|Subchapter 4630 - Absence and Leave
Section D - Leave and Excused Absence
Subsection d - Travel and Meetings
| Excused Absence Before or After Travel
An employee may be granted up to 2 hours of excused absence (TC 01) before or after a period of travel, if the time of departure from or arrival at the official duty site would not allow substantive work to be accomplished.
Example: An employee whose tour of duty ends at 4:30 p.m. arrives at the airport at 3 p.m.; the estimated travel time to the office is 30 minutes. Since only 1 hour would remain until the end of the employee's tour, the supervisor may grant excused absence (TC 01) for the remainder of the day.
Example: An employee whose tour begins at 8 a.m. must depart from the office at 9 a.m. to arrive at the airport by 9:30 a.m. for a 10:15 a.m. flight departure. The employee may be granted excused absence (TC 01) and report directly to the airport.
Note: On rare occasions, it may be appropriate to excuse absences of longer than 2 hours. Factors to be considered when making this determination include whether or not the longer absence was caused through no fault of the employee and if requ iring the employee to report for duty would pose an undue hardship on him/her. Since each case must be judged on its own set of circumstances, it is recommended that you contact the leave policy specialist, HR Policy Branch, MRPHR, for guidance.
| Change of Official Duty Station
An employee (including a new appointee) on a nontemporary appointment who has been authorized to make a change of official duty station at the Government's expense may be granted up to 80 hours of administrative leave (TC 66). The administrative leave:
Of the 80-hour limitation, an employee may use any remaining hours within 6 months after the effective date of the change of official station or within 30 days after the end of the current school year, whichever is later, so long as the time is used for purposes related to the move and change of duty station.
| Meetings of Professional Organizations
At the initiative or request of the employee, excused absence (TC 01) may be granted to attend meetings or conferences of professional organizations when such attendance is in the best interest of the agency.
Excused absence (TC 01) to attend conferences or conventions may be restricted to situations where the employee is an official representative of the agency or is a contributor on the agenda.
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