Begin by looking up the subject area in the overall table of contents in the column on the left and click on the hyperlink.
This will usually take you to a second level table of contents which lists all the related pages. The 'rules pages' are identified separately from any existing 'contract pages'.
In some cases, due to the length of the original material, to minimize download times, the material has been broken down into two or more parts. Hyperlinks have been added to allow you to move among these parts easily.
As with the paper version you should read both the rule and contract interpretation material, as contract provisions modify the rule provisions.
If there is a contract item which changes a specific benefit provided in the rules, there will be a hyperlink at the end of the paragraph connecting to the contract page that is relevant. This will appear in the form of...
See related contract provision C-#.
You should read the reference on the contract page until you either find the material you need, or until you reach the next "C-#" reference. Then use your "Back" or "Return" button to return to the rules page. Remember the hyperlink may have taken you to another section entirely.
Due to the numerous cross references pagination has been retained here. In the contract pages the original pages are identified by "C-#" while in the rules pages you will see "R-#" where the original paper document page began. At the end of each contract or rules document you will find a "Revision History" table which tells you the TM number, the issue date and whether any specific page had either "No Substantive Changes" or was "New or Revised Material."
In other documents (e.g., the Introduction, Advisory Memoranda, Policy Bulletins, etc.) the pagination has been maintained by the use of "P-#," unless it is a one page document.
Appendices are not broken down in the same manner as the rule or contract provisions, are numbered consecutively and may or may not be cross referenced to specific contractual or rules pages.
For example, discovering the answer to the question below would require the following steps:
How much personal leave is credited to an employee on March 3, 1987, her personal leave anniversary date, who began State service on March 3, 1987, in the Administrative Services Unit and moved to the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Unit in February 1987?
The employee is credited with three days of personal leave on March 3, 1987.