Chapter 30: Bereavement Leave Policy
It is the policy of The University of Texas at El Paso to provide employees of the University with up to three (3) workdays of paid leave because of a death in the employee’s family.
This policy applies to employees of the University who are required to work at least twenty (20) hours per week for a period of at least four and one-half months, and are not employed in a position which requires the employee to be a student as a condition of the employment.
30.2.2 Employee’s Family
For the purposes of this policy, the death of an employee’s spouse, or an employee’s or spouse’s parent, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild, or child is considered to be a death in the employee’s family.
30.3.1 Notification and Approval
Bereavement leave may be used immediately upon notification and approval by the employee’s supervisor, or the leave may be taken at a later time with supervisory approval. A leave request form should be used to document the use and approval of the leave.
30.3.2 Additional Leave
The employee’s supervisor may grant additional leave in consultation with Human Resource Services. Any additional leave granted should be taken as vacation leave or compensatory time. If both are unavailable, leave without pay may be used only with supervisory approval.