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Murray State University
POLICY NUMBER: IV J
SUBJECT: FUNERAL LEAVE
APPLIES TO: STAFF
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 12, 1997
REVISED FROM: July 1, 1993
Funeral leave will be granted due to:
1. Death of immediate family member (immediate family member includes spouse, child or step-child, parent or step-parent, siblings or step-siblings or in-laws).
a. Paid funeral leave may not exceed three working days.
b. Leave with pay may be extended if extensive travel is involved. The total time off with pay cannot exceed five working days.
2. Death of a close relative or close relative of a spouse (grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, or aunts).
a. An employee may be granted one paid day off if the death and/or funeral is during the employee's normal workweek.
b. An employee who is solely involved in handling burial responsibilities will follow "Death of immediate family member" above.
3. Death of other relatives (including nieces and nephews), associates, or close friends.
Time off shall be charged to accrued vacation or leave without pay.