The Catholic University of America

Court Leave


Approved by: The President and his Council
History: Issued -- June 1, 1994
  Revised --
  Additional History
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Responsible Official:

Associate Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer tel. 202-319-5050



Appearance in court as a witness in an official capacity as a university employee is not classified as leave and does not affect the compensation or benefits of the employee. Similarly, leave will be authorized without loss of compensation or benefits for appearance in court as a witness on behalf of the government of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the states, or their political subdivisions. Leave for appearance on one's own behalf or as a witness for a private party must be charged to vacation or leave without pay.

Full and part-time employees will be granted leave with pay to serve on jury duty, except for service on a grand jury, in which case special arrangements must be made.