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Procedure: Conference Leave


To outline the procedure for applying for and taking conference leave at ANU.


  1. Conference leave for staff is provided for under the ANU Staff Leave policy.
  2. A delegate may approve attendance by staff members at conferences of two months or less which are relevant to the staff member's employment at the University.
  3. During attendance at conferences staff members are assumed to be ‘on duty' and are expected to conduct themselves at all times in accordance with the University's Code of Conduct.
  4. Salary and travel related costs will be paid to staff members who attend conferences when directed to do so by the delegate.
  5. The University may also contribute to the attendance cost at conferences for staff members who apply to the delegate to attend a conference which is relevant to their employment.
  6. The staff member will be required to prepare a report on or make a presentation to the College/Division on the conference when they return.
  7. ANU online travel approval form must be used and the Travel Policy and all travel related procedures are followed when undertaking travel to attend conferences.
  8. A delegate must exercise their delegation to approve leave in accordance with the conditions and approval arrangements specified in this procedure.
  9. Approval of leave beyond those provided for through this procedure requires approval of the Director, Human Resources or the Vice-Chancellor.


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Title Conference leave
Document Type Procedure
Document Number ANUP_000608
Purpose To outline the procedure for applying for and taking conference leave at ANU
Audience Staff
Category Administrative
Topic/ SubTopic Staff - Leave & Absences
Effective Date 1 Apr 2019
Next Review Date 1 Apr 2024
Responsible Officer: Chief People Officer
Approved By: Chief Operating Officer
Contact Area People and Culture Division
Authority: The Australian National University Enterprise Agreement 2023-2026
Delegations 183

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