Policy Manual

Time Off for Jury Duty and Court Appearance with Pay

Employees are encouraged to serve on jury duty and fulfill their court-related, civic obligations. The University provides regular faculty or staff members paid time off to do so without change in status or loss of pay.

The faculty or staff member should notify their immediate supervisor upon receipt of a summons or subpoena. Time off requests for jury duty must be entered into Workday.

Individuals summoned for jury duty or appearing as subpoenaed witnesses are expected to work during normal working hours whenever court is not in session or when their presence in court is not required.

Individuals appearing in court on their own behalf are required to use their Paid Time Off (PTO) allowance.


A faculty or staff member called for jury duty, subpoenaed or requested by University attorneys to appear in court as a witness to testify when the testimony covers his/her job duties will be paid his/her regular rate of pay upon submission of the summons/subpoena from the court, if applicable.

For time reporting purposes, full-time exempt monthly-paid staff are treated as working 40 hours per week (8 hours per day/5 days per week). This is for tracking purposes only and is not intended to reflect actual hours worked.

The faculty or staff member may keep any expense monies or statutory witness fee allotted to them for such court service.

Policy Number: 610
Effective Date: 3/18/2008
Supersedes Policy Number(s): 508, 610 (10/01/1990)
Applicability: All regular faculty and staff
Cross-reference:  Subpoena - Policy 203, Paid Time Off - Policy 607, Time Reporting - Policy 310

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