Vacation Bid Form & Information


The local chairman have been given the responsibility to assign full weeks of vacations that come open during the year. There is no agreement that this has to be done or even allowed by the carrier, so we assumed the responsibility and it will remain available to our members. All bids will be accepted from our web site only. This will allow us to assign the weeks on a timely basis regardless of where we may be. Scott Rohrig will be handling this process. If you have any questions call him at 509-879-3003

Q: Which weeks are open?

A: All vacant weeks must show open on any given Monday, from the Monday the week is available it will run for 1 full week and close at 6:00 A.M. on the following Tuesday. You can only bid on vacation weeks in the roster which your vacation is scheduled.

Q: How do I bid on that week?

A: Complete and submit form on the website.

Q: When do bids close?

A: Bids will close Tuesday as close to 6:00 A.M. as possible.

Q: What are the best days to place my bid?

A: Your best days for checking and placing bids would be Friday thru Monday. The most current information should be posted by that time.

Q: How do I indicate my 1st, 2nd, 3rd choice when I bid?

A: In the Digital Signature line of the form, after your name, indicate your choice.

The current rosters are:

GYAS, (Switchman), GYAC, (Conductor), GYAB, (Brakeman).

Click here for bid results and open weeks



Always use Mondays for weeks you are bidding on. Look under vacation bulletins and make a note who currently owns that week. After they are awarded verify a Jr. employee did not get bid. If the vacancy did not exist for a full 7 days it may not be awarded and you will have to re-bid the next week.


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