Employees may use up to three days of earned major medical leave per occurrence due to a death in the immediate family. If additional time is needed for that absence, major medical leave and/or personal leave policies and procedures apply as appropriate.
Employee: This generally includes faculty and staff employees who are working on paid appointments by the University. It generally excludes students or temporary employees. For specific information on who is considered an employee, contact the Human Resources Department.
Supervisor: An employee designated by management who exercises major supervisory functions over another employee or employees. These functions include hiring, evaluating, assigning work, and disciplining employees.
Immediate Family: Immediate family is defined as spouse, parent, step-parent, sibling, child, step-child, grandchild, grandparents, son- or daughter- in-law, mother- or father-in-law or brother- or sister-in-law.
In the event of death in the immediate family as defined under personal leave, an employee may use up to three days of earned major medical leave in any calendar year when required to be absent from duty because of the death. Personal leave may be used for absences due to a death in the immediate family or for additional days needed after three days of major medical leave have been used during a calendar year.
Employees must notify the supervisor immediately of the reason for absence and must keep the supervisor informed of the situation.