duty period

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Noun1.duty period - the time period during which you are at work
hours - a period of time assigned for work; "they work long hours"
workday, working day - the amount of time that a worker must work for an agreed daily wage; "they work an 8-hour day"
go, spell, tour, turn - a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work"
trick - a period of work or duty
watch - a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty
day shift - the work shift during the day (as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
evening shift, swing shift - the work shift during the evening (as 4 p.m. to midnight)
graveyard shift, night shift - the work shift during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)
split shift - a working shift divided into two periods of time with several hours in between
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They also urged Health Ministry Hospital Affairs assistant under-secretary Dr Waleed Al Manea to visit the facilities to see conditions for himself, saying that two to five doctors were forced to share a single room over a duty period of more than 30 hours.
Before beginning his latest active duty period in 2006, Sanders was owner of an estate planning and financial services firm.
British lawmakers, in a report published earlier this month, expressed concern that the new European rules set the limit for the flight duty period at night too high.
An operator will not drive more than 10 hours in a duty period (including rest and meal breaks).
The proposed 11-hour duty period at night for pilots flies in the face of scientific evidence.
If your child was enrolled in ECHO during your active duty period, ECHO benefits can continue during TAMP.
Though alerts are usually a single 24-hour period, planning and travel add time to that duty period.
Despite not being adequately rested the night before, the crew were over nine hours into their duty period by the time they crashed at 10.
Under the final rule, time spent in "light duty" work does not count against an employee's FMLA leave entitlement, and the employee's right to job restoration is held in abeyance during the light duty period, If an employee is voluntarily doing light duty work, he or she is not on FMLA leave.
An employee can take the leave of absence while the soldier is on leave from a qualifying active duty period, or during the 30 days before or after the active duty period.