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Part 11: Short absence

5.11.1 Overview

  1. This Part sets out when a member may be granted short periods of absence in particular circumstances. The grant of this kind of absence is at the discretion of the approver listed for the specific circumstances of the absence.

  2. Short absence is different from other kinds of leave for these reasons.

    1. It is for short, informal periods of time off duty.

    2. It does not accrue for particular service and cannot be kept for later use.

    3. It is for situations where other kinds of leave may not be available or appropriate.

  3. Command power may be used to grant this form of absence for situations not set out in this Part.

  4. See: Division 3, Short absence when not required for duty

Application to Reservists: No.

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