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PG-14 Court & Jury Duty

Policy: PG-14
Subject:  Court and Jury Duty
 
Approval Date: 07/01/85
Revision Date: 03/26/87; 08/08/19
Last Review Date: 08/08/19
 
PURPOSE:
To provide that a regular, full-time or continuing, part-time faculty, or staff member be granted time off from work or class schedule to serve on a jury, or be screened for jury duty when summoned, or serve as a court witness when subpoenaed (other than lawsuits of which they are a party), without loss of pay for the time missed.
 
JURY PAY:
 
An individual continues to receive his/her regular pay while serving summoned/subpoenaed jury or witness time and is permitted to retain any compensation received for jury or court witness
duty. Accumulated vacation pay is not charged for court or jury duty absences. If the time on jury or witness duty occurs on a University holiday, the employee does not receive equivalent time off for the time served.
 
 
PROOF OF SUMMONS/SUBPOENA:
 
A supervisor will require that a copy of the summons/subpoena be submitted before granting time off for jury duty or witness time. A copy will be forwarded to Payroll.
 
 
PARTIAL DAYS:
 
If the jury duty or witness time does not require a full workday, the individual is expected to report to work when free from such service.
 
 
DUTY DURING NORMAL TIME OFF:
 
A supervisor may make discretionary schedule changes in order to accommodate an employee working a shift other than normal daytime hours.