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Bereavement Leave

Policy Information

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Last Revised Date: 
January, 2020
University Handbook for Appointed Personnel 8.02.02
University Staff Manual 3-100
Classified Staff Human Resources Policy Manual 208.1
Responsible Unit: 
Human Resources


Bereavement leave is available to employees whose position is designated as full benefits eligible.


Parent is a natural parent, stepparent, adoptive parent, or surrogate parent.

Child is a natural child, adoptive child, foster child, or stepchild.


Employees are eligible for administrative absence with pay for up to three (3) working days on the death of a spouse, parent, parent-in-law, child, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, or any other person who is a member of the employee’s established household.

Employees may be granted up to two (2) additional paid working days in order to attend or arrange funeral services out-of-state.

Upon the death of family members who are not covered under this policy, employees may use up to three (3) days of accrued paid sick time in lieu of bereavement leave and two (2) additional days to attend or arrange funeral services out-of-state.

Revision History*

12/01/2023: Updated responsible unit email address.

03/01/2023: Replaced Division of Human Resources with Human Resources.

01/22/2020: Administrative leaves separated by type.

* Please note that sections titled Frequently Asked Questions, Sources, Related Information, and Revision History are provided solely for the convenience of users and are not part of the official University policy.

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