Staff Personnel Manual (SPP)

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Effective: 2/19/1988

Revised: 7/1/2013

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SPP 704–05: Bereavement Leave Benefits

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Purpose

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To provide eligible employees with salary continuance during periods of absence from work for bereavement

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Source

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Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual - 6-806

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Applicability

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Benefits-eligible, regular classified employees, university staff, and non-faculty administrators

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Policy

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Bereavement leave may be used if an employee must be absent because of the death of a parent, parent-in-law, brother, sister, spouse, child, grandparent, grandchild, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and any person who was a member of the employee’s established household, as well as a relative of a member of the employee’s established household. For the death of a relative not covered under this policy, refer to SPP 701–01, “Sick Leave Benefits.”

Employees are eligible for bereavement leave as follows:

  1. up to 3 working days to attend or arrange a funeral service in-state

    or

  2. up to a maximum of 40 hours or one work week, whichever is less, to attend or arrange funeral services out-of-state; for example:

    1. an employee working an 8-hour day or less may be granted up to 5 working days
    2. an employee working a 10-hour day may be granted up to 4 working days
    3. an employee working a 12-hour day may be granted up to 3 working days plus an additional 4 hours.

Bereavement leave benefits are available to employees in a pay status immediately upon hire or benefits-eligibility. All requests for use of bereavement leave must be approved by the employee’s supervisor. A Request for Leave of Absence form is available.

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Cross-Reference

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For more information, see SPP 701–01: “Sick Leave Benefits.”

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