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40.025:  Jury Duty and Court Leave


Status:

Approved on November 19, 2007Signatures and dates
on archival copy

Effective:

30 days after approval 

Initiated by:

James E. Kemper
Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration for Human Resources
 

Endorsed by:

The Ohio
University
Executive Staff

Kathy Krendl
Executive Vice President and Provost
 

Approved by:

Roderick J. McDavis
President
 


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Purpose

This policy provides for administering time off for employees subpoenaed for jury duty or court appearances.


Plan

Ohio University employees will honor all lawful subpoenas. Employees will continue to receive full pay when they are subpoenaed to appear before any court, commission, board, or other legally constituted body authorized by law to compel the attendance of witnesses, including jury duty for the United States, the State of Ohio, or a political subdivision.

The provisions of this policy do not apply to those instances when an employee appears in court


Policies and Procedures

When properly subpoenaed, an employee is required to provide reasonable, timely advance notice to his or her supervisor to request the necessary time off.

Employees may be excused from scheduled work assignments without loss of pay only for the period of reporting to and serving on a jury (or complying with a subpoena), including reasonable travel time.

Employees called to serve (or appear) whose assignments require them to work beyond 11:00 p.m. may, at management's discretion, be released from work with pay at 11:00 p.m. the evening before they are scheduled to appear in court, or alternatively, the affected employee's shift may be flexed or the employee may be temporarily transferred to a dayshift during the period of jury duty.

Employees called to serve (or appear) whose work schedule is completed prior to 11:00 p.m. will be released from work the day of their scheduled jury duty until the time they are released from their jury duty services.

An employee required to serve (or appear) for only a part of a day for jury duty is obliged to return to a scheduled work assignment promptly following dismissal by the Court.

Any monies received for serving (or appearing) will be retained by the employee.


Reviewers

Proposed revisions of this policy should be reviewed by:

  1. President

  2. Executive Vice President and Provost

  3. Executive Staff

  4. Vice President for Finance and Administration

  5. Faculty Senate

  6. Administrative Senate

  7. Classified Senate

  8. Bargaining Units

  9. Policy and Procedure Review Committee


Forms

There are no forms that are specific to this policy.


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Dick Piccard revised this file (http://www.ohio.edu/policy/40-025.html) on May 14, 2013.
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