HR0315-H – Court Leave

No./Title: 315 – COURT LEAVE


Effective Date: 03/10/2014

Category: Leave

Last Review: 05/21/2021

Next Review: 05/21/2024

Contact: Damon Davis

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To protect all regular employees and those temporary and student employees who have been employed for six months or more from loss of pay while serving on jury duty or as a witness in state, federal or local court.


An employee receiving formal notice to appear in court must immediately notify their supervisor of the dates, time and expected duration of the appearance and provide a copy of the notice received from the court.

Supervisors must permit the employee to appear in court as summoned.

The employee may retain any compensation received for jury or witness duty. The departmental timekeeper has responsibility for entering court leave on the time report and also for maintaining a copy of notice received from the court requiring the employee’s presence within departmental time records. An employee who is a defendant or plaintiff in a court action may charge this leave time as annual leave.

HR0315-H – Court Leave
Version: 1 // Effective: 03/10/2014
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