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DMACC Policies and Procedures 
    
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HR3725 - Bereavement Leave


Procedure

Section: HUMAN RESOURCES PROCEDURES

SubSection: LEAVE

Master List Section: Human Resources

  1. Institutional Regulations
    1. Regular full-time employees shall be eligible for 5 days (40 hours) of Bereavement Leave per fiscal year.
    2. Regular part-time employees shall be eligible for a prorated share of Bereavement Leave based upon their FTE.
  2. Procedures
    1. Bereavement Leave is granted for attendance at funerals, visitations, or other purposes directly related to a death of a person. If time away from work for visitation or attendance at the funeral of a Regular employee has been approved by the supervisor, no leave usage shall be required.
    2. Bereavement Leave Accrual
      1. Employees shall be eligible for their full allotment of Bereavement Leave at the beginning of the fiscal year.
      2. Employees hired on or after January 1 shall receive 2.5 days (20 hours) of Bereavement Leave, or half of their prorated share, in their initial fiscal year of employment.
      3. Bereavement Leave is not cumulative and unused days may not be carried into the next fiscal year.
    3. Bereavement Leave Usage
      1. Support Staff, Confidential Clerical, IES Administrative Support, and Trail Point Support employees may use Bereavement Leave in one-hour increments.
      2. Administrative/Professional, IES Administrative Professional, and Faculty Employees may use Bereavement Leave in half or full-day increments.
      3. Support Staff, Confidential Clerical, IES Administrative Support, and Trail Point Support employees may use Bereavement Leave only for immediate family members during the first 90 calendar days of their probationary period. Immediate family members shall be defined as spouse, children, step-children, parents, and step-parents.
      4. Employees may use Bereavement Leave only to the extent that it is available.
    4. Bereavement Leave Approval
      1. An employee who wishes to use Bereavement Leave shall request permission from the immediate supervisor as far in advance as possible. The employee shall request prior approval according to procedures established by the supervisor. Bereavement Leave usage shall be reported on Employee Web,


Cross Reference:
Policy HR426 - Employee Leave 

Adopted: October 1, 2002
Reviewed: Annually

Revised:
November 1, 2007

November 1, 2008

November 1, 2009

October 1, 2014

February 21, 2017

March 20, 2018

September 1, 2020



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