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Bereavement Leave Procedures

   

An employee shall be entitled to bereavement leave in case of death in the immediate family (spouse, child, mother, father, mother-in-law, father-in law, grandmother, grandfather, or siblings).  Employees may take up to three (3) days for in state and up to five (5) days for out of state bereavement leave.  Bereavement leave days are not additional allocated days – the days are transferred from available earned leave days. 

District Procedures

Employees who earn paid leave time:

Bereavement Leave is initially reported in iVisions using paid Earned Leave, (Per Bereavement Policy GCCH). The payroll office adjusts the leave from paid Earned Leave to Bereavement Leave upon receiving documentation in the form of a death certificate, funeral service program, or newspaper obituary. The employee should include their name and indicate relation with documentation.  Verified Bereavement leave will not count against the employee’s evaluation attendance goal.

Employees who DO NOT earn leave time:

Bereavement Leave is unpaid and initially reported in iVisions using unpaid Absent Part-Time Leave.  The payroll office adjusts the leave from unpaid Absent Part-Time Leave to Bereavement Leave upon receiving documentation in the form of a death certificate, funeral service program, or newspaper obituary. The employee should include their name and indicate relation with documentation.  Verified Bereavement leave will not count against the employee’s evaluation attendance goal.