|Title:||Clearance of long service leave - Public Service Act and government officers|
|Document ID:||Operational Instruction OP 0022/91|
|Date of issue:||Wednesday, 15 May 1991|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Applicable to:||Public Service Act employees and GOSAC employees|
|Period of effect:||from 1 March 1991|
|Authorised by:||Mr Kim Snowball, Acting Director, Human Resources, 15-May-1991|
|Print version:||View print version|
Clearance of long service leave - Public Service Act and government officers
Circular A7453 advised of the requirement for all officers to clear long service leave (accrued as at 9 December 1987) by 9 December 1990, unless express approval for deferral had been granted. Formerly, approvals for deferral could only be granted up to December 1991.
In view of difficulties some departments have had with employees clearing the leave, the original time frame has been extended to 30 June 1992. Officers having already gained approval to defer the taking of long service leave will still be required to adhere to the dates nominated for clearance in their original requests.
However, branches experiencing difficulty in releasing staff now have an additional six months to roster these clearances. This is not an automatic extension and branches will again need to address the criteria contained in Circular A7453 should they required an extension of existing approvals.
In the case of Public Service Act staff, branches will need to address applications for extension to the Commissioner, Public Service Commission. Government Officer applications will need to be addressed to the Hon. Minister for Health, in both instances the applications should be forwarded through the Director, Human Resources.
The criteria to be used when considering requests for deferral are:
Branches should be aware that the Department's preferred option remains one of ensuring all leave is cleared in accordance with the relevant awards and Administrative Instructions. Requests for deferral in all instances should only be considered as a last option.
Mr Kim Snowball
This circular last updated: Tuesday, 10 May 2005 at 12:10pm