In the event of a death in your immediate family, full-time employees and part-time employees who are regularly scheduled to work 1000 hours per year are entitled to be absent up to five (5) workdays with pay in order to make arrangements for, and to attend the funeral or other appropriate service. "Immediate family" applies to your spouse, parent, child, stepchild, stepparent, legal guardian, sister, or brother.
In the event of a death of your grandparent, grandchild, mother-in-law, or father-in-law, you are entitled to up to two (2) workdays with pay in order to attend the funeral or other appropriate service. In the event of a death of your or your spouse's brother-in-law or sister-in-law, you are entitled to 1 (one) workday with pay in order to attend the funeral or other appropriate service. In the event of the death of other family members or close friends, you may use one of the emergency days under the sick leave policy to attend the funeral or memorial service in each case.
It is important that you notify your supervisor as soon as possible if you are required to take a bereavement leave, so that alternate arrangements can be made for your work. If you have the need for additional time off beyond what is outlined above, you must make arrangements with your supervisor to take vacation or unpaid time off.
Please note that bereavement counseling is available at no cost through the employee assistance program.
Note: The provisions of all benefits described on the Human Resources web pages are stated for summary purposes only. The University retains the exclusive authority to construe the terms of the programs described and to determine whether an employee is eligible for benefits under any program. The University further reserves the right to amend or revoke any policy or plan at any time with or without notice.