Section 11

Leave etc.

   1. I've heard people talking about leave, what is it?

Leave is a state of activity on Outpost 10F where your duties and responsibilities are voluntarily suspended. People usually go on leave to be able to dedicate more time to offline life or when they will not have Internet or computer access. Going on leave will not affect any of your regular departmental duties, with the exception that you will not be expected to perform any departmental activities while on leave.

   2. I need to go on leave, what should I do?

To have yourself placed on leave, you should tell your Division Leader and the Team Leader and they will take the necessary steps to ensure that all your loose ends are tied up before you go. Just remember to hurry back! Weíll miss you!

   3. I need to go on leave, should I email the mailing list?

This is up to you. While it is not necessary, your fellow members may appreciate it.

   4. Iím going away for a couple of weeks, who do I tell?

If you will be offline for several weeks, you should inform your DL and TL who will take the necessary steps to have you placed on leave.

   5. Iím going away for a couple of days, who do I tell?

In general, if you are going away for a few days, you will not need to inform anyone, however, you DL and fellow members may appreciate it if you let them know.

   6. I go on leave suddenly, without prior warning (i.e., illness), what will happen, as I have no method of emailing my boss?

In general, you will be presumed to be on leave. However, after a certain period of time (usually one to three months), you may be removed from the departmental rosters and lists. When you return, you may or may not be eligible to return to the department. This will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

   7. I cant submit my questions this week, what should I do?

You should email your Division leader detailing why you will be unable to submit your questions and when you will next be able to submit your questions.

   8. I cant submit my report this month, what should I do?

You should email your Division leader detailing why you will be unable to submit your report and when you will next be able to submit your report.

   9. Iím going away for a couple of weeks, what do I do about my weekly questions?

If you are on leave, you will not need to send your weekly questions.

   10. Iím going away for a couple of weeks, what do I do about my report?

If you are going away just before your report is due, you may submit it normally via email. If you are going away after that monthís report, and you are still offline for the next report period, thatís fine. Just submit the next report you can when youíre back.