Paid time off for the death of someone close to you
- Child, step-child, grandchild, daughter-in-law, or son-in-law
- Parent, parent-in-law, step-parent, grandparent, or grandparent-in-law
- Sister, brother, sister-in-law, or brother-in-law
- Aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew
- Someone you consider a member of your immediate family
Please note: if approved by your supervisor, you may use PTO/vacation for the deaths of individuals not listed above, such as extended family, a friend, or a family pet. However, bereavement leave, as a separate PTO benefit, may only be used for the instances listed above. Find additional resources for grief and coping on the employee well-being resources SharePoint site (employee login required).
To qualify for bereavement leave
You must earn benefits.
The amount of time off depends on a few factors. These include the closeness of the relationship, how involved you are in making funeral arrangements, and travel time.
Your supervisor approves your leave. If your leave is approved:
- You can get up to 24 hours of paid time off for a death.
- Per payroll year, you can get a maximum of 48 hours of paid time off for multiple deaths. A payroll year is a 12-month period which starts in late December.
Returning to work after bereavement leave
Discuss your return with your supervisor.
Questions about leave of absence for bereavement
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