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. II. General 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 against leave. C. In either case, upon request the employee shall provide documentation to verify attendance. IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES: Each Chief Executive Officer shall develop procedures as necessary and submit a copy to the Chancellor. Replacement for: 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, page VI-3. BOR III-12.00, Policy on Academic Administrators/Associate Staff Time Keeping Record, page 4.