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Bereavement Leave

When a death occurs in an employee's immediate family, that employee will be allowed necessary time off with pay up to a maximum of three days to attend the funeral and/or make funeral arrangements. If additional time off is needed, the employee may request vacation time.

Immediate family, for this benefit, is defined as the employee's:

  • Brother or sister
  • Children
  • Grandparent
  • Grandchildren
  • Parents (or legal guardians)
  • Spouse/same-sex domestic partner
  • Spouse's/same-sex domestic partner's parents

Regarding the death of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, other relatives, and very close friends, necessary time off will be granted on the day of the funeral.

Bereavement leave will not be deducted from the employee's sick leave or vacation leave balances. Please notate Bereavement Leave when documenting on time card (non-exempt personnel), monthly leave record (exempt personnel), or on-line through Banner Web.

Questions About Benefits?

Contact Human Resources at (804) 289-URHR (8747) or email URHR@richmond.edu.