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Requests for long service leave and leave without pay - January to

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Requests for long service leave and leave without pay - January to

    Requests for leave without pay - January to December 2010

    Teaching Staff, including seconded teachers (Education Act & Children’s Services Act)

    To ensure that approvals are given as early as possible and adequate replacement arrangements are made, applications are invited from teaching staff who wish to take long service leave or other leave during 2009.

Applications from Education Act Employees must be on the appropriate form VL197 (LWOP) and

    forwarded through the principal to reach the payroll officer responsible for the school no later than 24 July 2009. All teachers who request leave without pay will receive acknowledgment on their payslip by 28 August 2009. Applicants who have not had their application noted on their payslip prior to 10 September 2009 should contact their payroll officer.

    Applications of leave for one or more terms must be submitted by the end of term 2 of the previous year to enable forward planning for staffing replacements.

    The effect of proposed leave, especially replacement needs, for a school/centre is considered as part of the approval process. Principals and preschool directors are asked to discuss leave options with teachers, especially where leave has an impact on the management of the school/centre.

If principals/preschool directors are seeking leave applications must be forwarded through their

    Regional Director.

    Principals/preschool directors are requested to forward applications when completed and not keep them until the closing date.

Approval criteria for leave without pay

    In considering applications for leave without pay the following will be taken into consideration:

    ; Length of service. Teachers need to have completed at least three years of permanent

    service by the end of 2009 to be considered for leave without pay.

    ; Extent and frequency of previous leave granted.

    ; The nature of the activity for which leave is requested.

    ; The replacement requirements.

    Please note: Teachers are able to request periods of leave without pay up to a maximum of two years

Right of return following leave without pay (Teachers)

    Teachers who take maternity leave from a permanent position hold their position in the school/centre from which they took their leave provided their continuous leave does not extend into a third school year. This continuous leave is made up of the initial maternity leave plus top up leave. If a teacher during, or at the end of this maternity/top up leave, begins another maternity/top up leave, then right of return to the substantive school/centre is maintained.

    Teachers who are partners of a teacher returning from maternity/top up leave which does not enter a third school year, will be granted child rearing leave for one year and hold right of return to a permanent position, provided they return to that position at the start of the following school year. This applies only to situations where the teacher takes child rearing leave in the year following the partner’s maternity/top up leave.

Teachers in permanent positions who take leave without pay for one year will retain right of

    return to their substantive position.

    Teachers in permanent positions who take leave without pay for longer than one year will lose right of return to their substantive position, apart from the particular provisions for maternity/top up and child rearing leave taken by partners detailed above.

    School Services Officers, Government Services Employees, Aboriginal Education Workers and Early Childhood Workers

    To ensure that approvals are given as early as possible and adequate replacement arrangements are made, applications are invited from support staff that wish to take extended leave without pay during 2010.

Applications from SSOs, GSEs and AEWs, must be on the appropriate form and forwarded

    through the principal to reach the payroll officer responsible for the school no later than 24 July 2009.

    Applications from ECWs must be on the appropriate form and forwarded through the director/line manager to Payroll Services no later than 24 July 2009.

    All staff who request leave without pay will receive acknowledgment on their pay slip by 28 August 2009. Applicants who have not had their application noted on their payslip prior to 10 September 2009 should contact their payroll officer.

    Principals/preschool directors are requested to forward applications when completed and not hold them until the closing date.

Right of return following leave without pay (ECWs, SSOs, GSEs, ACEOs)

    Employees who take maternity leave from a permanent position hold their position in the centre from which they took their leave provided their continuous leave does not extend into a third school year. This continuous leave is made up of the initial maternity leave plus top up leave. If an employee during, or at the end of this maternity/top up leave, begins another maternity/top up leave, then right of return to the substantive centre is maintained.

    Employees in permanent positions who take leave without pay for more than one year, apart from the particular provisions for maternity/top up and child rearing leave detailed above, lose their right of return to their centre.

Requests for Country Incentive Leave or Cash in lieu

Requests should be received no later than 24 July 2009.

    Country Incentive Leave should be applied for and taken within two years of leave becoming due.

    Important information regarding cancelling or amending Leave Without Pay.

    Requests to cancel LWOP should be in writing and include the originally applied for dates.

Any amendments to dates for LWOP will need to have the following:

    1. cancellation of previously approved leave (as above)

    2. new application for LWOP with the new dates required.

All requests for cancellation/amendment must be signed by the Principal/Director/Regional Director

and approved by the Superintendent, Site Human Resources.

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