United Airlines has announced a new Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2) that’s open to all Management & Administrative (M&A) employees in the U.S., Guam, and Puerto Rico.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, United Airlines will permanently need to shrink their staffing by 30% come October, so has started offering voluntary separation packages. If the airline doesn’t get enough takers, the next step will be an involuntary reduction in force (RIF) starting in October.
United Airlines Management & Administrative Voluntary Separation Program
- Choice of last day worked in June
- Added benefits for applying early
- Most benefits extend to your spouse/domestic partner
- Exempt from having to use 50% of your vacation by September
Pay and years of service:
- Receive 100% of your pay (at your current reduced work schedule) through June regardless of last day worked
- Receive 33% of your pay (at your normal work schedule) from July through November
- Accrued vacation payout from July through November as supplemental income
- Five-year service restoration from your separation date
- Alumni network access and priority consideration for future roles at United
- Unlimited access to job search and placement services
- Eligibility for up to 23 months of medical coverage through United
- Active pass travel privileges for five years at your current boarding priority
- Option to choose 250,000 MileagePlus miles or 12 one-way positive space leisure travel passes
- Ability to convert into the retiree pass travel program (if eligible)
Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, airlines are one of the most hardest hit industries as a result forcing massive reduction in staffing. United Airlines is offering this voluntary separation package to its management and administrative team in hopes that they won’t have to involuntary let go of employees in October.
Again, this package only applies to management and administrative team members. Pilots, flight attendants, reservations, airport customer service teams aren’t eligible for this package. We’ll be hearing more news on what the airline plans to offer these employees.
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