Jury Duty

Agnes Scott College encourages employees to fulfill their civic responsibilities by serving on jury duty when required.

Staff employees should record the hours spent in jury duty on their timesheet or Monthly Leave and Work Report. They will be paid accordingly, with the hours spent in jury duty noted as "civic duty" pay.

Employees must show the jury-duty summons to their supervisor as soon as possible so the supervisor may make arrangements to accommodate their absence. Of course, employees are expected to report for work whenever the court schedule permits.

Either Agnes Scott or the employee may request an excuse from jury duty if, in the College's judgment, the employee's absence would create serious operational difficulties.

The employee will maintain regular benefits and benefit accruals such as vacation and sick leave for the full term of the jury-duty absence.

Policy No.  311  Issued  1/1/2004