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Part 8: APS employees – operational support duty

17.8.1 Overview

This Part deals with the conditions of service for APS employees performing duty in support of overseas ADF operations.

17.8.2 Contents

This Part includes the following Divisions.

Division 1 Operational support allowance

Division 2 Relief out-of-country travel fare assistance

Division 3 Assistance on injury, illness or death arising out of operational support duty

Division 4 Operational hours allowance

17.8.3 Definition

Definitions
Term Definition in this Part
Operational area

The operational area mentioned for the operation in the table in Division 1 section 17.8.7

See: Division 1 section 17.8.7, Rate of allowance

Period of duty

A period of duty overseas means the period starting and ending on the days described in these two paragraphs.

  1. The period of duty begins on the day the employee starts duty in the operational area.
  2. Exception: An employee may arrive in the operational area on a day observed locally as a weekend or public holiday. If they start duty on the next working day, the period of duty begins the day the employee arrives in the operational area.

  3. The period of duty ends on the day the employee leaves the operational area.
  4. Exception: An employee may depart from the operational area on a day observed locally as a weekend or public holiday. If the employee finished duty on the preceding working day, the period of duty ends on the day the employee departs from the operational area.

Application to Reservists: No.




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