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(A) Eligibility and length. If a death occurs in the employee’s immediate family, the employee shall be entitled up to, but not necessarily, three days leave with full compensation. Immediate family shall be defined as grandmother, grandfather, son, daughter, mother, father, brother, sister and spouse. Additionally, the employee shall be entitled to one day of bereavement leave for any of the following: father in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, spouse’s grandmother and spouse’s grandfather.
(B) Extension. Additional bereavement leaves shall be at the determination of the department head. It is the general intention of this policy to allow employees to be compensated while attending the funerals of those closest to them. It is understood that there exist special circumstances wherein the employee may have just cause for requesting bereavement days in addition to those stated above; therefore, in those cases the department head shall make such a determination on a case-by-case basis.
(Ord. 53-1988, passed 11-1-1988)