An employee who is absent during his/her regularly scheduled work week due to the death of an immediate family member shall receive payment for reasonable and customary days absent not to exceed three (3) regularly scheduled work days. The University’s Sick Leave policy (UM1544) references the use of sick leave in the event of death of other family members not covered under the definition of immediate family above.
In addition to the three (3) regularly scheduled work days, sick leave not to exceed two (2) days may be granted if out-of-state travel is necessary in the instance of death of an immediate family member. The days off provided under this policy do not have to be consecutive.
In instances of death of one of the following relatives, sick leave may be granted for a maximum of 22.5 hours (3 days):
- Sons-in-law and daughters-in law
- Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Regular part-time employees, regardless of probationary status, shall be eligible to receive bereavement leave on a prorated basis equal to the percentage of their employment to full-time employment.