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Status of a federal casual or federal regular government employee used for timekeeping purposes. An employee is considered to be in on-call status (off shift federal casuals and federal regular government employees) when he or she is allowed to leave a telephone number or to carry an electronic device for the purpose of being contacted, even though the employee is required to remain within a reasonable call-back radius and may include restrictions on alcohol consumption or use of certain medications.


1. A term used to signify that a prearranged concentration, air strike, or final protective fire may be called for. 2. Preplanned, identified force or materiel requirements without designated time-phase and destination information.

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On-Call has been defined 2 different ways in documents like Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms.

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