- Jury duty leave is an approved absence from work with pay (minus any jury duty fee received) for the purpose of serving on jury duty.
- An employee may use accrued annual leave to perform jury duty and may then keep any jury duty fee paid.
- Witness leave is an approved absence with pay to appear as a witness or expert witness on behalf of the employer. An employee may not retain any witness fee while on approved paid witness leave.
- An employee who performs witness duties unrelated to the employee's official capacity must do so in an annual leave or leave without pay status.
- Law enforcement personnel performing duties as a witness in an official capacity in a criminal case are performing normal duties and may not retain any witness fee.
- An employee serving as a witness or expert witness, even if the employee is on annual leave or leave without pay, may be reimbursed for mileage, meals, and lodging from only one source.
- State employees who receive a fee for serving on a jury and who do not use annual leave, should keep the check and notify the agency’s payroll clerk. The appropriate amount will then be deducted from the employee’s regular pay.