Bereavement Leave

You are allowed a paid period of leave in the event of a death in your immediate family. For purposes of bereavement leave, “immediate family” means child, parent, sibling, legal spouse, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild or stepfamily member.

The maximum bereavement leave is three (3) working days for a funeral held within one hundred (100) miles of New Orleans or five (5) working days for a funeral held more than one hundred (100) miles from New Orleans.

Full-time and part-time staff employees who have completed at least six (6) months of continuous employment with the University will receive pay during bereavement leave. Part-time employees will receive pay based on the percentage of full-time for which they are scheduled.

If you require additional time away from work for bereavement, you may use accumulated vacation leave. You will continue to accumulate vacation leave and sick leave to the extent it accrues during periods of bereavement leave for which you receive pay. 

Staff Handbook