VI. 605 - Jury Duty

Drury University encourages staff members to fulfill their civic responsibilities by serving jury duty when required. Regular, full-time and part-time staff members may request up to one week of paid jury duty leave over any one year period.

Jury duty pay will be calculated on the staff member's base pay rate multiplied by the number of hours the staff member would otherwise have worked on the day of absence. Regular full-time and part-time staff members qualify for paid jury duty leave.

If staff members are required to serve jury duty beyond the period of paid jury duty leave, they may use any available paid time-off (for example, vacation benefits) or may request an unpaid jury duty leave of absence.

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

The staff member may request a rescheduling of jury duty if the staff member's absence would create serious operational difficulties.

Drury University will continue to provide benefits for the full term of paid leave during jury duty absence.

Benefit accruals such as vacation, sick leave, or holiday benefits will be suspended during unpaid jury duty leave and will resume upon return to active employment.