Other Leaves of Absence




Military Leave

Miami University provides military leave;and benefits in accordance with state and federal laws, including the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). For information regarding leave and benefits, contact the Benefits Services Office, 15 Roudebush Hall.

Reserve Duty

Employees will be granted leaves of absence with pay for up to twenty-two (22) days upon request when they are required to participate in training duty as members of an Armed Forces Reserve Organization, the National Guard, or are called out on an emergency basis for such service.

Court Attendance

Jury Duty

Miami University encourages its employees to fulfill their civic duty by responding to a call to jury duty.  Employees serving jury duty are entitled to leave with pay.  The employee must submit a request for leave to his or her supervisor and the appropriate personnel office for approval.  A copy of the summons for jury duty must be attached to the request.

The employee will not be asked to pay to the University any amount of compensation received by the employee from the court.  The employee is required, however, to return to work any day he or she is excused by the court for a period greater than four (4) hours.

Faculty are expected to make suitable arrangements for coverage of classes with their department chair. Employees whose work shifts do not coincide with jury service hours may also be relieved of employment duties during jury service.  Arrangements for coverage should be made through the appropriate personnel office in consultation with the employee’s department.

Witness Testimony

Employees subpoenaed to testify as a nonexpert witness in a court action to which they are not a party will be granted paid leave to testify.

Related Form(s)

Not Applicable.

Additional Resources and Procedures

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Policy Administration

Next Review Date


Responsible Officers

  • Interim Associate VP for HR
  • Director of Academic Personnel Services

Legal Authority

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

Compliance Policy


Recent Revision History

Not Applicable.

Reference ID(s)

  • MUPIM 4.9
  • OAC-3339-4-09

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