5.10.4 Grant of leave without pay
In the total workforce system, members of the Reserves are described as members in Service Category 3, 4 or 5. A member of the Reserves who is rendering service which is not continuous full-time service, is described as a Reserve member on Reserve service.
In the total workforce system, a member on continuous full-time service is described as a member in Service category 6 or 7. A member of the Reserves is described as a member in Service Category 3, 4 or 5. A member of the Reserves rendering continuous full-time service is described as a member on SERVOP C.
Example: Lack of suitable child care facilities at a posting location.
Example: A member takes 12 weeks' paid maternity leave, then 40 weeks as unpaid maternity leave, not leave without pay.
5.10.5 Leave without pay to accompany partner on posting
5.10.5A Leave without pay to attend a court or tribunal proceeding
5.10.6 Allowances during leave without pay
Example: Reimbursement of education costs for a child.
5.10.7 Effects on other conditions of service – summary
Example: Custody or imprisonment.
1. A member should refer to Service instructions for the effect of leave without pay on these conditions.
- Completion of another rank engagement.
- A return of service obligation.
- A member's seniority for promotion.
- The grant of rank on retirement.
- The award of medals or decorations.
2. A member who is going or planning to go on a period of leave without pay should contact the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC) to confirm the effects of the leave on their superannuation benefits and contributions.
Rule 7 of the Military Super and Benefits Scheme Rules sets out when a member can pay superannuation contributions during leave without pay.
5.10.8 Payment of charges
Example: Contributions for Service residences, rent allowance or living-in accommodation and meals. Higher rates of member contributions may apply.