Funeral Leave 

Number:

3.2.11 

Policy/Operational Procedure Name:

Funeral Leave

Sponsor:

Kathy McKinley
Executive Director, Human Resources

Custodian:

Human Resources

Effective Date(s):

March 2017; November 28, 2017 (revision)

Next Review Date:

2019-2020

Location:

durhamtech.edu/policies-and-procedures/funeral-leave

Citation:

1C SBCCC 200.94

 

Policy Statement

Durham Technical Community College provides all eligible employees with paid funeral leave.

Procedure

Funeral leave with pay is granted to eligible employees of Durham Technical Community College (Durham Tech) in the event of the death of an immediate family member for the actual time of the funeral as follows:

  • Full-time employees working forty (40) or more hours per week are granted twenty-four (24) hours per calendar year.

  • Full-time employees working thirty (30) to thirty-nine (39) hours per week are granted eighteen (18) hours per calendar year.

Employees who need additional time must seek approval from their supervisor and must use accrued annual, sick, or compensatory (as defined in the Compensatory Time Off policy and noted on an approved Comp Time Sheet) leave for the additional time away from work.

Funeral leave with pay is granted to eligible employees in the event of the death of persons other than immediate family members as follows:

  • Full-time employees working forty (40) or more hours per week are granted eight (8) hours per calendar year.

  • Full-time employees working thirty (30) to thirty-nine (39) hours per week are granted six (6) hours per calendar year.

Employees who need additional time must seek approval from their supervisor and must use accrued annual, sick, or compensatory (as defined in the Compensatory Time Off policy and noted on an approved Comp Time Sheet) leave for the additional time away from work.

In the event of a Durham Tech colleague’s death, an employee may attend the funeral and burial services during his or her work hours without using leave. However, if an employee wishes to attend services for a Durham Tech colleague’s family member, the time away from work will count toward the funeral leave granted employees upon the death of someone other than an immediate family member.

All employees must notify their direct supervisor before commencing funeral leave and record time requested and taken in the Employee Leave System. At its sole discretion, the College may require documentation verifying the need for and dates of funeral leave.

Definitions

For the purposes of this policy, eligible employees are permanent full-time employees who work thirty (30) or more hours per week.

For the purposes of this policy, an immediate family member is a spouse, domestic partner, child, stepchild, mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, stepbrother, sister, sister-in-law, stepsister, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew.