610 - Effects of Grants of Leave & Period of Suspension on Salary & Leave Entitlements

The effect of grants of period of leave and periods under suspension on salary increments, and on entitlements to sick leave, long service leave and annual leave shall be as specified in the Schedule attached to this Administrative Instruction (see table below).

The Minister administering a department may request an officer of that department to provide information on any official matter. An officer who has been requested to provide information to the Minister, shall then advise the chief executive officer above the nature of the information supplied.

EFFECTIVE FROM 13 DECEMBER 1989

Schedule to Administrative Instruction 610

Effect on Grants of Leave and Period of Suspension on Salary and Leave Entitlements

Leave Granted

Salary Increments

*Sick Leave Credits

*Long Service Leave

Annual Leave

Leave Without Pay

Leave without pay and suspension from duty without pay which exceed 14 days in a continuous period is excised in full from qualifying service, except where the officer is under the age of twenty one and employed according to age in which case it has no effect.

Leave without pay and suspension from duty without pay which exceed 14 days in a continuous period is excised in full from qualifying service.

*Except where leave without pay is approved for the purpose of fulfilling an obligation by the Government of Western Australia to provide staff for a particular assignment external to the Public Sector of Western Australia.

Leave without pay and suspension from duty without pay which exceed 14 days in a continuous period is excised in full from qualifying service.

Leave without pay and suspension from duty without pay which exceed 14 days in a continuous period is excised in full from qualifying service.

Long Service Leave

Does not affect salary increment dates.

Does not affect sick leave credits.

Any period during which an officer is absent from duty on long service leave is excised from qualifying leave.

Does not affect annual leave entitlements

Annual Leave

Does not affect salary increment dates.

Does not affect sick leave credits.

Does not affect long service leave entitlements.

Does not affect annual leave entitlements.

Leave for Defence Forces

Does not affect salary increment dates.

Does not affect sick leave credits.

Does not affect long service leave entitlements

Does not affect annual leave entitlements.

Sick Leave on Full Pay or Half Pay

Does not affect salary increment dates.

Does not affect the anniversary date of sick leave credits.

Does not affect long service leave entitlements.

Does not affect annual leave entitlements.

Sick Leave Without Pay

Normal Illness 

Sick leave without pay not exceeding a period of three months in a continuous absence does not affect salary increment dates, anniversary date of sick leave credits, long service leave entitlements or annual leave entitlements. Where a period of sick leave without pay exceeds three months in a continuous absence, the period in excess of three months is excised from qualifying service.

Workers' Compensation 

Since January 1, 1953, a period of sick leave without pay granted to an officer on account of an illness compensable under the provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act, does not affect salary increment dates, the anniversary date of sick leave credits, long service leave entitlements or annual leave entitlements provided the period of leave granted does not exceed six months in a continuous absence. Where the period of sick leave granted does not exceed six months in a continuous absence, only the period in excess of six months is excised from qualifying service. NOTE: Salary increments payable according to age are not affected by grants of sick leave without pay.

Leave Without Pay for Full Time Study

Where the chief executive officer agrees to grant leave without pay for full time studies, the officer who is granted leave without pay shall not have the absence count as qualifying service for leave purposes, unless the officer undertakes the study as a form of award or scholarship which has been competed for in which case consideration may be given to the absence counting as qualifying service for all purposes except annual leave.

Leave Without Pay
Australian Institute of Sport Scholarship

An officer who is granted leave without pay to accept a scholarship from the Australian Institute of Sport shall have that absence count as qualifying service for all purposes except annual leave.

NOTE: Salary increments payable according to age are not affected by grants of sick leave without pay.


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