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Bereavement, Court, Military & Reserve Leave

Leaves of Absence

Bereavement Leave

Eligible employees may take bereavement leave depending on the relationship to the deceased. A memo from the department head must be submitted with the time and attendance report stating the relationship to the employee and dates they are taking as Bereavement Leave.

4 Consecutive Working Days

  • Spouse
  • Domestic Partner
  • Child
  • Parent
  • Brother
  • Sister
  • Grandparent
  • Grandchild
  • Person living in the immediate household
  • Parent of a spouse or domestic partner

Additional for Classified Staff Union only:

  • Stepchild
  • Stepparent
  • Stepbrother
  • Stepsister
  • Former legal guardian

2 Consecutive Working Days (Faculty & Librarian 1 day only)

  • Son-in-Law
  • Daughter-in-Law
  • Spouse or Domestic Partner's:
    • Brother
    • Sister
    • Grandparent
    • Grandchild
Court Leave

Eligible employees may receive regular salary when called to serve for jury duty or act as a witness on behalf of a governmental body. The appropriate court document and/or jury duty notice must be submitted to the Human Resources Office.  If you receive payment from the court for attending jury duty for three or more days you must endorse the check to the university and submit the check to the Human Resources Office.

Military Leave

Paid military leave is granted to eligible employees called to duty in the armed forces of the commonwealth in the event of natural disaster or civil disturbance; unpaid leave for extended periods of active duty. Please see FMLA for Military Family Leave.

Reserve Leave

Eligible employees may receive up to 17 paid working days per year for temporary reserve active duty for training in the Armed Forces.