YOUR CHURCH encourages all staff members to fulfill their civic duties by serving jury duty when summoned. A staff member in an eligible category may request up to two weeks of paid jury duty leave over any two year period.
If a staff member is eligible for jury duty, it will be paid at the staff member’s base rate of pay for the number of hours the staff member would have normally worked that day.
Staff members in the following employment categories are eligible for paid jury duty leave:
- Regular Full-Time
- Regular Part-Time
If a staff member is required to continue jury duty longer than the period of time they are eligible for pay, other available paid time off, such as vacation, may be used to prevent a loss of pay while serving jury duty.
Upon receipt of a jury duty summons, the staff member should present it to their ministry area leader as soon as possible. This will aid the ministry area leader in planning for the absence. The staff member is expected to work, though, as the court schedule permits.
Either the staff member or YOUR CHURCH may ask the court to excuse a staff member from jury duty if it is determined that the absence would cause significant disruption to the church’s operations.