What is the score with acting rank and acting appointments. If the OC is off for 6 - 12 months (New Baby) does the 2ic automatically take over? Should the 2ic expect to recieve official notification that they are assuming the OC's duties? Should the 2ic expect local/tempory/acting rank or pay of a higher rank? At what stage should this kick in? Are there any regulations that relate to this? If the 2ic has been doing the OC's job for 4 - 5 months and leaves the unit on posting should there be an OJAR or insert to cover it? (Been told not to expect it as posting is in the middle of the reporting period. Can an idividual officer insist on being given a report to cover a period?