When you log in to the N-PBS Bidder you will be notified on the Info page if you have training requirements.

Bidder Details section on Info screen

  

 

There are 3 training requirement states depending on your Training Module configuration:

         Must Go

         May Go

         Early

Early is not used in all configurations of the Training Module.

 

Must Go

If your training requirement is must go:

        the Info screen will display the training type and the text Must Go

        Training bids will be the default when you go to the Bids tab

        the N-PBS Scheduler will attempt to honor your bids, but you will still be awarded a training pattern even if your bids cannot be honored

        the Avoid Voluntary Training bid line will be ignored

May Go

Crewmembers with requirements flagged as May Go are not required to take training in the next period but still may be awarded training patterns due to their seniority and requirements set by the administrator.

If your training requirement is may go:

        the Info screen will display the training type and the text May Go

        training bids are the default when you go to the Bids tab

        the Avoid Voluntary Training bid line can be used, but you might be awarded training patterns to meet administrator requirements

        if you are awarded a training pattern the N-PBS Scheduler will attempt to honor your bids but administrator requirements take priority

Seniority

        the N-PBS Scheduler ranks a senior's bid preferences above a junior crewmember

        if the minimum May Go requirement can still be met, a senior May Go bidder can avoid training and the N-PBS Scheduler will award training to the junior Early

Early is not used in all configurations of the Training Module.

Early

If your training requirement is Early:

        the Info screen will display the training type and the text Early

        training bids are the default when you go to the Bids tab

        the Avoid Voluntary Training bid line can be used, but you might be awarded training patterns to meet administrator requirements

        if you are awarded a training pattern the N-PBS Scheduler will attempt to honor your bids but administrator requirements take priority

Seniority

        the N-PBS Scheduler ranks a senior's bid preferences above a junior crewmember

        if the minimum May Go requirement can still be met, a senior May Go bidder can avoid training and the N-PBS Scheduler will award training, if necessary, to junior Early crewmembers

Allocation of Training Patterns Awarded 

300 Bidders for the period and 200 training patterns are available

100idders have Must Go requirements

100 Bidders have May Go requirements

100 Bidders have Early Requirements

Administrator requirement Minimum Percentage of May Go's is set at 25% - this value is set by the administrator

(this example assumes that no bidders have more than 1 requirement)

        100 Must Go bidders will be awarded 100 training patterns

        at least 25 of 100 May Go bidders will be awarded training patterns - May Go bidders may have their preferences denied to reach this number

        75 further awards will be made if all training patterns are Junior Assign (meaning that they must be awarded) - depending on their bid preferences these may be Early or May Go bidders - see Junior Assign for more information

Remember that bid preferences of senior bidders are always taken into consideration, however it is not always possible to honor all bid preferences due to seniority, training patterns available and administrator requirements