Policy 504 - Death in Family

Section: Leave
Policy Number: 504
Responsible Office: HR/HR Services
Effective Date: 4/1/01


This policy applies to regular full-time administrators and staff.


The University grants eligible employees up to three (3) working days of leave with pay in the event of the death of a member of the immediate family. One (1) day of leave with pay is granted to attend the funeral of a relative who is not in an employee’s immediate family. Should additional days be reasonably required, they may be taken as personal days or vacation days, or they may be taken without pay, subject to the discretion of the employee’s supervisor.

Immediate Family Members Covered by this Policy: Spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandchild, grandparent, mother- and father-in-law, sister- and brother-in-law, stepchild, stepsibling, and stepparent.

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