Civil Leave & Voting

Civil Leave

NC State employees are entitled to civil leave (with pay) when serving on a jury or when subpoenaed as witnesses.  9 month non-leave earning faculty do not have to enter leave for Civil duty.

Who’s Eligible?

Full-time and part-time (more than half-time) SHRA (Subject to the State Human Resources Act) and EHRA (Exempt from the State Human Resources Act) employees, persons in time-limited appointments, and trainees are covered by this policy.

Employees with a temporary, intermittent or part-time (less than half-time) appointment are not eligible for non-job related civil leave but are eligible for job-related civil leave and other job-related proceedings.

How Do I Apply?

To take Civil Leave, you need to:

  • Notify your supervisor when jury duty is scheduled or subpoenaed as a witness
  • Enter civil leave into the WolfTime Leave and Timekeeping system.


Employees are not permitted to use work time for voting. Since the polls are open approximately two weeks for early voting (including weekends) and 12 hours or more on Election Day, employees must use their own time to vote. In some instances, employees may be able to vote during their scheduled meal periods. Management, with reasonable notice provided by the employee, has the discretion to allow flexible work scheduling to accommodate voting, or allow employees to utilize comp time, vacation, bonus leave or other accrued paid time off for the absence.

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