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Jury Duty/Court Appearance

Jury Duty

Employees are granted leave with pay for serving jury duty. The employee may keep any money paid by the court for serving on a jury. PSU reserves the right to petition for removal of the employee from jury duty if, in the University's judgment, the operating requirements of the University would be hampered.

Whenever possible, subject to operating requirements, employees selected by proper authority for jury duty will be placed on a day shift, Monday through Friday, during the period they are obligated to jury duty. The university shall not suffer any penalty payments for the change in the work schedule of the employee on jury duty.

Employees must turn their summons to serve jury duty in to Human Resources. Hourly employees should attach the summons to their timesheets, and salaried employees should attach the summons to their leave roster.

Appearance in Court

When any employee is not the plaintiff or defendant, he/she shall be granted leave with pay for appearance before a court, legislative committee or judicial or quasi-judicial body as a witness in response to a subpoena or other direction by proper authority for matters other than the employee's officially assigned duties. The employee may keep any money paid in connection with the appearance.

An employee shall be granted leave with pay for attendance in court in connection with an employee's officially assigned duties, including the time required going to court and returning to his/her headquarters. When the employee is granted leave with pay, he/she shall turn into the University any money received for such attendance during duty hours.

In the event a night or swing shift employee is called to appear, he/she shall have release time the day of attendance. Time spent in attendance and in travel to and from his/her headquarters shall be deducted from the regular shift following the attendance with no loss of wages or benefits.

Employees must submit their summons to appear in court to Human Resources. Hourly employees should attach the summons to their timesheets, and salaried employees should attach the summons to their leave rosters.