please read and Familiarize yourself your new SSI particularly 2.21
Today we received the new SSI that will go into effect on May 2, 2016. In looking at the changes I found one that will impact us and our past practices.
Please review Rule 2.21 Electronic devises. The major parts that you need to know about the change are as follows.
Personal Electronic devices must be powered off with any ear piece removed from the ear, and properly stowed while ON DUTY.
After conducting a safety briefing with all crew members and agree the limited use of the device is safe to do so. Cell phone can only be use for voice communication (no texting, social media, etc )
An operating employee may use an electronic device when:
1. Deadheading in a non controlling unit or automobile.
2. In a crew room to update rules or other documents specified in SSI Item 7-A or other required company provided electronic media only.
We used to be able to use a cell phone while on duty in a crew room. The way the rules department has outlined rule 2.21 this will no longer be allowed. When coming on duty your device must be stowed away and turned off. We are communicating this change in an effort to spread the word as quickly as possible..
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