It is recognized 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 to meet personal and family needs. It is also considered essential to the maintenance of a stable, satisfied, and productive workforce for employees to be compensated to a reasonable extent during periods of involuntary absence from duty due to physical incapacity. Deserving employees, whose retention is of demonstrated value, should be guaranteed job security when it is necessary for them to be in a nonduty status, based on legitimate reasons, for periods longer than permitted under rules governing authorized absence with pay. ASPA’s leave policies are in accordance with 7.12 ASCA (see Appendix I).

History: Rule 11-84.eff 19 Dec 84, (part).