Bereavement Leave Policy
Provided by: Department of Human Resources
Related Links and Resources
- Collective bargaining agreements
- Faculty: Faculty should refer to the handbook of their primary school affiliation for guidance.
- Postdoctoral Scholars’ Handbook
- Policies on Leave
This policy applies to all staff, temporary staff, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, or any other members of the Tufts community who are paid directly by Tufts University’s payroll department, whether hired contractually or who work under faculty or postdoctoral scholar handbooks, or who are not otherwise covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Additional provisions may exist under faculty and postdoctoral scholar handbooks.
You may be granted up to three (3) days of paid bereavement time if there is a death in your immediate family, unless otherwise required by applicable law. Immediate family is defined as spouse, domestic partner, children (including stepchildren), child-in-law, parent-in-law, parent (including stepparent), sibling (including stepbrother and stepsister), sibling-in-law, grandparent, grandchildren and any other relation required by applicable law.
You must inform your supervisor prior to commencing bereavement leave. In administering this policy, the university may require verification of death and relation to the deceased, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
Bereavement leave is paid at your base rate of pay at the time of absence for the number of hours you otherwise would have worked that day.
Leave provided pursuant to this policy will run concurrently with any other applicable leave of absence for covered reasons, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.