Civil Leave

Jury Duty

Full-time or part-time employees retain full salary when absent from work to serve on a jury. Employees are entitled to regular compensation in addition to payment for jury duty. Substitutes employed for these absences will be paid from the same source of funds as the employee’s salary (local, state, or federal). (Legal reference: 16 NCAC 6C.0404.)

a. Court Attendance by Duty or Subpoena

Full-time or part-time employees retain full salary for absences due to court attendance related to their official duty. Such employees also will receive full salary when subpoenaed. Out-of-state subpoenas are not binding on North Carolina residents, unless that state and North Carolina have an interstate subpoena agreement.
(1) Any fees except for travel reimbursement received by a College employee serving in an official capacity as a witness will be returned to the College to be credited to the same fund from which the employee is paid.
(2) Substitutes employed for these absences will be paid from the same source of funds as the employee’s salary (local, state, or federal).

b. Court Attendance for Non-College Related Reasons

(1) Full-time or part-time employees who are absent for appearance in court as plaintiffs, defendants, or witnesses for personal matters, even if subpoenaed, will not be entitled to receive any salary payment for those days unless they are using appropriate, approved personal or annual leave.
(2) College personnel who are responding to subpoenas for civic responsibilities such as a witness to a crime are eligible for paid court attendance leave. (Legal reference: 16 NCAC 6C.0404.)