Bereavement Leave

You are allowed a paid period of leave 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.

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.

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.

HR, University Square, 200 Broadway, Suite 122, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5280