Policies

Court Service/Jury Duty

Effective Date Dec 1, 2014

Eligible Employees:

Reviewed Date:

Approved by:

Full-time Faculty and Staff

March, 2021

Dr. T. Dwayne McCay, President

Policy

Florida Institute of Technology provides employees called to jury duty with time off to fulfill their civic obligations.

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

The employee is responsible for notifying his/her manager/supervisor immediately upon receiving notice from the court and providing the manager a copy of the court notice.

The employee is also responsible for keeping his/her supervisor informed of the status of his/her continued need for time off for jury duty on a daily or otherwise mutually agreed to basis.

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 service and give the certification to the supervisor when you return to work.