570.4 Bereavement Time

P-570.4 The College provides bereavement time as an employment benefit to regular full-time faculty and full and part-time staff hired to work a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week. Project based employees are not eligible for bereavement time.
Pr-570.4.1 In order to make arrangements or attend the funeral of family members listed below, faculty and staff hired to work 80 hours per bi-weekly pay period, may receive up to twenty-four (24) paid hours off (per occurrence) for scheduled work days, not charged to vacation, sick, or personal time. Qualifying family members include the employee’s spouse, domestic partner, children, step-children, parent(s), step-parent(s), grandparent(s), grandchildren, brother(s), sister(s), step-brother(s) and step-sister(s), brother(s)/ sister(s)-in-law, son(s)-/daughter(s)-in law and any of the above mentioned relatives of the spouse or the domestic partner. Bereavement time may also be used for any relative or dependent living in the household of the employee.
Pr-570.4.2 Employees may receive up to eight (8) paid hours off (per occurrence), not charged to vacation, sick or personal time, to attend the funeral of the employee’s or spouse’s/domestic partner’s aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, or cousin when the funeral is scheduled on the employee’s work day. Employees must use vacation or personal time to attend funerals of other individuals who are not specifically identified within this policy. If an employee has exhausted all accrued vacation and personal time, the absence will be unpaid.
Pr-570.4.3 If the death of a family member occurs while an employee is on scheduled personal day(s) or vacation day(s), personal and vacation time can be changed to  bereavement time, in accordance with the above policy and procedures (i.e. making arrangements or attending the funeral of qualifying family members).
Pr-570.4 Employees hired to work less than 80 hours per bi-weekly pay period, may receive pro-rated bereavement time according to their FTE%. (example: 80% employee would be allowed up to 19.20 hours of bereavement (24 hours times .80 = 19.20 hours).
D-570.4.1

Domestic Partner - an unrelated and unmarried person of the same or opposite gender who shares common living quarters with an employee and lives in a committed, intimate relationship that is not legally defined as marriage.

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P Policy PR Procedure D Definition S Supplement

Content Owner: Donna Davis-ddavis@stchas.edu
Page Updated by: Jessica Trimborn
Date Issued:
Date Revised: 2/07, 9/08, 03/11