Internal Governing Policies
#4 - Benefits - Bereavement Leave, Non-Negotiated Employees
Approved: July 24, 1997
Monitor: Vice President for Business Affairs
Bereavement leave policies for employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement shall prevail over this bereavement leave policy.
Bereavement leave with pay shall be granted to an eligible employee in the event of the death of the employee's:
- son-in-law or daughter-in-law
- brother or sister
- brother-in-law or sister-in-law
- mother-in-law or father-in-law
- aunt or uncle
- niece or nephew
- first cousin
- a member of the employee's immediate household
Bereavement leave shall be limited to three work days per occurrence, to be taken within five consecutive workdays beginning with the date of occurrence. Bereavement leave shall be taken in not less than one-half-day increments and may not be accumulated.
Employees shall notify their supervisors of the need for bereavement leave no later than the workday on which the leave is to begin. The supervisor shall record on the employee's time card or positive time roster the date of death and relationship of the deceased to the employee for each approved bereavement leave.
Under special circumstances, bereavement leave beyond the stated amount may be granted upon approval by the employee's supervisor and Director of Human Resources, and will be deducted from either vacation leave or sick leave at the employee's choice, provided an accrual balance is available. In the event that an accrual balance is not available, upon approval of the employee's supervisor and confirmation by the Director of Human Resources, the employee may be granted leave without pay.