Wilkes University

Jury Duty

Wilkes University encourages employees to fulfill their civic responsibilities by serving jury duty when required.

Jury duty pay will be calculated on the employee's base pay rate times the number of hours the employee would otherwise have worked on the day of absence.

All full-time employees qualify for paid jury duty leave. Employee benefits deductions and accruals remain unchanged while on jury duty paid. Although part-time employees do not qualify for paid jury duty leave, supervisors may make scheduling adjustments to accommodate employees’ obligations.

Employees must present the jury duty summons to their supervisor as soon as possible so that the supervisor may make arrangements to accommodate their absence.

If court schedule permits, employees are expected to report for work according to their normal work schedule.

If Wilkes University determines that the employee's absence would create serious operational difficulties, the University or employee may request to be excused from jury duty.

Policy No. 311 Revision Date: 6/14/2012 Effective Date: 6/1/2004