ENTERRPRISE AGREEMENT 2010–2013, CLAUSE A26
ANNUAL RECREATION LEAVE
A26.1 [Entitlement] For each year of service a staff member is entitled to four (4) weeks of paid annual recreation leave (equivalent to 12.25 hours or one and two-thirds working days of paid leave for each completed month of service, pro-rata for part-time staff). This entitlement accrues progressively during a year of service according to the employee’s ordinary hours of work, and accumulates from year to year.
A26.2 [General staff]
A26.2.1 [Application and approval] In advance of any annual recreation leave period sought, all staff must, in a form approved by the University, apply to and obtain approval from their supervisor for the taking of any period of annual recreation leave.
A26.2.2 [Time of taking leave] Annual recreation leave should normally be taken in the year in which it accrues.
A26.3 [Academic staff]
A26.3.1 [Approval and time of taking leave] Annual recreation leave for all academic staff will commence at the time of the end of year University closure each year, for a period of 20 working days, exclusive of public holidays, pro rata for part-time staff. Where a staff member has an accrual of less than 20 days, the University will book the number of whole days accrued and carry forward any remaining fraction.
A26.3.2 [Alternative arrangements for taking leave] Notwithstanding A26.3.1, an academic staff member may, by agreement with her/his supervisor, take annual recreation leave at an alternative time. In advance of an alternative period of annual recreation leave being sought, the staff member must, in a form approved by the University, apply to and obtain approval from her/his supervisor for the taking of this period of annual recreation leave. The University will not unreasonably refuse such an application for leave.
A26.3.3 [Advance alert] The University will remind academic staff about the booking of annual recreation leave and the option to make alternative arrangements, as described in A26.3.1 and A26.3.2. This reminder will normally occur annually in September each year.
A26.3.4 [Review] A review jointly undertaken by the University and the NTEU will assess the application of Clause A26.3 by no later than the nominal expiry date of the Agreement and this Clause will only continue to apply in any new agreement made, if the parties are in agreement that it should so continue.
A26.3.5 [Amendment] The parties agree to amend this Clause within the life of the current agreement should any unintended consequences become apparent that the parties agree require a formal amendment to this Agreement
A26.4 [Excess accumulated annual recreation leave] A full-time staff member who has accumulated annual recreation leave during any
24 month period in excess of 294 hours (equivalent to 40 working days), pro-rata for part-time staff, may be directed to take up to one quarter of her/his accrued leave.
A26.5 [First year of service] During the first year of service, a staff member will not be permitted to take any greater period of annual recreation leave than that accumulated. Subsequently, a staff member may apply to take annual recreation leave in advance of entitlement up to a maximum of (1) one year’s accrual.
A26.6 [Conversion to personal/carer’s leave] Where a staff member becomes ill for a period of not less than three (3) days while on annual recreation leave, she/he will, subject to the availability of personal/carer's leave credits and the production of a medical certificate for the period of illness, be credited with the annual recreation leave and have the personal/carer's leave debited for the approved number of working days.
A26.7 [Fixed-term staff] Annual recreation leave accrued by a staff member appointed on a fixed-term basis should normally be taken before the cessation date of that contract.
A26.8 [Casual staff] will not be entitled to paid annual recreation leave.