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Bereavement Leave

Faculty, Counselors and Academic Advisors may request time off work for bereavement leave due to the death of an immediate family member. A maximum of 5 days of leave for any one death, not to exceed 10 days in a fiscal year, may be granted.  The Executive Vice President reserves the right to request written verification of leave upon granting of leave.  The length of leave will vary depending on the circumstances, and the appropriate Dean, Vice President or Executive Vice President, must sign an Absence and Leave Form.  

The term "immediate family" is defined as the employee's father, mother, stepparent, grandfather, grandmother, grandchild, spouse, child, stepchild, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and any other relative living in the household of the employee.  Bereavement leave for the death of a person other than “immediate family” may be granted through an application to the Bereavement Committee.  (See the negotiated Agreement for details.)

Bereavement leave may also be granted for attendance at the funeral services for a co-worker at the College where there has been a personal friendship, and is subject to the supervisor’s determination that the absence will not create an interruption in the essential workflow.  (Procedures Memorandum VI-13)

HR Contact:  Julie Nohrenberg, 402-457-2232

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