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Bereavement Leave for Employees

Eligible employees are entitled to bereavement leave in the amounts listed below. Part-time employees are entitled to bereavement leave if the leave falls on a day that the individual is regularly scheduled to work. The regularly scheduled workday is equivalent to the employee’s scheduled hours but cannot exceed eight hours. The University reserves the right to require documentation of the death (e.g. death certificate, obituary, funeral home documentation). Time off for bereavement leave is arranged by notifying the employee's supervisor.   

Up to four days paid leave is provided for a death in the immediate family of an employee or their spouse. Immediate family includes a spouse, child, parent or caregiver who took the place of a parent, sibling or other relative living as a member of the employee's household. 

Up to two days paid leave is provided for a death outside the immediate family of the employee or their spouse to include a grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, daughter-in-law, or son-in-law. 


(Approved November 2020)

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