Benefits: Leave: Witness and Jury Duty
University of Minnesota Medical School (UMMS)
Graduate Medical Education Administration
Policy: Witness or Jury Duty
Original Approval: 1.24.03
Effective Date: 1.24.03
Approved by GMEC: 2.26.08
Revision Date: 2.25.11; 1.29.08; 4.11.07
Distribution: R/F; PD; PC; Institution Policy Manual; GME website
Policy Owner: GME Administration
Witness Duty: Upon request to the program director, leave is provided to residents/fellows (trainees) who are subpoenaed to testify before a court or legislative committee concerning the University or the federal or state government.
Jury Duty: Upon request to the program director, leave is provided to trainees who are called to serve on a jury. Trainees do not lose pay when serving on a jury or testifying as described above. The training program and the trainee may write a letter to the court asking that the appointment for jury duty be deferred based on hardship to the trainee and the program. The decision for deferment is made by the court.
Please see your Program Manual for specific departmental policies and procedures.
Programs are responsible for tracking time off for all leaves to insure that specialty board requirements are met prior to graduation from the program.
Programs must work with their trainees to report all leaves in the Residency Management Suite (RMS) according to instructions received by MMCGME Services. Programs must also forward documentation to MMCGME Services for leaves that extend the trainee’s time in the program.
See also Residency Management Suite (RMS) Resident Fellow Responsibilities Policy.
Please see the University of Minnesota Institution Manual for additional information regarding:
- Bereavement Leave
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Holiday Leave
- Medical Leave
- Military Leave
- Parental Leave
- Personal Leave
- Professional Leave
- Vacation and Sick Leave