VI. 600 - Bereavement Leave

Up to 3 days of paid bereavement leave will be provided to regular, full-time and part-time staff members. Two additional days of paid leave may be provided for travel in excess of 300 miles.

Bereavement leave will normally be granted unless there are unusual business needs or staffing requirements. Staff members may, with their supervisors' approval, use any available paid leave except sick leave benefits, for additional time-off as necessary. At the supervisor's discretion, bereavement leave will be provided to attend the service of other associates or close friends (not to exceed one half day maximum).

Drury University defines "immediate family" as the staff member's spouse, parent, child, sibling; the member's spouse's parent, child, or sibling; the staff member's child's spouse; grandparents or grandchildren. Special consideration will also be given to any other person whose association with the staff member was similar to any of the above relationships.

Staff members who wish to take time-off due to the death of an immediate family member should notify their supervisor immediately.

Bereavement pay will be calculated based on the staff member's straight-time pay rate (as of the date of the bereavement leave) times the number of hours the staff member would otherwise have worked that day. Bereavement hours will not count as hours worked for overtime purposes.