PER-4.09 May 1, 1992 Court/Jury Duty
I. POLICY AND/OR OBJECTIVE
Any staff member who submits to the staff member's department head a copy of his or her subpoena to serve as a juror or as a witness shall be granted time off for actual time for such duty and reasonable travel time when such absence occurs during his or her regularly scheduled hours of work. A copy of the subpoena must be retained at the departmental/unit level. Staff members shall be required to return to their jobs at the end of the daily court duty if there are more than four hours remaining in the work schedule. Employees normally scheduled to work on the second or third shift who are selected for court/jury duty will be expected to report for work in accordance with their assigned schedules if they are excused from such service before having served four hours or more. Appearance in court for traffic or other violations or as a party in a law suit must be charged to an appropriate leave balance or leave without pay.
A regular staff member must submit a request to use administrative leave with pay for court or jury duty on a Request for Leave Form. The request should indicate the times and dates as to when the leave begins and the return to work. A copy of the subpoena to serve as a juror or as a witness must be attached. The request must be submitted prior to the beginning date of the leave of absence.
The request will be approved by the supervisor and department head.