|Policy Number: 608
||Effective Date: 04/30/2003
||Georgetown University grants paid funeral leave to
eligible employees when a death occurs in an employee's immediate
family. The University also allows eligible employees to use paid leave
or unpaid leave to attend observances or conduct personal business
related to the death of friends or family members who are not in the
employee's immediate family.
||Funeral leave is granted by the University to allow
employees time to attend funerals of immediate family members and
conduct personal business related to the death of the immediate family
For the purpose of this policy, immediate family is defined
as the employee's spouse, parents, legal guardian, children,
grandparents, siblings, or any person who stands in the same
All employees who are not currently on any form of unpaid leave are eligible to use funeral leave.
An employee must promptly notify the supervisor regarding
the use of funeral leave so that adequate job coverage can be arranged
during the employee's absence.
Length of Leave
Full-time employees are granted up to five working days of
funeral (paid administrative leave) for a death-related occurrence.
Part-time employees (those scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week)
are granted compassion leave equal to the number of hours the employee
is normally scheduled to work during one work week. Days off may be
intermittent or consecutive.
If additional time is required, the employee may use paid
leave or request leave without pay subject to the provisions of that
||Employees who need to use funeral leave must promptly
notify the department and the supervisor about departure and return
The department must administer this policy reasonably and equitably
||Contact the Human Resources department if you have questions or if you would like more information about this policy.