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File code: ADM.BEREAV.POL
Approval Date: 06/12/99
Approved By: Board of Trustees
Policy on Bereavement Leave
Board of Trustees Regulations (Sec. II. B. 12. e. and II. C. 7. f.) stipulate the following benefits available to employees not covered by a collective bargaining agreement upon the death of certain family members.
- Employees will be granted, upon request, leave of up to three scheduled work days to attend the funeral or memorial service and/or for travel and bereavement time, upon the death of a member of the employee's immediate family, household, in-laws, grandchildren, and/or grandparents; and up to one day to attend the funeral or memorial service of a relative other than the above who is not a member of the employee's household.
- Bereavement leave shall be taken in not less than one-half day increments and may not be accumulated. Employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement with different bereavement leave benefits will receive those benefits according to their agreement.
- The employee's supervisor may grant additional leave to an employee who cannot, because of special circumstances, return to work at the completion of the allowable bereavement leave days. An employee may choose to take such leave without pay or may use accrued vacation or sick leave.