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5.10.3 Purpose

5.10.4 Grant of leave without pay

Guidance

In the total workforce system, a member on Reserve service may be described as a member in Service category 3, 4 or 5. A member on Service option C is not a member on Reserve service.

Guidance

In the total workforce system, continuous full-time service may be described as service in Service category 6 or 7. A member who is in Service category 3, 4 or 5 and Service option C is also on continuous full-time service.

Guidance

Example: Lack of suitable child care facilities at a posting location.

Guidance

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 spouse or partner on posting

5.10.6 Allowances during leave without pay

Guidance

Example: Reimbursement of education costs for a child.

5.10.7 Effects on other conditions of service – summary

Guidance

Example: Absence without leave, custody, imprisonment.

Guidance

1. A member should refer to Service instructions for the effect of leave without pay on these conditions.

  1. Completion of another rank engagement.
  2. A return of service obligation.
  3. A member's seniority for promotion.
  4. The grant of rank on retirement.
  5. 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 COMSUPER to confirm the effects of the leave on their superannuation benefits and contributions.

COMSUPER can be contacted on:
Military Super: 1300 006 727
DFRDB: 1300 001 677
Website: www.comsuper.gov.au

Guidance

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

Guidance

Example: Contributions for Service residences, rent allowance or living-in accommodation and meals. Higher rates of member contributions may apply.

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