University Human Resource Services

Funeral Leave

Funeral leave may be taken in the event of the death of an employee's immediate family or household:

Blood Relative     

Step Relatives 

In-Laws

Husband
Wife
Father
Mother
Son
Daughter
Brother
Sister
Grandmother
Grandfather
Grandchild
Great Grandmother

Stepfather
Stepmother
Stepson
Stepdaughter 

 

 

 

 

Father-in-law
Mother-in-law
Son-in-law
Daughter-in-law

 

 

 

 

Funeral leave is also extended to qualified same-sex domestic partners if they meet certain requirements as defined in the Board Report dated July 18, 2003.

The distance of funeral services from Muncie determines the period of leave as follows:

3 workdays - within a 150-mile radius of Muncie

4 workdays - between 150-mile to 300-mile radius of Muncie

5 workdays - beyond a 300-mile radius of Muncie

7 workdays - outside of North America.

(The additional days for travel are granted only when the employee travels to the services.)

Check the funeral leave map to see where the 150-mile radius and 300-mile radius markers are.

Funeral leave may also be taken in the event of the death of an eligible employee's  other relative:  

Blood Relative   

Uncle
Aunt
Nephew
Niece

Step Relatives 

Stepfather-in-law
Stepmother-in-law

 

In-Laws

Brother-in-law
Sister-in-law

 

Paid leave is limited to 1 workday. With the exceptions as noted, the following rule applies:

If an employee is on a paid or unpaid leave at the time of the death of a family member (as defined within the funeral leave policy), funeral leave is not available to that employee.

Exception One: If an employee has taken an Emergency Leave, a non-intermittent Family and Medical Leave, or Sick Leave (limit of 40 hours per fiscal year) to care for a qualified family member, that leave terminates upon the death of the qualified family member and funeral leave would be available.

Exception Two: The employee is on an intermittent Family and Medical Leave.

Time off with pay may be granted to attend the funeral of a fellow employee. Such time off must be approved by the department head and University Human Resource Services and will be limited to the employees in the same work unit as the deceased employee. The interpretation of work unit will be the responsibility of the department head.

University Human Resource Services
Administration Building (AD), Room 350
2000 University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: 765-285-1834
Fax: 765-285-8663
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