Funeral Leave

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  1. POLICY

The college provides employees with time away from work with pay to deal with issues surrounding the death of an immediate family member.

  1. REFERENCES

Reserved.

  1. DEFINITIONS

See Human Resources Definitions.

  1. PROCEDURES
  1. Full-time employees will be allowed time off with pay up to three days to make arrangements for and to attend the funeral of an immediate family member. The amount of time granted shall be governed by the individual circumstances. Where the time needed to accomplish normal arrangements for and to attend the funeral is less than three days, it is expected that employees will take only the amount of time that is required.

Immediate family members include:

Father

Wife

Brother

Mother

Son

Grandparent

Husband

Daughter

Grandchild

Sister

Domestic Partner

 

(And in-laws of the immediate family, step-relatives and domestic partner relatives of the same degree.)

  1. Time taken in addition to funeral leave should be first charged to vacation leave and then to leave without pay if no vacation is available.
  2. Any exceptions to the immediate family definition as outlined in Section IV.A. must be approved by Human Resources for funeral leave with pay.
  3. Employees wishing to attend the funeral of relatives not listed above may request vacation or leave without pay.

Date of last cabinet review: October 18, 2016

The originator of this policy & procedure is Human Resources. Questions regarding this policy may be directed to the originator by calling 801-957-4210.