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Safety Shoes: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where can I buy my safety shoes?
A. Check your application form for approved stores.

Q. I bought my shoes online. What type of receipt is needed?
A. When purchasing shoes online, print and include your online purchase receipt/confirmation showing the name of the vendor, date of purchase, item(s) purchased, and cost.

Q. How will I receive my reimbursement?
A. The reimbursement will be included in the Earnings portion of your paycheck, typically within the next two pay periods. A separate check will not be issued.

Q. What is an "itemized sales receipt"?
A. The sales receipt provided by the store showing the date purchased, the specific item name, and the price of the safety shoes.

Q. What if I don't have an original itemized sales receipt, can a copy of the original be used?
A. Yes a copy is acceptable as long as it is itemized.

Q. How do I get a reimbursement application?
A. A printable form is available here, or you can pick up an application at Union Steward bulletin boards, from IAM/Boeing Joint Programs Site Committee members, at IAM Union Halls, or any Joint Programs office.

Q. Where do I submit my application?
A. Submit your form with an itemized sales receipt to any Joint programs office, email (copy of both Receipt and form) or mail to the address on the Safety Shoe Reimbursement Form.

Q. Can I save up my reimbursement applications for more than one year and turn them in for reimbursement?
A. No. You may submit only one application for one pair of safety shoes purchased during the calendar year (Jan. 1 through Dec. 31).

Q. If I do not get the application and receipt turned in by December 31st do I lose the reimbursement for that year?

A. No. You have until March 1st to submit your application and it will reflect as a reimbursement for the previous year.

Q. If I submit my previous year application after the first of the year, am I still eligible for shoes for the current year?
A. You have until March 1st of the current year.           

Q. How long will it take to get my reimbursement?
A. Normal processing time is about three to six weeks.

Q. How will I get my reimbursement?
A. Your reimbursement will be reflected in your normal Boeing paycheck.

Q. I am not an hourly employee, but I walk/work in a mandatory safety shoe area. Can I still be reimbursed?

A. This particular program is for hourly IAM-represented Boeing employees only. Please check with your manager or HR for other appropriate avenues for reimbursement.