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Time Off and Leave

Jury Duty

Employees are granted leave with pay to satisfy jury duty obligations within their civic jurisdiction. Specific information on the following topics can be found below:

Eligibility
Approval
Length of Leave
Benefits Continuation
Compensation
Policies


Eligibility

Civil Service employees in a trainee, apprentice, provisional, or status appointment and all academic staff members are eligible for jury duty leave.


Approval

Civil Service employees shall request jury duty leave from their appropriate supervisor. Employees are expected to report to work whenever their services are not required by the court during their normally scheduled workday and call their supervisors for report-to-work instructions unless earlier arrangements were approved.

For academic employees, arrangements for jury duty leave are made between the department head and the employee.


Length of Leave

There are no restrictions on the length of leave granted for jury duty.


Benefits Continuation

While on leave for jury duty, employees continue to receive the same State and University benefits as when actively working. All State-paid contributions continue.


Compensation

Civil Service employees are granted jury duty leave with pay at the employee's regular rate for non-overtime scheduled hours for the duration of jury duty.

Academic employees are granted jury duty leave with pay for the duration of the jury duty.

All employees may retain funds paid to them in compensation for such duty.


Policies

Select from the appropriate campus and/or employee group for specific policy information.

Policy and Rules for Civil Service Staff
Rule 11.03 - Jury Duty

Campus Policies
Urbana: Policy Regarding Jury Duty and Military Leave for Academic Staff Members
Chicago: Jury Duty
Springfield: Contact the campus Human Resources office.


Maintained by University Human Resources | Contact Information | Last Update: 04-May-2011 | ID: 1317