Hardship Timeline...Anyone know?

tonyandmanda

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Submitted Mid July. There were some communication delays due to the manager being on leave for a couple weeks, otherwise it would've been slightly faster. Took about 8 weeks. He chose a date 3 1/2 weeks out, so he wasn't scrabbling to leave within a week (pay period issue). Total time of about 2 1/2 months. I would say it could've been as quick as 2 months from submission to report to next facility. This was from the Eastern Region to the Central Region, so in the same region it could've been even faster (saying you have all the documentation the first time).
 

MJ

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The ATM gives a release date. It’s supposed to be as soon as practicable.
 

CaptainObvious

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The ATM gives a release date. It’s supposed to be as soon as practicable.
That’s what I thought. I got approved and chose my facility but my ATM is under the impression that his portion is done and it’s all up to HR now. He also said that he hasn’t seen any releases earlier than like 3 months but that seemed wrong as well
 

Ty

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I am currently a developmental at a center. If I have a hardship that would require me to go somewhere far away from another center, would they place me at the nearest tower or would they place me at the nearest center if it got approved?
 

breakaway2000

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I am currently a developmental at a center. If I have a hardship that would require me to go somewhere far away from another center, would they place me at the nearest tower or would they place me at the nearest center if it got approved?
There's a number of moving parts, but to the heart of your question, if approved, you would be given a list of FAA facilities that would satisfy your hardship, if a center is not in the general area, it wouldn't be included.
 

Robert619

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Does anyone know if natca has some kind of guide when it say "geographical area" in article 99. My kids might be getting moved about 6 hrs away, and I was told that's considered the same geographical area and doesn't qualify.
 

CaptainObvious

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Does anyone know if natca has some kind of guide when it say "geographical area" in article 99. My kids might be getting moved about 6 hrs away, and I was told that's considered the same geographical area and doesn't qualify.
Anecdotally I thought it was 100 miles but it’s not written anywhere
 

Jennifer E

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Does anyone know if natca has some kind of guide when it say "geographical area" in article 99. My kids might be getting moved about 6 hrs away, and I was told that's considered the same geographical area and doesn't qualify.
When you write your cover letter you should stress the distance between you. At 6 hrs you wouldn't be able to drive to see them on the weekends/RDOs essentially cutting off the physical contact you have with them. The younger your children are the better it is for the hardship.
 

CaptainObvious

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When you write your cover letter you should stress the distance between you. At 6 hrs you wouldn't be able to drive to see them on the weekends/RDOs essentially cutting off the physical contact you have with them. The younger your children are the better it is for the hardship.
This is perfect. 6 hours isn’t same area. Depending on where you live that could be several states away. That’s essentially saying LA and SF are the same geographical area
 
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