In order to allow employees to perform their civic duty without penalty, faculty members who are required to report for jury duty will not be required to charge leave credits. The Commissioners of Jurors have been very accommodating to faculty requests to be rescheduled for jury duty during periods when classes are not in session. If you are required to give jury service, you must immediately notify the chair or director of your school or conservatory by providing a copy of the summons to jury duty. You must also obtain attendance verification from the court clerk to document the days you spend in court and forward this documentation to the Time and Attendance Office in Human Resources. Employees are required to report to work when their attendance for jury-duty purposes is not required.
Helpful information on jury duty in New York State is available at www.nyjuror.gov.