Leave of Absence
|This is the Document Release Information|
|Scope:||Leave of Absence|
|Effective Date:||24 JAN 16|
|Last Modified Date:||DDMMMYYYY|
|Approving Authority:||Regimental Commanding Officer|
|Point of Contact:||Regimental Chief of Staff|
A Leave of Absence (LOA) is an absence that excuses a Trooper for any reason from their duties and responsibilities in both primary and secondary billets for a period of two Cav weeks not to exceed 14 days total. For accountability purposes, the Cav week begins on a Saturday and ends the following Friday.
Specifically Troopers are exempt from:
- Posting roll-call
- Posting at least once every 7 days
- Attending scheduled section practices or other required events
- Any and all duties related to primary billets
- Any and all duties related to secondary billets
Note: if a Trooper misses 3 consecutive weeks of duties or responsibilities they will be considered ELOA / AWOL and any time after the second week concludes will count against their TIS / TIG. The intent of the LOA is it should never exceed 2 weeks of accountability.
A Leave of Absence does not require approval. However, if it is found to exceed the limitations the trooper may be subject to Developmental Counseling or being discharged AWOL if the situation is not resolved. Section/Squad Leaders and staff from the trooper's primary CoC should check to ensure that an LOA falls within limitations when receiving a PM or talking to a trooper to ensure this doesn't happen.
In order to go on Leave of Absence, a trooper must do the following:
- Notify their Section/Squad Leader via private message on the forum
- Use the respective Battalion Leave of Absence form on the website to record their LOA
Limitations on the LOA are as follows:
- No more than 1 per calendar month
- No more than 2 per 3 calendar months