Policy Number: 416

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I. General Policy

This policy applies to all Rice University Faculty and Staff who are Eligible for Benefits

Leaves of absence with full pay are granted to all faculty and benefits-eligible staff drawn for jury duty service. For each workday the individual serves as a juror, the University pays customary wages or salary, provided the employee presents proof of service. Hours spent as a juror are not considered "hours worked" and, therefore, are not considered in the calculation of overtime. As paid hours they are counted for benefit time accumulation and holiday eligibility subject to usual limitations on benefit time accumulation.

Third shift employees are released from working the night shift prior to the day of jury service. First and second shift employees are released for the day or evening of the day of jury service. If not required to serve on a particular day after reporting for jury duty, a first or second shift employee is expected to come to work.

II. Responsible Official and Key Offices to Contact Regarding the Policy and its Implementation

Responsible Official: Executive Vice President for Operations, Finance, & Support

Key Office: Human Resources

See also:

Witness Leave Policy

Benefit Time Policy

Policy History

Clerical Changes

August 15, 2023

January 18, 2023

January 19, 2018

March 4, 2024


401-82, (Jury Duty/Court Witness), 07/01/82