As you are aware, election day is Tuesday (November 4, 2014) in Memphis, and University policy addresses “time off to vote” is as follows:
- All university employees who are registered voters in the state of Tennessee may receive reasonable time off, not to exceed three hours, between the opening and closing of polls, to vote in an election held in the state.
- A request to be absent must be made to the employee’s supervisor before 12:00 noon the day before the election. The supervisor may specify the hours during which the employee may be absent.
- If the polls open three hours or more before the employee’s work schedule begins or if the polls close three or more hours after the employee’s work schedule ends, the employee may not receive time off to vote.
Each department is encouraged to respond accordingly to time off to vote request in a manner that is fair addressing service and productivity concerns as needed.
Thank you, Human Resources 448-5600