Outlined below are the instructions an Engineer will need to follow to submit an Engineer permanent transfer request. All of these steps can be found in the bnsf.com website after logging in to the Employee portal with your Engineers B number and password. Upon submission of the required information the Engineer will receive an email confirmation of their request being received and filed with BNSF Labor Relations. There is no need for an Engineer to contact or forward their request to the BLET General Chairman’s office as we will also receive a copy of the filed request from Labor Relations.
Per the Transfer Agreement the Carrier maintains all discretion in the approval or denial of transfers. These reviews will continue to take place quarterly on a February, May, August and November consideration period rotation. If a transfer is approved by the Carrier the Engineer will receive a notification from this office and instructions to facilitate their move and markup.
Agreements are in place throughout the BNSF System that provide employees the opportunity to transfer from one seniority district to another.