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Jury Duty

Big Sandy ADD encourages you to fulfill your civic responsibilities by serving jury duty when required.

If you are eligible for paid jury duty leave, you will be compensated at your base rate of pay for the number of hours you would normally have worked that day. When a staff member on jury duty is notified that his/her service is not needed, that staff member shall return to work or use annual leave for the remainder of the day, with authorization from your respective team leader. Employees in the following classifications are eligible for paid jury duty leave:

* Regular full-time employees

* Regular part-time employees

If you receive a jury duty summons, show it to your team leader as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made to accommodate your possible absence from work. You are expected to report for work whenever the court schedule permits. Documentation from the court indicating the time you have spent on jury duty will be required and kept in your personnel file.

Either you or Big Sandy ADD may request you be excused from jury duty if necessary. We may request that you be relieved from serving on jury duty if we believe that your absence would cause serious operational difficulties for Big Sandy ADD.

A staff member whose employment letter states more than twenty hours per week shall receive regular salary or wages during jury duty service. Annual and sick leave accrual as well as other District employee benefits shall continue for the staff member during jury duty service.

Policy No.  311  Issued  7/17/2003    

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