House Officer I's will be appointed for a period other than July 1 to June 30 in all departments. This revised appointment will be defined as the first day of orientation or first day of work, whichever is first. Exceptions to this provision may be made based on the availability of individual House Officer I's or in departments where direct inpatient care is not provided. In the event that any House Officer I is assigned to remain on duty for one or more days following the end of the appointment year to assist in the orientation of new House Officer I's, equivalent time off will be provided at some other time, either before or after the assignment.