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 (allowance/discretionary fund), or Guaranteed Vacation (120 hours per year).
PA Leaves shall operate on five-year intervals, as explained below:
[See document 41.3 PA Leave Room Arrangements, Community Meeting, Dec. 11, 1993]
14.3 - Provisional Membership (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.