Bereavement Leave

Purpose: To provide benefit eligible employees with paid time off for the purpose of attending a funeral and making necessary household adjustments due to the death of a family member. For purposes of this policy, same-sex domestic partners have the same status as married couples.

Policy Statement: Benefit eligible employees are entitled to up to five consecutive work days of paid bereavement leave for the death of the employee's own spouse or same-sex domestic partner, child, stepchild, parent or sibling and up to 4 (four) days of paid bereavement leave for other family members as defined below. Employees are entitled to a paid one-day funeral leave for relatives not specifically mentioned in this policy. Employees are responsible for notifying their supervisors of the need for bereavement leave.

Number of Days of Consecutive Paid Bereavement Leave:

Five Days Spouse or Same Sex Domestic Partner (SSDP)
Four Days Stepparent or Stepparent of Spouse/SSDP
Grandchild or Grandchild of Spouse/SSDP
Grandparent or Grandparent of Spouse/SSDP
Son-in-law or Son-in-law of Spouse/SSDP
Daughter-in-law or Daughter-in-law of Spouse/SSDP
Child of Spouse/SSDP
Stepchild of Spouse/SSDP
Parent of Spouse/SSDP
Sibling of Spouse/SSDP
One Day Any relative not specifically mentioned in this policy.

Approved by Executive Council, June 4, 2008.