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Absence Due to Death in the Family

If you are a regular employee and a death occurs in your immediate family, you will be granted a maximum leave of three days (24 hours) leave without loss of pay or vacation during the period starting on the date of death and ending on the second calendar day after the funeral. Such time should be provided on a pro rata basis for an employee who works 99 percent to 75 percent FTE.

"Immediate family" means husband, wife, parent (including stepparent), grandparent, great-grandparent, grandchild, son, daughter, brother or sister, mother-in-law, father-in-law, and foster children who have become members of the family. If the schedule allows, any additional days off must be charged to vacation, personal days, or taken as excused leave without pay. (HR 412)

Reviewed 2011-06-22.