76.65. The duration of the period of leave may be 6 months to one year.
Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, the period of leave must be taken in whole and consecutive months and may not be interrupted under any circumstances.
The period of leave must begin no later than upon the expiry of a maximum period of 6 years from the date on which the amounts began to be deferred.
During the period of leave, subject to the provisions of this Chapter, an officer shall be deemed to be on leave without pay.