Updated: April 2008

The organization will provide employees an appropriate period of mourning and time to attend the funerals of relatives.

Upon approval of the employee’s supervisor, up to three consecutive calendar days leave with pay are allowed for bereavement after the death of a member of the employee’s immediate family (parent, spouse, sibling, child, mother-in-law, father-in-law, or grandparent). Your supervisor may grant an exception if you had a parental relationship with another relative. Year-round employees may use paid time off or employees may request time off without pay if you wish to attend a funeral of a close friend or other relative. Requests for payment of bereavement absences are to be made on time off form.