Members may file for a leave of absence (LOA) for up to 30 days. Any absences above 30 days need to have explicit approval from an Assistant Chief+. However, in most cases, members will be asked to resign and then reinstate when they are able to return. Members may not take more than 30 days in a 3-month period; and no more than 60 days in a 6-month period.
(( If additional time is required, an exception may be granted for the following reasons:
Work Education or Training.
Moving out, emigrating.
Working abroad temporarily.
A medical situation in which the member is unable to play. ))
No second LOA to be submitted within 30 days of a past one without approval from the member's immediate supervisor (Captain).
Members who fail to update their LOA for 7 days after it has expired may be terminated.
With the exception of Volunteers, unexcused absences for more than 10 days will result in termination. Members will be contacted prior to removal by a supervisor.
Members may not file an LOA for any time period under 7 days. However, members may return earlier if they wish. Throughout the LOA, members cannot come on duty. The LOA will be closed out if so.
(( If a member is going to have reduced activity to the point where they may fall under the required ABAS, they are required to contact their immediate supervisor with a valid reason. They are not to be posted here. ))