Bereavement Time for Immediate Family Members
Bereavement time is paid time off due to a death of an immediate family member. For these purposes, immediate family members include an employee's:
spouse or domestic partner (for whom an affidavit has been submitted to Benefits Administration)
child, stepchild, the child of a domestic partner
brother or sister (including step-siblings)
parent or stepparent
son-in-law or daughter-in-law
mother-in-law or father-in-law
- brother-in-law or sister-in-law
Employees in regular full-time positions may request paid bereavement time for a period not to exceed three consecutive workdays. Employees in regular part-time positions may request paid bereavement time for any scheduled work hours within a three-day consecutive work period.
Normally, a verbal request for bereavement time precedes any written request. Employees may contact their supervisors through established call-in procedures or notify them at work. Supervisors should request that the employee complete the university Paid Time Off
Request Form. Along with the Request Form, the supervisor should request that the employee provide the following: the name of the deceased, your relationship to the deceased, and the date of the death. Supervisor may also request verification of the death, such as a funeral program or obituary. Once received, the supervisor shouldl maintain the documentation with the employee's time off record.
Bereavement Time for Persons Not Specified As Immediate Family Members
When circumstances warrant, bereavement time may be granted upon the death of a person not specified as an immediate family member. This may include another close relative, a non-related family member or coworker. Any exceptions to the bereavement policy as written must be approved by University Human Resources.
When bereavement time does not cover a specific situation, an employee may use annual time.
Bereavement Time Accrual and Payout
Bereavement time does not accrue and is not paid out upon termination.