221.0 VII-7.22-POLICY ON LEAVE FOR LEGAL ACTIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE
AND CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL
(Approved by the Board of Regents, February 28, 1992)
I. Purpose and Applicability. To establish a leave
category called Legal Action Leave for all regular
administrative and classified employees which permits
an employee, under certain circumstances, to be absent
from duty without loss of any pay or without charge to
the employee's accrued leave.
A. An employee who is summoned to appear in a court
action, before a grand jury, before an
administrative agency, or for a deposition, and is
neither a party to the action nor a paid witness,
may be absent from the job without loss of pay or
charge to any leave.
B. If an employee is a paid witness in such an
action, the absence may be charged to appropriate
leave, or the employee may be granted a leave of
absence without pay if the employee does not have
sufficient leave to cover such an absence. If the
employee merely receives the nominal court witness
payment, the employee may endorse the check to the
institution and not have the period charged
C. In either case, upon request the employee shall
provide documentation to verify attendance.
Each Chief Executive Officer shall develop procedures as
necessary and submit a copy to the Chancellor.
UM Personnel Policies and Rules for Classified Employees -
Section VI.8 - Other Leave - Subpoena, page VI-14.
UM Personnel Policies and Rules for Associate Staff -
Section I.7 - Leave to Answer a Subpoena, page 27.
Laws Relating to and Governing Policies and Procedures of
the Board of Trustees of the State Universities and
Colleges of Maryland, Section VI. Administrative Officers,
BOR III-12.00, Policy on Academic Administrators/Associate
Staff Time Keeping Record, page 4.