University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Article 18 Leave for Death in Family

18.1 The Employer will approve compensated funeral leave with pay in cases of death in the immediate family. This time will be deducted from sick leave or vacation leave and shall be limited to what is reasonably necessary to make funeral arrangements and/or attend funeral services. Immediate family shall include spouse or cohabitor or registered same sex domestic partner; children (including foster and stepchildren, and foster, step children and children of the employee’s registered same sex domestic partner); the employee’s parents, grandparents, guardian, grandchildren, siblings, wards, or spouse’s parents, grandparents, brothers or sisters, or registered same sex domestic partner’s parents, grandparents, brothers or sisters.