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 five days of leave for any one death may be granted, not to exceed 10 days in a fiscal year. 

The Vice President reserves the right to request written verification of leave upon granting of leave. The length of paid bereavement leave will vary depending on the circumstances, and the appropriate Dean, Vice President or Associate Vice President, must approve the employee's request. Request must be submitted through the appropriate College leave process.

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, 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. 

HR contact: Julie Nohrenberg, 531-622-2232