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Texas Woman's University Staff Handbook
Employee Benefits: Jury Leave

A regular employee summoned for jury service or subpoenaed to appear as a witness shall be given reasonable time off as required for rendering such services to the court. Compensation shall not be reduced nor shall time away from work be deducted from vacation leave. The employee is not required to account to the state for any fee or compensation received for jury service.

An employee shall notify his or her supervisor upon receiving a summons or subpoena and shall provide a copy of such to the Office of Human Resources (OHR) for verification. However, any persons serving as a paid expert witness in a court-of-law must have prior approval from the University if the court appearance is to be during normal working hours. Time spent as an expert witness must be charged to the employee's accrued vacation leave.

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