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.
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.”
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.
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.