Bereavement Leave

In the event of a death in the immediate family, employees will be paid for up to five (5) days of bereavement leave. “Immediate family” is defined as parents (also foster and step-parents), children, a spouse, a qualified domestic partner, brothers, sisters, in-laws (including parents and children), grandparents and grandchildren. Relatives and other individuals who are permanent members of the household may also be considered “immediate family” for purposes of this policy. In the event of the death of other members of the family, paid time, not to exceed one (1) day, will be given.

If an employee needs additional time beyond the limits stated above, s/he may use paid time away, or the supervisor or department chair may grant the time as unpaid leave.

This information can be found in section of the Policy Manual or by clicking here.