Forms, Policies, & Guides

523 - Court Appearances

Subject: Court Appearances

Section: U523

Date: July 16, 2004


Purpose:

To permit staff employees to meet their civic obligations to make court appearances.

Policy:

The University will grant time off for staff employees who are obligated to make court appearances. Staff employees may use vacation and/or personal holidays to receive pay for time lost from work or may use unpaid time to appear in court.

Guidelines:

  1. If a staff employee is subpoenaed to make a court appearance for a matter unrelated to his/her University employment, the employee is expected to use his/her own vacation and/or personal holiday time or unpaid time off.
  2. If a staff employee is subpoenaed to make a court appearance on behalf of the University, the employee is paid his/her regular pay.
  3. If a staff employee is subpoenaed to make a court appearance on behalf of another University employee, the subpoenaed employee is expected to use his/her own vacation and/or personal holiday time or unpaid time off.
  4. A staff employee is responsible for notifying his/her supervisor immediately after receiving a subpoena to appear at court during scheduled work hours. A supervisor may request a copy of this notice for the department's files.
Employees represented by a bargaining unit may be governed by the appropriate bargaining unit agreement.