Office of Human Resources

Bereavement Leave

All regular full time and regular part time employees are eligible for up to three working days leave with pay in the event of the death of a member of the immediate family, and one day for relatives outside the immediate family. In addition and upon request, the employee shall be authorized the use of up to two (2.0) days of accrued Short Term Disability Bank (STDB) time for such purpose. Relatives residing in the employee's household shall be considered members of the immediate family.

Immediate family and relatives, for the purpose of this policy, are as follows:

Immediate Family Relatives
Husband Grandfather
Wife Grandmother
Son Grandson
Daughter Granddaughter
Father Uncle
Mother Aunt
Brother Cousin
Sister Niece
Guardian Nephew
Step-father Brother-in-law
Step-mother Sister-in-law
Step-son Grandfather-in-law
Step-daughter Grandmother-in-law
Father- in-law  
Residing in Household
In Loco Parentis

Additional leave does not accrue if the funeral occurs during other periods of authorized leave. Use of bereavement leave, as indicated above, is to be recorded on the Bi-weekly Time Report. An obituary notice, holy card, or other evidence supporting the leave must accompany the bi-weekly time report upon which the leave is recorded.

Amended and approved by the Board of Trustees: 10/23/06

Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity

Lewis University is an equal opportunity employer. Decisions regarding hiring, compensation, discipline, promotion, termination, or other terms and conditions of employment will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability which is unrelated to the ability to perform the job or which can be reasonably accommodated.