New Mexico Administrative Code
Title 10 - PUBLIC SAFETY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
Chapter 4 - DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
Part 7 - ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE
Section 10.4.7.17 - ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE

Universal Citation: 10 NM Admin Code 10.4.7.17

Current through Register Vol. 35, No. 6, March 26, 2024

A. The district attorney may authorize an employee administrative leave when it is in the best interest of the district attorney's office to do so.

B. An employee who has been duly appointed as a member of a public board or commission shall be entitled to administrative leave, with the consent of the district attorney, to attend meetings provided such attendance does not adversely affect the performance of the employee's required duties.

C. Employees who are registered and eligible voters may absent themselves from work for two hours for the purpose of voting between the time of the opening and the time of the closing of the polls. The district attorneys or their designees may specify the hours during which the voter (employee) may be absent. This leave is not available to employees whose work day begins more than two hours subsequent to the time of opening the polls or ends more than three hours prior to the time of closing the polls.

D. Employees shall be entitled to administrative leave when appearing in obedience to a subpoena. Fees received as a witness during normal working hours, excluding reimbursement for meals, travel and overtime, shall be remitted to the district attorney's office.

E. Employees shall be entitled to administrative leave for serving on a federal, state, grand or petit jury. Fees received as a juror during normal working hours, excluding reimbursement for meals, travel and overtime, shall be remitted to the district attorney's office.

F. In no case shall administrative leave be granted for court attendance when an employee is engaged in personal litigation or service as a paid expert witness. However, an employee may be granted annual leave in such cases with the approval of the district attorney.

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