City of Charlottesville, VA Fire
|Chapter:||IV - General Administration|
To establish Fire Department policy and procedures in order to properly manage those situations affecting the fire department where its members have been subpoenaed for court appearances, either in the course of their employment or as a private individual.
A. The Fire Department shall operate in accordance with City of Charlottesville policies and procedures concerning employees who have been subpoenaed for court appearance.
B. Members who are served a subpoena involving a matter directly relating to the course of their employment shall notify their immediate supervisor and submit to same a copy of the subpoena.
C. Members who are served a subpoena as a private individual, which will require them to be absent from work in order to appear, shall notify their immediate supervisor and submit to same a copy of the subpoena.
D. Members shall be entitled to a leave of absence with pay while serving as a subpoenaed witness.
E. Members who are required to appear in court on City related matters, during periods in which they would normally be off duty, shall receive regular time and a half pay according to the amount of time involved.
F. The Deputy Fire Chief shall be notified, through channels, of Fire Department members who have been subpoenaed.
G. Fire Department members appearing in court, where the City is a party to a proceeding, shall wear the uniform specified by the Fire Chief.
H. Members shall pay over to the City any amount received for their service exclusive of travel and subsistence allowance.
All members who are subpoenaed are responsible to make the proper notifications and act in accordance with Fire Department policies and procedures.
A. Members who are served a subpoena involving a matter directly related to the course of their employment or an individual matter, which will affect Fire Department scheduling, shall notify their immediate supervisor and submit to same a copy of the subpoena.
B. The Officer-In-Charge shall coordinate and provide the necessary on duty coverage for suppression members who must appear in court.
C. The Deputy Fire Chief shall be notified, through channels, of any member who has been subpoenaed.
D. Members subpoenaed on City related matters shall appear in court wearing the uniform specified by the Fire Chief.
E. A request for leave of absence shall be processed whenever members are subpoenaed to appear as private individuals during their regularly scheduled work hours.
F. The involved member shall keep his or her supervisor informed as to any information or changes which may affect Fire Department scheduling.
G. The involved member shall pay over to the City monies received as payment for court appearances during on- duty time in accordance with established policy (see policy 3.02) at the end of the required service period.
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