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Jury Duty

The CSU provides paid leave for jury duty (selection process and jury panel service).


Regular salary received for time spent on jury duty if Proof of Service for state, or for federal, jury duty fees are remitted to the CSU. If employee retains jury duty fees, available vacation or CTO credits may be used to cover time off. An hourly employee shall be eligible for time off with pay for jury duty only for those hours he/she was scheduled to work. Employee shall be docked for non-compensable absence.

What if I'm Called to Jury Duty?

Subpoenaed Witness

Absence as a Witness – Serving in the CSU’s Interest. Below are three examples if you are subpoenaed as a Witness, in the CSU's interest.

Jury Duty Situations
Situation A Situation B Situation C
Normal salary for corresponding period of absence for court-subpoenaed or expert witness in the interest of the CSU. Proof of Service for state, or for federal, court fees shall be remitted to the CSU to continue CSU compensation and benefits. Otherwise, an amount equal to the fees shall be deducted from the employee’s salary. No vacation shall be used in such cases. Federal court fees in excess of regular earnings may be retained and only an amount equal to the compensation paid the employee while on leave remitted, or if entire fees are retained by employee, time taken off shall be charged to available vacation credits, or the employee shall be docked for period of absence If court appearance is required outside of and not continuous with employee’s regular work schedule, employee shall be compensated pursuant to call-back pay requirements of Provision 19 only if he/she is required to appear in court as a result of the exercise of his/her duties during working hours.

Absence as a Witness – Not Serving in the CSU’s Interest

Employee shall be charged vacation time or employee shall be docked for non-compensable absence. Please refer to your specific Bargaining agreement, if applicable, for more information.