It is recognized by the LBJ-American Samoa Medical Center Authority that maximum efficiency on the job can be obtained only by permitting employees to have time off with pay for purposes of rest, recreation and personal and family needs. LBJ-ASMCA also considers it essential to the maintenance of a stable, satisfied and productive work force, for employees to be compensated to a reasonable extent during periods of involuntary absence from duty due to physical incapacity. Finally, it is the view of LBJ-ASMCA that deserving employees, whose retention is of demonstrated value, should be guaranteed job security when it is necessary for them to be in a non-duty status, based on legitimate reasons, for periods longer than permitted under regulations governing authorized absence with pay.

History: Rule 06-98, eff. Mar. 3, 1999