Time off for the death of someone close to you
When a loved one dies, you may need time off to grieve, make arrangements, settle family affairs, and/or attend a funeral or memorial service. Benefits-earning employees are eligible to take paid bereavement leave when approved by a supervisor for the loss of the following people:
- 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
You may take up to 48 hours of paid bereavement leave per payroll year (a 12-month period that starts in late December). As of January 2, 2022, you may take all 48 hours of paid leave at the same time; you're no longer limited to 24 hours per death.
If you need time off for individuals not covered by bereavement leave, such as extended family or friends, or if you need time beyond the provided bereavement leave, you may use PTO/vacation with supervisor approval.
Find additional resources for grief and coping on the employee well-being resources SharePoint site (employee login required).
Questions about leave of absence for bereavement
Contact the HR service center by email at email@example.com or by phone at 612-348-7855.