Bereavement Leave is an administrative leave/absence that provides fully benefits-eligible employees, who are in a paid status, 3 paid working days off for a death in the family. An employee may be granted 2 additional paid working days to attend or arrange funeral services out-of-state.
Family is defined as:
- A parent
- Brother or sister
- Brother or sister-in-law
- Son-in-law or daughter-in-law
- Any other person who is a member of the employee's established household
A parent is defined as a natural parent, step-parent, adoptive parent or surrogate parent. A child is defined as a natural child, adopted child, foster-child or stepchild.
For family members not listed above, employees may use 3 days of sick leave, plus 2 additional days to attend or arrange a funeral out of state.
Supervisors may approve additional sick leave for employees who are unable to work due to grief over the passing of a family member.
- The employee submits a request in writing to the supervisor as soon as possible.
What Happens to Your Benefits?
- This administrative leave/absence has no impact on the employee's benefits.