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    Headquarters, Maine National Guard

    Camp Keyes, Augusta, Maine 04333-0033

    Human Resources Regulation 551

    1 November 2007

    Technician Personnel Management


    Summary. This regulation provides guidance on the administration of Standby and On-Call recall procedures. This regulation supercedes HRR 551 dated 15 October 1996.

    Applicability. This regulation applies to all MeANG technician personnel.

    Internal Management Control. This regulation is not subject to the provisions of Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 65-2.

    Interim Changes. Interim changes to this regulation are not official unless they are authenticated by the Human Resources Office.

    Suggested Improvements. The proponent of this regulation is the Maine National Guard Human Resources Office. Users are invited to send suggested improvements directly to Military Bureau, ATTN: HRO, Camp Keyes, Augusta, Maine 04333-0033. Bargaining unit employees are requested to forward comments and suggested improvements to their respective labor representative.


1. Purpose

    2. Scope

    3. Definitions

    4. Responsibilities

    5. Administrative Details & Procedures


     a. To outline the negotiated policy of The Adjutant General and MaineiACTs Chapter #128/ACT in establishing a Standby and On-Call system and to establish procedures and provide guidance for the work force.

     b. Reference:

     (1) Title 5 Section 551.431

     (2) Title 32 Section 709

     (3) Negotiated Agreement between The Adjutant General and MaineiACTs Chapter #128/ACT.

    2. SCOPE. The provisions of this regulation apply to all ANG technician personnel.


    a. Standby (on duty). A Technician will be considered on duty and time spent on Standby

    duty shall be considered hours of work if by official order from a supervisor, and:

    (1) The employee is restricted to a designated post of duty; and,

    (2) Is assigned to remain at a state of readiness to perform work; and,

    (3) Has their activity substantially limited to the point they can not use the time

    effectively for their own purposes.

    b. Designated Post of Duty:

    The employee is restricted to; either their quarters on the base, their own residence, or to

    another duty location designated at the time of an official order from supervision.

    c. Remain at a state of readiness to perform work:

    Refrain from drinking alcohol, avoid strenuous activity, and remain reasonably well


     d. Activities substantially limited:

    The ability to engage in a variety of personal activities is impaired.

     e. On-Call (off duty). A technician will be considered off duty and time spent in an On-Call status shall not be considered hours of work if:

     (1) Standby does not apply; and,

     (2) The technician is allowed to leave a telephone number or to carry an electronic device for the purpose of being contacted, even though the technician is required to remain within a reasonable call-back radius; or,

     (3) The technician is allowed to make arrangements such that any work which may arise during the On-Call period will be performed by another person.


    a. Human Resources Office:

     (1) Provide customer advice and assistance to employees, supervisors, and managers on policy concerning this regulation.

     (2) Coordinate changes between all affected parties.

     (3) Ensure supervisors receive training on Standby/On-Call regulation.

     (4) Review regulatory changes.

    b. Managers/Supervisors:

     (1) Ensure employees are informed of proper policy and procedures.

     (2) Ensure policy is applied fairly and equitably to employees.

     (3) Ensure Time and Attendance cards reflect appropriate time and status.

     (4) Coordinate concerns between payroll, HRO, and employees.

     c. Technicians:

     (1) Communicate concerns with supervisor.

     (2) Report to, and perform work, as required.

     (3) Keep supervisor apprised of situations that may effect this policy.


     a. All Standby/On-Call requirements will be rotated fairly and equitably among technicians.

     b. A technician will normally be scheduled for no less than a two (2) hour time period in a Standby status.

     c. On-Call status will be used as a communication step by the supervisor to indicate to the technician there may be a need for his/her services. The mission need is not of a priority that demands the technician to be placed in Standby status.

     d. When a technician in an On-Call status is called back/out to perform irregular overtime work, the technician will receive a minimum of two (2) hours of compensatory time.

     e. There will be no requirement to wear a beeper while in an On-Call status. Technicians may ask to wear a beeper to facilitate communications. A technician may be required to wear a beeper when in a Standby status. The wearing of a beeper does not of itself mean that one is in a Standby (paid) or On-Call (unpaid) status.

     f. The supervisor will determine whether the technician is in Standby or On-Call status. The supervisor must communicate to the technician the time frame and status at the time of notification.

     g. Supervisors may change a technician's status from On-Call to Standby, or from Standby to On-Call as mission changes develop. These changes in status will be kept to an absolute minimum and will be driven by clearly defined mission changes.

     h. A technician called back/out while in an On-Call status or upgraded to Standby will be afforded a reasonable amount of time to prepare themselves for the work if another technician cannot perform the work.



     Major General, MEARNG

     The Adjutant General



    Lt Col, MEANG

    Human Resources Officer

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