Personal Affairs Leave - East Wind - 2006

14.2 - Personal Affairs (PA) Leave
Community Meeting, 25 May 96
[Amended by Petition 2006]

A member is eligible for the first PA (Personal Affairs) Leave as soon as co becomes a full member,

People will have the option of taking either a one-year PA Leave or up to one-year’s worthtaken in 4 parts every 5 years, in monthly increments, rounded up (i.e. 2 months and one day equals 3 months). Members are not required to take PA Leaves, and members-on-leave may return at any time (although people are encouraged to keep in touch with East Wind about their plans).A full member on PA Leave is not bound by East Wind’s labor, economic, and property agree­ments. Consequently, time spent on PA Leave does not count toward earning profit sharing, DF, or Guaranteed Vacation (120 hours per year).

PA Leaves shall operate on five-year intervals, as explained below:

    If taking a one-year PA Leave, eligibility for the next PA Leave is five years from the departure date of the last PA Leave.
    One-year PA Leaves are not cumulative, i.e., if no leaves are taken in ten years, one is not entitled to two years leave. If you take a one-year PA Leave, you are eligible for your next PA Leave five years from the departure date of your last PA Leave. One-year PA Leave are not cumulative, i.e., if you wait ten years, you are not entitled to two years leave.
    If you take two six-month PA Leaves, you are eligible for your next PA Leave five years from the departure date of the first six-month PA Leave. Six-month PA Leaves are not cumulative, i.e., if you take one six-month leave in a five year interval, you are not entitled to three six-month leaves in the next five year interval. In each five-year interval, the second six-month PA Leave must end at least six months before the start of the next five-year interval.
    Before you depart on a PA Leave, you must declare to the Membership Manager (or the Board, if there is no Membership Manager) whether you are taking a six-month or a one-year PA Leave. If you declare a one-year leave but return within six months, you can switch that leave to a six-month leave. If you are on a PA Leave for more than six months, it will be considered a one-year leave.
    People who have taken a PA Leave since June, 1991, will be eligible for their next PA Leave starting five years after the departure date of their last PA Leave.

[See document 41.3 PA Leave Room Arrangements, Community Meeting, Dec. 11, 1993]

14.3 - PM Leave Policy
Membership Committee, 22 Nov. 1996

PM leave may not be taken once a person is a full member. Members are permitted only one PM leave per lifetime of membership, which means that a full member or associate cannot get another PM leave by changing back to PM status, only by dropping all status and starting over as a visitor. If leave is taken within 1 month of becoming a member, leave can last up to one year. If leave is taken in the second month of membership, it can last up to one month. If the leave is taken at any other time during provisional membership it can last up to two weeks.

A room can be held for a PM on PM leave for up to two weeks.