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Section 100:
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Section 300:
Employee Relations
Section 400:
Professional Conduct
Section 500:
Employee Development
Section 600:
Time Away From Work

601: Holidays 601

602: Paid Leave For Staff

603: Family and Medical Leave

604: Short- and Long-Term Disability Leave

605: Sick Leave

606: Leave without Pay (Leave of Absence)

607: Leave for Military Duty

608: Funeral Leave

609: Voting Time

610: Jury Duty and Court Appearances

611: Inclement Weather

612: Paid Leave For AAPs

613: Injury on the Job and Workers' Compensation [Pdf]

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Human Resources > Time Away From Work > Funeral Leave
Policy Number: 608 Effective Date: 04/30/2003
New: x Revised:

608.1 STATEMENT Georgetown University grants paid funeral leave to eligible employees when a death occurs in an employee's immediate family.  The University also allows eligible employees to use paid leave or unpaid leave to attend observances or conduct personal business related to the death of friends or family members who are not in the employee's immediate family.
608.2 PHILOSOPHY Funeral leave is granted by the University to allow employees time to attend funerals of immediate family members and conduct personal business related to the death of the immediate family member. 
608.3 PROCEDURES Definition
For the purpose of this policy, immediate family is defined as the employee's spouse, parents, legal guardian, children, grandparents, siblings, or any person who stands in the same relationship. 

All employees who are not currently on any form of unpaid leave are eligible to use funeral leave. 

An employee must promptly notify the supervisor regarding the use of funeral leave so that adequate job coverage can be arranged during the employee's absence. 

Length of Leave
Full-time employees are granted up to five working days of funeral (paid administrative leave) for a death-related occurrence.  Part-time employees (those scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week) are granted compassion leave equal to the number of hours the employee is normally scheduled to work during one work week.  Days off may be intermittent or consecutive. 

If additional time is required, the employee may use paid leave or request leave without pay subject to the provisions of that policy.

608.4 RESPONSIBILITY Employees who need to use funeral leave must promptly notify the department and the supervisor about departure and return dates. 

The department must administer this policy reasonably and equitably

608.5 RESOURCE Contact the Human Resources department if you have questions or if you would like more information about this policy. 

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