Funeral Leave

Full-time and part-time employees working 20 hours or more per week on a regularly scheduled basis may be allowed up to three (3) days off, including the day of the funeral, without loss of pay, for a death occurring in the immediate family. Funeral leave is to be requested when time off is required during scheduled work hours. Immediate family includes a spouse, domestic partner, child, stepchild, grandchild, parent, stepparent, parent-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, brother, sister or half brother or sister.

In the case of the death of an employee’s own grandparent, great-grandparent, great-grandchild, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepbrother, stepsister, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece or first cousin, only the day of the funeral may be granted as a day without loss of pay.

It is the employee’s responsibility to notify his or her supervisor of the absence. Funeral leave may be granted on more than one occasion during the year. Funeral leave will only be time off with pay from regularly scheduled work.