Hardship Cover Letter

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Hey I am in the process of submitting my hardship application and I was wondering if anyone had a templete or format for the cover letter. Does anyone know if we can still submit a hardship application during the pandemic? Also I need help filling out the forms 3330-42 and 43. Thanks
 

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Hey I am in the process of submitting my hardship application and I was wondering if anyone had a templete or format for the cover letter. Does anyone know if we can still submit a hardship application during the pandemic? Also I need help filling out the forms 3330-42 and 43. Thanks
They’re pretty self explanatory
 

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Hey I am in the process of submitting my hardship application and I was wondering if anyone had a templete or format for the cover letter. Does anyone know if we can still submit a hardship application during the pandemic? Also I need help filling out the forms 3330-42 and 43. Thanks
On the cover letter I'd simply state your reason for the hardship and why you have to leave. Also that's where you could put in the statement that's required in A99.

Also look up the ERR package on here and download it. It shows a sample of what a completed forms should look like.
 

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Thanks for the tip... I was confused about the vacancy #, Title, series, grade of vacancy... I don't know where to find the vacancy announcement and since I am applying for hardship do I need to reference a vacancy #?
 

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Thanks for the tip... I was confused about the vacancy #, Title, series, grade of vacancy... I don't know where to find the vacancy announcement and since I am applying for hardship do I need to reference a vacancy #?


No vacancy number. In that area I would write N/A or HARDSHIP.
 

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Thanks for the tip... I was confused about the vacancy #, Title, series, grade of vacancy... I don't know where to find the vacancy announcement and since I am applying for hardship do I need to reference a vacancy #?
For vacancy number, just put "Hardship" (or "ERR", for those that want to do a standard ERR)

Title, series, and grade of vacancy: It should read "ATCS, AT-2152-XX", where XX is your facility level (D-L, to denote 4-12) and Terminal or Enroute (H or K respectively) so a Level 9 TRACON or Tower would read "ATCS, AT-2152-IH" and a Level 12 Center would read "ATCS, AT-2152-LK"

The facility you want to go TO, you would put the corresponding Level and Type (TO Chicago Center: ATCS, AT-2152-LK)
The facility you are transferring FROM would be your current Level and Type (FROM Milwaukee Tower/TRACON: ATCS, AT-2152-IH)
 

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Who do I address the cover letter to? Is it the ATM at my facility? I was told that I did not need to submit the hardship to my regional office.
 

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Who do I address the cover letter to? Is it the ATM at my facility? I was told that I did not need to submit the hardship to my regional office.
Your current ATM.

You have to submit the entire hardship package to your ATM.
 

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On the cover letter I just stated that in accordance with Article 99 section 2 subsection II of the NATCA/FAA CBA, I am seeking a hardship transfer... then I listed the position and location that I am going to. Is that enough or do I need to explain why I am requesting the hardship on the cover letter?
 

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On the cover letter I just stated that in accordance with Article 99 section 2 subsection II of the NATCA/FAA CBA, I am seeking a hardship transfer... then I listed the position and location that I am going to. Is that enough or do I need to explain why I am requesting the hardship on the cover letter?
If you don’t have the reasoning for the hardship request in the cover letter, where else are you going to have it?
 

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Well I am submitting documentation from doctors, the only sample cover letters I have been reading are ERR transfers which don't have to explain everything. I just want to make sure that I am doing this correclty.
 

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Well I am submitting documentation from doctors, the only sample cover letters I have been reading are ERR transfers which don't have to explain everything. I just want to make sure that I am doing this correclty.
Well yeah ERR submissions don’t have to specifically state anything, because it’s a huge numbers game with transfers under NCEPT. A99 is for a specific person under very specific circumstances.

I added the reasoning for my hardship request in the cover letter, if that holds any weight.
 

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For vacancy number, just put "Hardship" (or "ERR", for those that want to do a standard ERR)

Title, series, and grade of vacancy: It should read "ATCS, AT-2152-XX", where XX is your facility level (D-L, to denote 4-12) and Terminal or Enroute (H or K respectively) so a Level 9 TRACON or Tower would read "ATCS, AT-2152-IH" and a Level 12 Center would read "ATCS, AT-2152-LK"

The facility you want to go TO, you would put the corresponding Level and Type (TO Chicago Center: ATCS, AT-2152-LK)
The facility you are transferring FROM would be your current Level and Type (FROM Milwaukee Tower/TRACON: ATCS, AT-2152-IH)
There’s a mistake in this post: the 2nd letter is H for regular ATCS. Regardless if terminal or enroute. The 2nd letter I believe denotes MSS level so ex: LK would be like a 12 OM MSS3 or something. LH is 12 ATCS regardless of facility type
 

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There’s a mistake in this post: the 2nd letter is H for regular ATCS. Regardless if terminal or enroute. The 2nd letter I believe denotes MSS level so ex: LK would be like a 12 OM MSS3 or something. LH is 12 ATCS regardless of facility type
Yeah. 2nd character is career level. H is CPC.
 

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There’s a mistake in this post: the 2nd letter is H for regular ATCS. Regardless if terminal or enroute. The 2nd letter I believe denotes MSS level so ex: LK would be like a 12 OM MSS3 or something. LH is 12 ATCS regardless of facility type
Thank you for that important correction.
 
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