6328 Classified Staff Bereavement Leave

Full-time classified staff are eligible for a maximum of three (3) days per year with full pay for absence in case of death of an immediate family member defined as: spouse, children, step children, mother, father, brother, sister, mother-in-law, father-in- law, son-in- law, daughter-in- law, brother-in- law, sister-in- law, grandparent, grandchild, or person residing in the same home as part of the family. One day may be allowed for the funeral of a relative or close friend not defined as “immediate family”.  Staff who are hired after the beginning of the fiscal year (August 5th) will receive a pro-rated benefit for the remainder of that fiscal year.


The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave of absence under certain conditions. See Personnel Policy 6334 for a complete explanation.



Legal References:         The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (29 U.S.C. §§ 2601 et seq. (1994)

and 29 CFR Part 825 (1996))


Policy Adopted:  10.13.2016