Procedure03.02.020.a Civil Leave
For jury duty and other court attendance, it is the employee’s responsibility to inform their supervisor and Human Resources when the duty is scheduled and the expected duration.
Non-Job Related Civil Leave
All regular full-time and part-time employees (half-time or more) are entitled to civil leave when serving on a jury. No employees are entitled to civil leave for court attendance. It is the employee’s responsibility to inform their supervisor and Human Resources when the duty is scheduled and the expected duration.
- Jury Duty- Regular full-time and part-time employees (half-time or more) who serve on a jury are entitled to civil leave with pay and regular compensation plus fees received for jury duty. The employee should report back to work as soon as jury duty is completed. He/she must report back to work the day following completion of the duty. If jury duty occurs on a scheduled day off, he/she is not entitled to additional time off. Time on jury duty is not included in total hours worked per week.
- Court Attendance- When an employee is subpoenaed or directed by proper authority to appear as a witness, the employee shall be allowed to take vacation, compensatory leave or leave without pay for purposes of attending court. The time away from work is not considered work time and is not included in the total hours worked per week. NOTE: An employee who is a party in lawsuit (e.g., plaintiff or defendant) is not considered a “witness”; therefore, only vacation leave, compensatory leave or leave without pay is allowed.
Job Related Civil Leave
Civil leave with pay is provided to an employee to attend court or job related proceedings in connection with official job duties.
When an employee attends court in connection with official duties, the employee is entitled to civil leave with pay. The employee is required to give any fees received as a witness while serving in an official capacity to the College. (If court is on a day that would normally be an off-day, the time is to be considered as working time and included in total hours worked per week). The employee may use vacation or compensatory leave rather than take civil leave with pay, in which case any fees received may be retained by the employee.