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Civil Leave

All staff who are regularly scheduled (budgeted) to work 1,000 or more hours a year are eligible for non-job-related civil leave. All staff employees are eligible for job-related civil leave.

Leave with pay is provided to staff when serving on a jury or when subpoenaed as a “fact witness.” A “fact witness” is a witness whose appearance at the proceeding is sought in order that the testimony of facts in dispute or essential to the proceedings and within the knowledge of the witness may be presented. A “character witness” or an “expert witness” is not a “fact witness.” It is the responsibility of the employee to inform the supervisor in a timely manner as to when the duty is scheduled and the expected duration.

A staff member who serves on a jury is entitled to leave with pay and may retain any fees received for jury duty. The individual should report back to work as soon as jury duty is completed, and must report back to work the day following completion of the duty. The following applies to all staff, regardless of the length of the shift:

  • When a second-shift staff member serves on a jury, the individual will not be required to work on the day that jury duty occurs.
  • When a third-shift staff member serves on a jury, the individual will not be required to work the third shift that begins on the day prior to the day that jury duty occurs.

When a staff member is subpoenaed or directed by proper authority to appear as a witness, the individual must use paid leave (Paid Time Off ) or leave without pay, and may retain any fees received.

Leave with pay is provided to an employee to attend court or a job-related proceeding in connection with official job duties.

For additional information, see the Civil Leave policy   or return to the Leaves and Absences home.