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Employment, Benefits, and Workplace

Leave, Funeral/Bereavement

Scope

Benefits eligible staff employees

Policy Statement

Benefits eligible staff employees are eligible for up to three (3) workdays of bereavement leave in the event of a death in their immediate family or the immediate family of their spouse/domestic partner. Immediate family includes: parent, child, spouse/domestic partner, brother, sister, grandparent and grandchild. Step and foster parents/children, in-laws and other relatives living in the eligible employee's household are also considered immediate family. Eligible employees must request leave from their supervisors prior to their absence. Upon employee request, supervisors have the discretion to allow additional time without pay; or eligible employees may apply unused vacation time from the current fiscal year to cover the extended absence, with supervisor approval.

Policy Administration

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Amended: May 2011
Amended: April 2005


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