Support Staff

Bereavement Days

Eligibility: Regular employees working half time or more will be excused with pay to attend the funeral and/or make necessary arrangements when a death occurs in the employee’s immediate family.

Time Allowed: Up to three (3) days in the case of death of spouse or Other Eligible Individual, child or Other Eligible Individual’s child, parent, sister, brother, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, daughter-in-law, son- in-law, grandparent, grandparent-in-law, grandchild, stepparent, half-sister, half-brother, or relative as specified in the MSU Policy and Procedure or collective bargaining agreements.

One (1) day in the case of the death of an uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece

Other: Funeral leave may be taken during the period including the day of death and the day following the funeral, but shall not exceed three days. Further time required may be granted in accordance with other leave policies.

A reasonable number of employees with supervisory permission may attend the funeral or serve as pallbearers for a deceased employee without loss of pay.

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