Academic Personnel

Civil Leave – Librarians

Civil duty leave, or civil leave, is paid leave granted to monthly-paid employees to serve on jury duty, as trial witnesses, or to exercise other subpoenaed civil duties.


You are eligible for civil leave immediately upon employment at the University.

You are generally not entitled to civil leave for civil legal actions that you initiate, or when named as a defendant in a private legal action that is unrelated to your University employment.


In addition to regular pay, you may retain any compensation you receive while on supervisor approved civil duty leave.

Requesting civil duty leave

If you received notice that you need to exercise a civil duty, contact your unit administrator for guidance about the leave request process.