Bereavement Leave

You are allowed a paid period of time off in the event of a death in your immediate family.

Immediate family is defined as a child, parent, sibling, legal spouse, parent-in-law, same-gender domestic partner, grandparent, grandchild or step-family member.

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

If you require additional time away from work for bereavement, you may use accumulated vacation leave with supervisor approval. 

Time off for bereavement must be entered into the Kronos timekeeping system.

For more detailed information, go to the Staff Handbook or contact the Office of Human Resources at (504) 865-4748.

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