Employee and Retiree Service Center → Employees → Leave information → Bereavement Leave
Bereavement leave is based on the family relationship of the employee to the individual who has died. The language in each of the negotiated agreements is the same regarding the family relationships and is summarized below:Five (5) days -- Child, parent (natural, foster, step or in-law), brother, sister, husband, wife or anyone who has lived regularly in the employee’s householdTwo (2) days -- Brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandparent, grandchild or spouse’s grandparentOnly the Leave Administration team in the Employee and Retiree Service Center (ERSC) may grant additional days by for unusual travel or personal obligations. Principals, directors and other administrators are not authorized to grant extended bereavement leave.
Principals/Supervisors should consult with the ERSC Leave Administration team if there are questions about bereavement leave. Frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers will be posted on the ERSC web site. A copy of the FAQS is attached for your information. If you have questions, please call the Employee and Retiree Service Center at 301 517-8100.
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