The Regents of the University of Michigan
Graduate Employees Organization
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO Local 3550
May 7, 2002 February 1, 2005
Jury Duty and Witness Service
In the event an employee is unable to meet employment obligations because of jury duty or witness service in response to a subpoena, the employee will notify the appropriate immediate supervisor (or department or unit designee) as promptly as possible so that arrangements for the absence can be made by the University. In addition, an employee will make every effort to assist in arrangements for another to meet his/her employment obligations. In no case will the employee be required to pay for this coverage. Such an absence shall be without loss of compensation, provided, however, that jury duty and witness service fees, but not travel expenses, shall be offset against monthly salary. In this connection, the employee shall provide the University with written verification from the Court Clerk of the times, dates, and fees received.
Bereavement Leave Pay
In the event of the death of (1) the employee's spouse, or (2) the significant other non-related person living in the employee's household, or (3) the son, daughter, parent (including step-parent), grandparent, sister, brother, grandchild (or the spouse of any of the preceding), of either the employee or the employee's spouse, or (4) any other related person living in the employee's household, an employee shall be granted time off with pay. The amount of time off with pay shall be only that which is required to attend the funeral and/or make arrangements necessitated by the death, but in no event shall it exceed three (3) consecutive days (Monday-Friday). If additional time off is needed, the employee may request an extension, without pay, of the bereavement leave for a period of time not to exceed fourteen (14) calendar days.