(Approved by USM BOR on April 21, 2017; UMGC President on July 1, 2017)
Purpose and Applicability
This policy establishes a time off category called Jury Duty for all University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) Nonexempt, Exempt and Overseas Staff employees on Regular Status to permit an employee, under certain circumstances, to be absent from job duty without loss of any pay or without charge to the employee's accrued time off. Nonexempt Staff employees who are included in the representation of the collective bargaining unit are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and applicable UMGC HR Policies; where there is a conflict between the two, the MOU will prevail.
An employee who is selected for jury duty shall notify the immediate supervisor of this selection without delay. An employee, regardless of shift assignment, who is on jury duty shall be permitted to be absent without loss of pay or charge to any time off for the day(s) of jury duty. Upon request, the employee shall be responsible for providing documentation that verifies attendance. If, after reporting for jury duty, it is determined that the individual's services are not required and the individual is dismissed for the day, then the individual, time permitting, is required to return to the job.
The UMGC President has designated the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) to administer this policy; to develop procedures as necessary to implement this policy; to communicate this policy to the UMGC community; and to post the policy and any applicable procedures on the UMGC website.
USM BOR VII-7.21: Policy on Jury Service for Regular Nonexempt and Exempt Staff Employees