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Employee Handbook 2021-2022

11.1 Bereavement Leave

An employee shall be granted up to seven (7) days off without the loss of pay for the death of the following members of the employee’s and his/her spouse’s/designated family partner’s immediate family for the purpose of bereavement leave:

  1. Father, Mother or step parent

  2. Husband or Wife

  3. Child (including foster, step and grandchild)

An employee shall be granted up to five (5) days off without the loss of pay for the death of the following members of the employee’s and his/her spouse’s/designated family partner’s immediate family for the purpose of bereavement leave:

  1. Son or Daughter in law

  2. Brother or Sister

  3. Brother or Sister in law

  4. Grandfather or Grandmother

  5. Grandfather or Grandmother in law

An employee shall be granted up to two (2) days off without the loss of pay for the death of the following members of the employee’s and his/her spouse’s/designated family partner’s immediate family for the purpose of bereavement leave:

  1. Aunt or Uncle

  2. Aunt or Uncle in law

  3. First Cousin

  4. Niece or Nephew

Employees may be absent up to one (1) day for funeral leave to attend the funeral of a close personal friend with such absence charged to the employee’s accrued sick leave account.

In extenuating circumstance, requests for any other or additional bereavement leave must be submitted by the employee for approval to the Department of Human Resources. Such additional days, at the option of the employee, shall be deducted from the employee’s accumulated sick leave if the employee wants paid leave.