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Court Service/Jury Duty

Effective Date Dec 1, 2014

Applicable Employee Classes:

01, 02, 04, 06, 07, 10, 13, and 16

Reviewed Date:

December 2014

Approved by:

Dr. T. Dwayne McCay, President

2.2 Court Service/Jury Duty

Policy

A full-time employee who is called to serve on a jury panel, or who is subpoenaed as a witness in a criminal or civil case, or is required to appear in court on a university related matter, may be granted leave of absence with pay for the duration of the required service in court.

Leave without pay may be granted to an employee for voluntary and/or non-university related appearances, unless the employee wishes to use personal leave or vacation leave.  Leave without pay or use of the employee's personal or vacation leave time may also apply to court appearances on university-related matters if the administration was not notified in advance for guidance and support.

When submitting leave with pay for court duty/jury duty, a full-time employee must attach a summons copy to the jury attendance certification form(s).

Procedure

You must notify your supervisor of the need for time off for jury or witness duty as soon as a notice or summons from the court or a subpoena is received. At the end of the employee's service, the employee should bring a certification from the clerk of the court attesting to the times and dates of your service and give the certification to your supervisor when you return to work.