University employees are provided with paid time off for making arrangements, settling family affairs, bereavement, and/or attending the funeral or memorial service of a member of the immediate family.

Policy Statement

University employees are provided with paid time off for making arrangements, settling family affairs, bereavement, and/or attending the funeral or memorial service of a member of the immediate family.

Reason for Policy

This policy outlines guidelines for employees when taking bereavement leave.

Who Is Governed by this Policy

Staff

Policy

Adelphi University will grant up to a maximum of five (5) working days off with pay in the case of a death of a member of the employee’s immediate family. In the case of a death of relatives other than members of the immediate family, one (1) day’s absence with pay will be granted.

All non-union full-time employees and part-time (on a pro-rated basis) are covered. Bereavement leave for union employees is covered in the applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Definitions

For purpose of this policy, immediate family members are considered to be:

  • spouse
  • parents
  • siblings
  • children
  • grandparents
  • mother-in-law
  • father-in-law
  • brother-in-law
  • sister-in-law
  • relatives living in the same household as the employee

Procedures

  1. Paid bereavement absences should be recorded on the time sheets as “BL”.
  2. If employees are absent for a period extending beyond the Bereavement Leave entitlement due to settling an estate or personal matters relative to a death in the family, and the employee does not have accrued time with pay remaining (e.g. vacation, personal days), a Leave of Absence, without pay may be applied for (see Leave of Absence Policy).

Forms

This policy does not have forms associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.

Related Information

This policy does not have related information at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.

Document History

  • Last Reviewed Date: January 19, 2018
  • Last Revised Date: January 19, 2018
  • Policy Origination Date:  Not known

Who Approved This Policy

Jane Fisher, Director of Employment, Employee and Labor Relations

Contacts

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