What type of reserve do you have? An easy way to determine what type of Reserve you have is to look at the system-generated bid groups. The examples below show an empty bid, however the system-generated bid groups are always present. You cannot edit or delete these groups.

Standard Reserve

With standard reserve, reserve blocks are built outside of the NAVBLUE N-PBS system. You can have multiple pairing bid groups.

When you first go to your Current Bid, you will see the following bid groups.

  

In Standard Reserve, the N-PBS Scheduler builds all pairing blocks first, in seniority order, for each crewmember that is awarded one. If you don't have a pairing block you are flagged as on reserve. Reserve blocks are built outside of the NAVBLUE N-PBS System. You can bid for a reserve block using the Award Reserve Line bid. Pairing bid groups must be placed above bids requesting a Reserve block.

You can have multiple Pairing and Award Line Reserve bid groups provided you have followed the restrictions set in place to ensure that your bid is processed correctly.

Consecutive Reserve

With consecutive reserve, reserve blocks are built after pairing blocks. You can have multiple bid groups, but all Pairing Bid Groups come before all Reserve Bid Groups.

When you first go to your Current Bid, you will see the following bid groups.

 

  

In Consecutive Reserve, the N-PBS Scheduler builds all pairing blocks first, in seniority order, for each crewmember that is awarded one. If you don't receive a pairing block during the pairing awards processing you are flagged as on reserve. A separate Reserve run is completed by the N-PBS Scheduler to build each crewmember flagged as on reserve, in seniority order, a Reserve block.

You can bid for a Reserve block using the Start Reserve bid bid group. Your Reserve block is built using the bid preferences inside of the Reserve bid group. Pairing bid groups are placed above bids requesting a Reserve block.

You can have multiple Pairing and Reserve bid groups provided you have followed the restrictions set in place to ensure that your bid is processed correctly.

Concurrent Reserve

With  concurrent reserve, reserve blocks are built at the same time as pairing blocks. You can have multiple bid groups (of each type) in your bid.

When you first go to your Current Bid, you will see the following bid groups.

 

 

 

In Concurrent Reserve, the N-PBS Scheduler builds pairing and reserve blocks, in seniority order, at the same time. You can have multiple bid groups, Pairing or Reserve in any order provided that you have followed the restrictions set in place to ensure that your bid is processed correctly.