No, only the Leave Administration team in the Employee and Retiree Service Center (ERSC) can authorize additional bereavement leave.
The negotiated agreements do not provide for bereavement leave in this event. Employees should use personal or annual leave to attend the funeral.
The employee may request additional bereavement leave using form 430-1. Only the ERSC can approve additional time.
Bereavement leave is intended for the funeral arrangements and services immediately following a death. Requests for leave after this period should be discussed with the ERSC.
Unless the grandparent had (a) legally adopted the employee, and therefore was a legal parent or (b) lived in the same household as the employee, the current negotiated agreements only allow for two (2) days of bereavement leave.