral call.

Be proactive and call the job hotline at least once a week to check on open positions. (877-739-3566) If you are planning a VACATION, fill out the pre-bid vacation sheet to inform the company (HR) of your bid. You can inform HR of your intent to accept a position with a pre-bid sheet. If you miss the selection call for the position you are interested in, you will not be eligible for the position.


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