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F7.12 Employees are encouraged to use their annual leave in the year that it accrues, and to this end should discuss their leave intentions with their manager/supervisor as soon as practicable.

F7.20 If an employee has accrued two years worth of annual leave credits and unless exceptional operational circumstances exist, the employee and relevant manager/supervisor must agree, and implement an annual leave usage plan to

ensure the employee’s accrued leave credit will not exceed a two and a half years worth of annual leave credit.

F7.21 If an employee does not agree to a reasonable annual leave usage plan the Chief Executive may direct an employee who has accrued two and a half years worth of annual leave credit to take annual leave to the extent that the employee’s annual leave credit exceeds two and a half years worth of credit, subject to giving the employee one calendar month notice. This clause does not apply to an employee who is on graduated return to work following compensation leave.

F7.22 An employee who has an annual leave credit in excess of 2.5 years of entitlement:

(a) at the commencement of the Agreement; or

(b) on joining, or returning to, the Agency; or

(c) on returning to duty from compensation leave; will have twelve months to reduce the employee’s annual leave balance to 2.5 years of entitlement or below.


(a) Housing ACT’s annual leave liability was 37,300 hours as at 31 December 2010

(b) $2.402m in dollar value

Housing ACT—complaints
(Question No 1521)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 16 February 2011:

(1) How many complaints have been received by the Minister's department from social housing tenants that relate to (a) maintenance issues, (b) noise issues, (c) pest issues, and (d) the quality of public housing since 31 March 2010.

(2) How long, on average, did each complainant wait for a response from the department and how many complaints took longer than 30 days to resolve.

(3) How many complaints remain outstanding to date.

(4) What was the cost of action taken to resolve these complaints.

(5) How many complaints have been made against social housing tenants and received by the Minister’s department that relate to (a) anti social behaviour, (b) criminal behaviour, and (c) maintenance and cleanliness of Housing ACT properties since 31 March 2010.

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