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The term 'excused absence' is used interchangeably with the term 'administrative leave'. Both refer to employees' absence from work, with approval, without a charge to annual leave or sick leave. This type of absence results from an administrative determination that the circumstances surrounding the particular absence are such that employees should not lose pay or be charged leave. Agencies DO NOT have unlimited authority to grant employees administrative leave. However, agencies may grant excused absences in certain circumstances, either for an individual employee or for a group of employees as follows:
Excused absences may be granted by supervisors in the following situations:
Note: Not all circumstances have been described wherein excused absences may be granted. Supervisors, within their authorized discretion, should review individual circumstances not addressed above and consult with their servicing Command Staff Advisor (CSA) or Human Resource Specialist for assistance.
Emergency Situations Occurring During Non-working Hours
Coast Guard Facility Closure
Emergency Situations Occurring During Working Hours
Whether employees are charged leave when an emergency develops during working hours depends on whether the employees are on duty at the time of dismissal: