8.14 Jury Duty

  1. An employee shall be allowed such time off without loss of compensation as is required in connection with mandatory jury duty. For employees with a work schedule other than a Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. work schedule, the State shall make a temporary change in the employee's work schedule to a 5/8/40 Monday through Friday work week for no less than one (1) full week and, where necessary, additional full week increments until the employee is released from jury duty. For the purpose of this Section, a work week is defined as 12:00 a.m. Sunday through 11:59 p.m. Saturday.
  2. Upon receiving notice or summons of jury duty, an employee shall immediately notify the employee's supervisor and provide a copy of the notice or jury summons.
  3. If an employee receives jury fees, the employee is required to remit to the State jury fees unless the employee elects to use accrued vacation leave, annual leave or compensating time off on jury duty.
  4. For the purposes of this Section, "jury fees" means received for jury duty excluding payment for mileage, parking, meals or other out-of-pocket expenses.
  5. An employee may be allowed time off without loss of compensation if approved by the department head or designee for voluntary jury duty such as grand jury. If approved by the department, provision B and C above apply.
  6. An employee summoned to jury duty who does not serve for a full day or who is placed on "on-call" status shall return to work to complete the employee's scheduled workday if reasonable time remains for such return. An employee may not be required to report back to work if the employee feels there is not reasonably enough time left in the workday and if the employee's supervisor concurs. Concurrence will not be unreasonably withheld.