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Jury Duty Guidelines

Policy Statement

RISD acknowledges the importance of fulfilling one’s civic responsibility and therefore grants time off for jury duty without loss of pay or benefits. Employees must notify their supervisors as soon as possible that they will be participating in jury duty and forward a copy of the court’s notification to the Human Resources office. Upon the employee’s return, the employee must notify Human Resources and must submit a signed Certificate of Jury Service indicating the number of days served.

Time off for jury duty covers the time when your attendance is required by the court. Whenever attendance is not required by the court, employees are expected to report to work. Any payments received from the courts are the employee’s to retain.