Bereavement/funeral

The city knows the death of a family member is a time when employees wish to be with their families. Full-time employees who lose an immediate relative will be allowed paid time off of up to three days to help attend to their obligations and commitments. For the purposes of this policy, immediate relatives include an employee’s spouse, child, foster child, parent/legal guardian, brother/sister, half-sibling, grandchild, grandparent, great-grandparent (includes "in-law" and "step" relationships) and qualified adult (per CAO Policy 46).

Full-time employees who lose an extended relative will be allowed paid time off of up to one day to help attend to their obligations and commitments. For the purposes of this policy, extended relatives include an employee’s aunt, uncle, first cousin, niece or nephew (does not include those of "in-laws" or "step" relationships).

If bereavement leave has been exhausted and employees need additional time away from work, they may request to use up to three days of sick leave.

Employees shall inform their supervisors prior to commencing bereavement leave. In administering this policy, the city may require verification of death.

Reference:
Code of Ordinances, Sec. 21-35. - Funeral Leave.
CAO Policy 46: Qualified Adult Benefits

 

 

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