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(a) Should a death occur in the immediate family, non-probationary employees will be granted up to three (3) consecutive work days immediately preceding, including, or immediately following the funeral. The employee will be compensated for the regularly scheduled straight-time that they would have worked within the applicable period, Monday through Friday, had such death not occurred.
(b) “Immediate family” shall mean the employee's spouse (see also Section 31(d) below), children, father, mother, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, step-father, stepmother, step-children, grandparents and grandchildren.
(c) In the event of the death of a member of the immediate family serving in the armed services, the employee will be granted an additional one (1) day off when the body is returned for burial plans plus any of the three (3) days not used under (a) above.
(d) Upon the death of a spouse the employee may take up to five (5) days paid funeral leave.