I’m already getting pushback on trying to take COS at my current facility leading up to my release date. I know COS is typically taken on the receiving facility’s side, but the contract doesn’t state that this is required. Article 29 of the CBA states that, “up to 64 hours of excused absence, as requested by the employee, shall be granted...” I take this to mean that if I request it, I have to be given it. In your opinion, do you think I have a good shot at a grievance and getting this time off prior to a release date? Second question: I know Article 58 is typically related to stuff with a PCS move (which mine is not). However, can I apply Section 15 of this article to my situation and address it in my possible grievance for getting the COS? This section states, “Employees shall be authorized a reasonable amount of duty time for travel to a new duty station.” I believe the wording of Artcle 29 above will fully cover my grievance, but I was just curious about this additional section (if I can call COS duty time).