350-05
JURY/COURT DUTY

POLICY & PROCEDURE

Subject:

JURY/COURT DUTY

Index: HUMAN RESOURCES & RISK MANAGEMENT

Number: 350-05 (replaces 300-27)

Effective Date

10/15/2005

Supersedes

1/1/1997

Page

1 of 2

Staff Contact

Michael R. Webby

Approved By

Kathy Keolker-Wheeler

1.0 PURPOSE:

To encourage all City employees to fulfill their civic obligations for jury duty.

2.0 ORGANIZATIONS AFFECTED:

All departments and divisions

3.0 REFERENCES:

Collective Bargaining Agreements

City of Renton Policy & Procedure 350-09 – Leaves of Absence

City of Renton Policy & Procedure 360-01 – Discipline and Discharge

RCW 2.36.080

4.0 POLICY:

4.1    When an employee with regular or probationary status serves on jury duty, or subpoenaed and testifies as a witness by proper authority for cases in which the employee is not a party, the employee shall be granted a leave of absence with pay. Employees who are excused from jury service or court appearance before the end of their workday shall immediately report their availability for assignment to their supervisor. Employees scheduled to work on shifts other than day shift shall be considered to be on day shift for the duration of jury duty.

4.2    Employees who are absent from work for this purpose will retain seniority and all benefits. The time away will not affect vacation or sick leave accruals.

5.0 DEFINITIONS:

Not applicable

6.0 PROCEDURES:

6.1    The employee must complete the Leave Request form indicating the dates, number of hours and type of leave (Jury Duty) requested. The request should include a copy of appropriate documentation certifying selection for jury duty or subpoena as a witness.

6.2    All jury duty and witness fees other than mileage reimbursement shall be surrendered to the Payroll Department.

6.3    Employees who fail to reimburse the City for jury or witness fees are subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.