Emergency Bereavement Leave

Approved by:
Board of Trustees




Revised Date:

04/25/06 12/06/11

Full-time employees may receive up to three (3) consecutive days of emergency leave with pay for a death in the immediate family. "Immediate member of family" shall be defined as grandparent, parent, guardian, spouse, child, grandchild, sibling, dependent or other relative living in the immediate household, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and stepparent, stepchild, step-grandparent, and step-sibling.

Employees should notify their immediate supervisor as soon as practical regarding the leave request. The first three days will not be charged against annual or sick leave.

A leave form is required to be completed on return to work requesting emergency bereavement leave. Documentation substantiating an Emergency Bereavement Leave request may be required. Leave in excess of the approved leave will be charged against the employee’s annual leave or sick leave if no accrued annual leave is available. Emergency leave may not be granted more than two (2) times in a calendar year.

Any other Bereavement Leave granted will be based on staffing at the time and approved by the work supervisor. This leave will be charged against the employee’s annual leave; if no annual leave is available it will be charged against sick leave.


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