Paid Funeral Leave

Eligibility

All collective bargaining agreements provide for paid funeral leave in the event of death in the immediate family, significantly close relative, or significantly close person.  Because the definitions vary, we have provided a table below for your reference.  Paid funeral leave and Sick leave for the purpose of bereavement are two different types of leave.

Collective Bargaining Language on Paid Funeral Leave

Unit
Definition Time Allowed
C99
HR 2002-21 Five (5) days with pay for each death of an immediate family member or significantly close relative.
E99
  Two (2) paid days of bereavement leave for each death of an immediate family member. Please note: Not applicable to E99 employees, except E99 Police Officer Cadet (class code 8346) only.
M80
HR 2002-21 Five (5) days with pay for each death of an immediate family member or significantly close relative.
M98
HR 2002-32 Five (5) days with pay for each death of an immediate family member or significantly close relative.

1

significantly close relative Article 15.
See Section 15.13
Five (5) days with pay for each death of a significantly close relative, spouse or domestic partner.
2,5,7,9
immediate family member Article15,See Section 15.1 Five (5) days with pay for each death of a significantly close person.
3
immediate family member Article 23.
See Section 23.3
Two (2) days with pay for each death in the immediate family, or Three (3) days with pay if travel of five hundred (500) miles or more is required.

4

significantly close person Article 20.
See Section 20.9
Five (5) days with pay for each death of a significantly close person.

6

immediate family member or significantly close relative Article 18. See Section 18.10 and 18.17 Five (5) days leave with pay for each death of a significantly close relative or immediate family member. Limited hourly employees are eligible for funeral leave if
scheduled to work at the time of the funeral, and will be
paid the number of hours scheduled to work.

8

significantly close person Article 22.
See Section 22.10
Two (2) days with pay for each death of a significantly close person, or Three (3) days with pay if travel of five hundred (500) or more miles is required.
10
significantly close relative Article 15.15 Three (3) days with pay for each death of a significantly
close relative, or
Five (5) days with pay if travel of over five hundred (500)
miles is required.
11
immediate family member Two (2) days with pay for each death of an immediate family member, or Three (3) days with pay if travel of over 500 miles is required