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Division 4: Extra recreation leave

5.4.18 Purpose

Extra leave gives a member time for rest after they perform arduous or prolonged duty for which no other leave has been granted.

5.4.19 Member this Division does not apply to

This Division does not apply to a member for service on a warlike or non-warlike deployment.

See: Chapter 17 Part 7 Division 3, Non-warlike deployments – additional recreation leave

Note: The list of deployments approved by the Minister is available in Annex 17.1.A.

5.4.20 Eligibility

  1. The CDF may credit a member up to five days of extra recreation leave for service in a leave year. The CDF must be satisfied that they meet all of the following criteria.

    1. They performed duty outside their normal hours of duty.

    2. They were not given additional pay or time off duty to compensate for the additional duty. Time off duty includes short absence.

    3. The CDF must also be satisfied that the additional duty meets either of these criteria.

      1. It was more difficult than the member's normal duty.

        Example: A member has to perform a difficult repair to a boiler. The member has to work in an uncomfortable position at high temperature. The task is unpleasant and exhausting.

      2. It could not have been performed in the member's normal hours of duty.

  2. Leave under this section may be credited at either of these times.

    1. During the leave year, after a period of extra duty described in subsection.

    2. As soon as practicable after the end of that leave year.

Persons who can make the decision under subsection on behalf of the CDF:
Commanding Officer or Officer Commanding, not below MAJ(E)/APS 6, in the member's direct chain of command.

Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.

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