Time off due to the death of a close family member may be granted. A close family member is defined as parent, spouse, domestic partner, child, brother, sister, grandchild, grandparent, mother/father/sister/brother-in-law and step or foster children/parents. Up to 3 days with pay will be given for the above situations. Requests for additional time will be addressed on an individual basis with the Provost (faculty only) and the Office of Human Resources.
The following outlines the bereavement leave provisions of the current agreement between the Colleges and the Service Employees International Union, Local 200-C, AFL-CIO.
Section 1: The Colleges agree that up to five (5) days of leave will be authorized with pay in the case of death of an employee's:
Up to three (3) days of leave will be authorized with pay in the case of death of the employee's:
Requests for extension of bereavement leave beyond the period described above may be charged to accumulated sick leave, if such extension is deemed justified by the employee's supervisor.
Section 2: In the event of the death of a relative outside the immediate family, an employee may, with the approval of the Director of Human Resources, take up to two (2) days bereavement leave for the purpose of attending a funeral, such days to be charged against the employee's accumulated sick leave. An employee who particicpates as a reader, pallbearer, usher or the like, at the funeral of a friend may, with approval of the Director of Human Resources, take one-half day with pay, not chargeable against accumulted sick leave. Such approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.
Section 3: To the extent that an employee's vacation is disrupted by bereavement leave, the portion of the vacation so disrupted shall be charged to bereavement (subject to he maximum time limits set forth in this Article) and shall not be charged to the employee's vacation balance.
For more information about bereavement, please contact the Office of Human Resources.