When an employee fails to report for duty or to return from leave for ten or more consecutive workdays, he or she may be considered to have abandoned his or her position. Care must be taken, however, before a final decision is made, to ascertain that the employee has truly abandoned the position. The supervisor should make an effort to contact the employee to determine his or her intentions. If the employee intends in fact to resign, this should be the action taken rather than to term the action abandonment of position, as future employment opportunity with ASPA or ASG may be affected. If the supervisor is unable to ascertain the employee's intention concerning return to duty, processing of abandonment of position is proper and should be handled as follows:
(a) Action by Operating Officials. The employee's department head shall recommend to the Executive Director, using a position action request form, that the employee be separated for abandonment of position. Under the "Remarks" section, list when (date) and what effort the supervisor (name) made to contact the employee, and the results of that effort.
(b) The Executive Director shall proceed with the separation action in accordance with these regulations.History: Rule 11-84, eff 19 Dec 84, (part).