Human Resources Policies


UMB Policy on Leave for Legal Actions for Nonexempt and Exempt Staff Employees

Human Resources

Responsible VP/AVP

Dawn M. Rhodes, DBA, MBA

Policy Statement

  1. Employees who are a party to a case are not eligible for Leave for Legal Actions. An employee is considered a party to a case as a defendant or plaintiff; in a traffic case involving a ticket received while operating any vehicle; in a divorce or child custody matter or in any other matter in which the employee has a vested interest (e.g., appearance as the parent of a juvenile offender).
  2. Employees should notify the department immediately upon receipt of a summons or subpoena to determine the proper leave to be charged.
  3. A copy of the summons or subpoena should be presented at the time of the request.
  4. The leave taken must be recorded on the employee's official timekeeping records.
  5. Questions regarding leave for legal actions should be directed to the Employee/Labor Relations, Human Resource Services.
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