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Weather and Safety Leave

Due to hazardous road conditions last week, a number of agents were unable to get to work. If this applies to you, you may be eligible for weather and safety leave.

Article 14 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement states:

If hazardous weather or emergency conditions existing within the employee’s normal commuting area prevent an employee from reporting to work, and the post of duty is not closed, an employee can be granted weather and safety leave for the day, or that part of a day, during which such conditions prevented the employee from reporting to work. To be eligible for leave under this subsection, the employee must provide the employer with evidence that he or she made every reasonable effort to report to work, but that such conditions prevented him or her from doing so.

If you feel this applies to you, request weather and safety leave via memo to your Chief Patrol Agent. Route it through you station chain of command. Make sure to include which day(s) you were unable to get to work, which roads were closed that prevented normal travel, and any effort you made to get to work. Each memo will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions or would like help preparing your memo, please reach out to a steward.


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