• Bereavement Policy

    Full-time employees may be eligible for up to 5 bereavement days to be used for consecutive absences due to the death of an immediate family member. 

    The term “immediate family” is defined as:

    1. Spouse
    2. Son or daughter, including a biological, adopted, or foster child, a son-or-daughter-in-law, a stepchild, a legal ward, or a child for whom the employee stands in loco parentis.
    3. Parent, stepparent, parent-in-law, or other individual who stands in loco parentis to the employee
    4. Sibling, stepsibling, and sibling-in-law
    5. Grandparent and grandchild
    6. Any person residing in the employee's household at the time

    The employee must complete a Bereavement Leave application and provide the Benefits Office with a death certificate, funeral notice, or an obituary to establish relationship.

    Bereavement Leave Application  


    Requests for bereavement leave must be made and used within 60 days from date of immediate family member's death.


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