Section 7--Protective Assistance

The Administration recognizes that some travel job assignments  present a threat to the personal safety of employees.  When such circumstances are brought to the attention of the supervisor by  employees or the Union, appropriate measures will be taken to assure the safety of the employee.

The parties agree to jointly review existing protective procedures from time to time to assure that employees receive the  maximum feasible protection from such dangers.

Section 8--Return to Duty Station

An employee on a long-term assignment may be authorized occasional return trips to his permanent duty station at government expense on non-workdays.  Approval for such return trips are at the administrative discretion of the authorizing official (55 CG 1291) and may be authorized in accordance with published SSA travel policy.