Witness Duty

Agnes Scott College encourages employees to appear in court for witness duty when subpoenaed to do so.

If employees have been subpoenaed or otherwise requested to testify as witnesses by the College, they will receive paid-time off for the entire period of witness duty.

Employees will be granted a maximum of eight hours of paid time off to appear in court as a witness at the request of a party other than Agnes Scott. Employees will be paid at their base rate and are free to use any remaining paid-leave benefits (such as vacation leave) to receive compensation for any period of witness- duty absence that would otherwise be unpaid.

Employee should show the subpoena to their supervisor immediately after it is received so operating requirements can be adjusted, where necessary, to accommodate the employee's absence. The employee is expected to report for work whenever the court schedule permits.

An employee may also choose to appear as a witness on a voluntary basis. In this case, the employee will be required to use vacation or personal time to be paid for the time away from work. Any voluntary witness duty must be approved through the supervisor in advance.

Policy No.  312  Issued  1/1/2004