(a)   An employee shall be granted three days leave with pay, not chargeable to sick leave, for the purposes of attending the funeral of a member of the employee's immediate family. "Immediate family" shall be defined as husband, wife, mother, step-mother, mother-in-law, father, step-father, father-in-law, brother, step-brother, brother-in-law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in-law, grandchild, grandparents of employee, grandparents of spouse of employee, or any person who resided for an extended period of time in the home of the employee under dependent status.
   (b)   The chief of the division and/or director of the department may request proof of death from an employee for bereavement leave. One of the following three items will be considered acceptable as proof of death:
      (1)   A newspaper clipping;
      (2)   A death certificate; or
      (3)   A statement from a funeral director.
(Ord. 49-1997. Passed 6-9-97; Ord. 98-2005. Passed 1-23-06; Ord. 10-2018.  Passed 3-12-18.)