Payroll and Employee Benifits

Funeral Leave Faculty & Professional

Funeral Leave may be taken in the event of the death of a member of a faculty or professional personnel employee's immediate family or household: Husband, wife, father, mother, son, daughter, grandfather, grandmother, grandchild, great grandchild, great grandparent, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, and stepdaughter. 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 (see Section VI, Appendix, page 259-260 for requirements).

The period of paid leave is determined by the distance of funeral services from Muncie, Indiana, as follows: 

3 work days – within 150 mil radius of Muncie; 

4 work days – between 150 – 300 mile radius of Muncie; 

5 work days – beyond 300 mile radius of Muncie; 

7 work days – outside of North America.

If a faculty or professional personnel employee is unable to attend funeral services as outlined above, that employee will be allowed three paid days for bereavement.

Funeral Leave may be taken in the event of the death of a faculty or professional personnel employee's other relatives: stepmother-in-law, stepfather-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, uncle, aunt, nephew, and niece. Paid leave is limited to one work day.

You may check the funeral leave map showing the 150-mile radius and 300-mile radius markers.

For more information you may check the Faculty and Professional Personnel Handbook (PDF).
Payroll and Employee Benefits
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Muncie, IN 47306

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