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


Approved by Executive Council, June 4, 2008.

Revised on August 17, 2022.