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Bereavement FAQs

  1. Who is eligible for Bereavement?
  2. Can I take bereavement to attend my aunt's Funeral?
  3. How many days are given for bereavement?
  4. If an immediate family member dies while I am on vacation, may I use Bereavement?

 

1. Who is eligible for Bereavement?

Part-time and full-time benefit eligible employees are eligible for Bereavement leave. Faculty, Research Associates, and Scientific Staff are not covered under this policy. Time off is at their department's discretion.

2. Can I take bereavement to attend my aunt's Funeral?

Yes, your aunt is considered an immediate family member. Immediate family is defined by our Bereavement Policy as “the employee’s spouse, domestic partner, legal guardian, son, daughter, mother, father, sister, brother, grandparents, aunt, uncle, niece and nephew, and in-laws of the same categories.”

3. How many days are given for bereavement?

Three days are given as bereavement; and additional days may be arranged in accordance with the Paid-Time Off or Leave of Absence Policies. Proof of necessity may be requested upon return.

4. If an immediate family member dies while I am on vacation, may I use Bereavement?

Yes, if a loss of a family member occurs while you are on vacation you can take the extra days to attend a funeral in accordance with the Bereavement Policy. You must contact your supervisor and inform him/her of the change of plans.

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