The Catholic University of America

Bereavement Leave


Approved by: The President and his Council
History: Issued --June 1, 1994
  Revised --
  Additional History
Related Policies:  
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Responsible Official:

Associate Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer tel. 202-319-5050



When there is a death in the immediate family of an employee, a leave of absence with pay may be granted for as many as five (5) working days. The "immediate family" is defined as a spouse, child, including adopted and step child, parent, parent-in-law, sibling or legal guardian.One day of leave with pay may be granted to allow an employee to attend the funeral of a close friend or relative.