We support our people during times
of personal loss, and understand that employees may need additional time off for
|Up to three days leave with full pay may be granted for a death in the
|These three bereavement days are not counted as an occurrence under the
attendance policy. Any additional time off would be considered as unpaid
unless vacation and/or holiday time is used.
|This policy applies to all non-bargaining unit employees.
Immediate Family Members
Immediate family members under this policy are defined as:
|Parents or legal guardians
|Present spouse’s parents or legal guardians
|One set each of the employee’s paternal and maternal grandparents.
|An employee who needs bereavement time should notify his or her supervisor
as soon as possible.
|The employee may be required to provide evidence of the immediate family
member’s death, such as a copy of the death certificate or a copy of the
|An employee who requires additional time beyond that provided in this
policy should discuss the situation with his or her supervisor. Options
include using vacation and/or holiday time or an unpaid personal leave.
|Managers should notify Human Resources when one of their employees
requests Bereavement days.
|The death of an immediate family member can be extremely traumatic.
Supervisors should be sensitive to the need for additional time off in some
|Bereavement days should be coded as P 1, 2, or 3 N. No occurrence is given
for bereavement days.
Oct. 4, 2010
May 28, 2009
Feb. 21, 2008