3.3.1 – Bereavement Benefit

POLICY:  Spoon River College provides eligible employees paid bereavement leave.


This policy applies to all full-time employees.


  1. Eligible employees are generally provided three (3) days leave of absence without loss of pay due to the death of any immediate family member or member of the household (person residing in the home at least 12 months). Members of the immediate family are defined as:
  1. Additional leave, while not to exceed three (3) days, may be deducted from the employee’s accumulated sick leave.
  2. With supervisory approval, a total leave of seven(7) hours per fiscal year may be granted for funerals in case of the death of other family members or close friends.
  3. Bereavement leave pay must be appropriately reflected on the employee’s electronic timecard.
  4. Bereavement leave pay is not considered as time worked for the purpose of overtime calculations.
  5. Bereavement leave pay is computed at individual employee’s base rate of pay.