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Bereavement

BARGAINING UNIT CONTRACT LANGUAGE/POLICY
WHITE COLLAR

In the event of a death in a County employee’s immediate family (spouse/domestic partner, son, daughter, foster child, mother, father, stepparent, stepchild, sister, brother, grandparent, grandchild, or spouse/domestic partner’s mother, father or children), said employee shall be entitled to three of the next 5 working days off with pay. One additional day may be used if interment takes place at a later time, e.g., weeks or months following the death of a family member. A maximum of two (2) accrued fringe days may be used to extend bereavement providing the employee has accrued fringe time available.  Compensation shall be at the employee’s regular hourly rate, exclusive of any shift differential, and shall not exceed the standard hours for that department. A statement covering the absence (form provided by the Personnel Department) must be signed and returned to the Personnel Department within two days of returning to work.

 In the event of the death of a co-worker from the same department, the department head may approve 2.0 hours of paid leave for the purpose of attending calling hours or the funeral. The department head may deny leave if the minimum staffing of the department is not met.

 NOTE: The maximum daily rate for Bereavement will be the hourly salary for the position times the number of hours per day in the standard 5 day workweek of the employee.

BLUE COLLAR

In the event of a death in the County employee’s immediate family (immediate family defined as spouse/domestic partner, son, daughter, mother, father, stepparent, stepchild, sister, brother, grandparent, grandchild, or spouse/domestic partner’s mother, father or children) said employee shall be entitled to three (3) of the next five (5) working days off with pay. One additional day may be used if interment takes place at a later time, e.g., weeks or months following the death of a family member. Compensation shall be at the employee’s regular hourly rate, exclusive of any shift differential, and shall not exceed the standard hours for that department.  A statement covering that absence (form provided by the Personnel Department) must be signed and returned to the Personnel Department on the day the employee returns to work.

ROAD PATROL

In the event of a death in the immediate family (spouse/domestic partner, son, daughter, mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, stepchild, brother, sister, grandparents, grandchild, or spouse/domestic partner’s mother, father or children), of an employee of the Sheriff's Office, said employee shall be entitled to the next three working days off with pay. One additional day may be used if there is a later interment. Compensation shall be at the employee's regular hourly rate, exclusive of any shift differential, and shall not exceed the standard hours of the Sheriff's Office. A statement covering the absence (form supplied by Personnel Department) must be signed and returned to the Personnel Department on the day the employee returns to work.

CORRECTIONS

In the event of a death in the immediate family (spouse, domestic partner, son, daughter, mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, stepchildren, brother, sister, grandparents, grandchildren, or spouse's mother or father) of an employee of the Sheriff’s Office, said employee shall be entitled three of the next five working days off with pay. One additional day may be used if there is a later interment. Compensation shall be at the employee's regular hourly rate, exclusive of any shift differential, and shall not exceed the standard hours of the Sheriff’s Office. A statement covering the absence (form supplied by Personnel Department) must be signed and returned to the Personnel Department on the day the employee returns to work.

MANAGEMENT

In the event of a death in a County employee’s immediate family (spouse/domestic partner, son, daughter, foster child, mother, father, stepparent, stepchild, sister, brother, grandparent, grandchild, or spouse/domestic partner’s mother, father or children), said employee shall be entitled to three of the next 5 working days off with pay. One additional day may be used if interment takes place at a later time, e.g., weeks or months following the death of a family member. A maximum of two (2) accrued fringe days may be used to extend bereavement providing the employee has accrued fringe time available.  Compensation shall be at the employee’s regular hourly rate, exclusive of any shift differential, and shall not exceed the standard hours for that department. A statement covering the absence (form provided by the Personnel Department) must be signed and returned to the Personnel Department within two days of returning to work.

In the event of the death of a co-worker from the same department, the department head may approve 2.0 hours of paid leave for the purpose of attending calling hours or the funeral. The department head may deny leave if the minimum staffing of the department is not met.

 NOTE: The maximum daily rate for Bereavement will be the hourly salary for the position times the number of hours per day in the standard 5 day workweek of the employee.

CONFIDENTIAL

In the event of a death in a County employee’s immediate family (spouse/domestic partner, son, daughter, foster child, mother, father, stepparent, stepchild, sister, brother, grandparent, grandchild, or spouse/domestic partner’s mother, father or children), said employee shall be entitled to three of the next 5 working days off with pay. One additional day may be used if interment takes place at a later time, e.g., weeks or months following the death of a family member. A maximum of two (2) accrued fringe days may be used to extend bereavement providing the employee has accrued fringe time available.  Compensation shall be at the employee’s regular hourly rate, exclusive of any shift differential, and shall not exceed the standard hours for that department. A statement covering the absence (form provided by the Personnel Department) must be signed and returned to the Personnel Department within two days of returning to work.

 In the event of the death of a co-worker from the same department, the department head may approve 2.0 hours of paid leave for the purpose of attending calling hours or the funeral. The department head may deny leave if the minimum staffing of the department is not met.

 NOTE: The maximum daily rate for Bereavement will be the hourly salary for the position times the number of hours per day in the standard 5 day workweek of the employee.