Regular employees 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 12 days in a fiscal year, may be granted. 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. In addition, bereavement leave may be granted to non-exempt employees for attendance at the funeral services for a co-worker at the College where there has been a personal friendship. This leave must be approved by the employee's supervisor and is based on whether the department's workload will allow attendance.
In addition, approved time off without pay may be granted for a period of up to a maximum of three days for the death of an aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew. The length of the leave will vary depending on the circumstances.
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. (Procedures Memorandum VI-13)
HR Contact: Julie Nohrenberg, 402-457-2232