HR0340-H – Funeral and Bereavement Leave

No./Title: 340 – FUNERAL AND



Effective Date: 04/01/1977

Category: Leave

Last Review: 08/31/2018

Next Review: 08/31/2021

Contact: Debbie Jackson

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Related Policies: HR0340 – Funeral and Bereavement Leave


To provide time off without loss of pay for regular University employees for bereavement and to attend the funeral or memorial services of a close relative. Permission for use of such leave will not be unreasonably withheld by a supervisor.


All regular full time (exempt and non-exempt) employees.


  • An employee requesting time off to attend the funeral of a relative must inform their supervisor of the need for the leave and the relationship to the deceased.
  • The number of bereavement days is determined by the relation of the deceased. Please refer to Policy HR0340.
  • An employee may be required to furnish verification for the absence.

Pay for each day of funeral and bereavement leave taken will be made at the employee’s current rate of pay for a scheduled day’s work. Any holidays and days of administrative closing occurring during this time will be counted as part of the Funeral and Bereavement and recorded as holiday and/or day of administrative closing pay.

The departmental timekeeper has responsibility for entering funeral leave on the time record.

HR0340-H – Funeral and Bereavement Leave
Version: 1 // Effective: 04/01/1977
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