3.3.1 - Bereavement Benefit

Last updated on June 24, 2024

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


This policy applies to all full-time employees.


  1. Eligible full-time employees are generally provided five (5) days leave of absence without loss of pay and eligible part-time classified employees are provided the same up to their regularly scheduled weekly hours due to the death of the following family members:
  2. Eligible employees are generally provided two (2) days of their regularly scheduled hours of leave without loss of pay due to the death of other covered family members.  Otehr covered family members are defined as:
  3. Additional leave, while not to exceed three (3) days, may be deducted from the employee’s accumulated sick leave.
  4. 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.
  5. Bereavement leave pay must be appropriately reflected on the employee’s electronic timecard.
  6. Bereavement leave pay is not considered as time worked for the purpose of overtime calculations.
  7. Bereavement leave pay is computed at individual employee’s base rate of pay.