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The Administrative Policies


The University provides time off with pay to all employees when a death occurs in their immediate family (defined as spouse, parents, son, daughter, brother, sister, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchild or grandparent) on the following basis:

A.  Full-Time, Non-Temporary Administrative/Professional Employees

Employees are paid for absence of reasonable duration, as approved by their department head.

B.  Full-Time, Non-Temporary Clerical/Secretarial Employees

Employees are paid for absence up to a maximum of four days, as approved by their department head. The intent is to ensure the employee has paid time off through the day of the funeral.

C.  Full-Time, Non-Temporary Facilities Management and Public Safety Support Employees

Employees are paid for absence, due to a death in the immediate family, as provided in labor agreements.

D. Miscellaneous

If out-of-state travel is involved and more than four days off is required, additional time off may be approved by an individual’s department head; and it will be his or her responsibility to verify the circumstances which make extra time necessary. If payment for the additional time is requested, it will be charged to accrued vacation time or sick leave (if any) in that order. If the additional time is approved and no vacation or sick time is available, it will be ‘time without pay.’

If bereavement time occurs when the University is closed (weekends, holidays, holy days, etc.) or when an individual is scheduled off (vacation, etc.), no equivalent time will be granted.