Want to know which public duties attract time off and how to apply?
Employment legislation gives employees who hold certain public positions, an entitlement to take reasonable time off during working hours for performing the duties associated with that position.
There is no code of practice which assists organisations in determining what is reasonable time off, nor does the legislation itself give direction to ways of balancing operational needs of the service and time off for public duties.
The provisions of this Policy accord with the general guidance issued by the Department of Trade and Industry. See below for further information.