ADMINISTRATIVE RULE NO: 6060-04

RELATED TO BOARD POLICY SERIES NO: 6060

TITLE: BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

PURPOSE

To define benefit parameters, terms of eligibility, and the administrative process for accessing leave with pay in the event of a family member’s death.

STATEMENT

Bargaining Unit Employees

Terms and conditions for accessing bereavement leave for employees subject to collective bargaining agreements shall be governed by those respective agreements; failing such provisions, Board policies and administrative rules shall apply.

Management, Exempt, and Confidential Employees

-Eligibility Provisions

In the case of death of a member of the employee's family, leave of absence with full pay shall be granted upon request. The family shall be interpreted as husband, wife, domestic partner, father, mother, son, daughter, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, grandfather, grandmother, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepsister, stepbrother, step-grandmother, step-grandfather, father- in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchild, and any other member of the employee’s immediate household.

In the event of death of an employee’s close friend, coworker or member of the college community with whom the employee has a close relationship, the employee shall be granted such time as is required, up to (1) regular working day, as leave with pay for the purpose of attending the funeral.

-Requesting Leave and Limits

Employees may request bereavement time off through their direct supervisor, indicating the specific familial relationship to confirm eligibility, and any other pertinent circumstances. In the case of unusual circumstances, the supervisor may require a certificate from a medical doctor or other acceptable source as proof of death.

Leaves granted shall be from one to five (5) days in length per occurrence. Leave duration shall depend upon individual need and circumstances as determined by dialog between the employee and the supervisor. Hours/days taken shall be logged and designated as bereavement leave on the employee’s time sheet.

Leave requested beyond five (5) days may be requested in accordance with applicable family leave statute.

PART TIME STAFF

Part time non-bargaining employees may access accrued paid sick time in a family bereavement situation as per applicable family leave statute. Family members shall be defined as above in the Management Exempt eligibility provisions.

DATE OF ADOPTION: 1/12/12

DATE(S) OF REVISION(S): 05/04/17

DATE OF LAST REVIEW: 05/04/17