Policy 5.27 - Bereavement Leave


A full-time employee will be permitted up to three working days of bereavement leave without salary reduction if a member of the immediate family dies.

II. Regulations

A. The immediate family means a spouse, domestic partner, parent, child, brother, sister, grandparent, or grandchild. The term also includes the step, half, and in-law relationships.

B. Additional unpaid time off may also be granted depending on circumstances such as

distance, individual’s responsibility for funeral arrangements or the employees’ responsibility for taking care of the estate of the deceased. In cases where additional time off is requested, the employee may use sick leave for pay purposes.

C. Leave for the death of an individual not a member of the immediate family must be approved by the immediate administrator and will be without pay.

D. The provisions covering bereavement leave shall not apply during an employee’s scheduled vacation or any other paid leave.

III. Condolences

A. As an expression of sympathy, once notified of a death of an employee or a death in the employee’s immediate family (as defined above), the college will send a floral arrangement to the funeral home or a charitable donation (not to exceed the cost of a floral arrangement) to the charity designated by the family in memory of the deceased.

B. Every effort will be made to notify faculty and staff of the death of a retired colleague. An announcement and details related to the funeral arrangements will be sent to the Bulletin Board.

Reviewed and Revised 4/26/2022

Adopted: November 25, 2019

Revised: April 26, 2022

Reviewed: April 26, 2022