University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Article 20 Leave for Death in Family

20.1 The employer will approve up to twenty-four (24) hours (3 workdays) of compensated funeral leave with pay in cases of death in the immediate family. This time will be deducted from sick leave or vacation leave. Supervisors may approve the use of additional time to be deducted from vacation leave. Immediate family shall include spouse, cohabitors, cohabitor’s parents, registered same sex domestic partners, children, stepchildren, parents, parents of spouse, and the stepparents, grandparents, guardian, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, or wards of the employee. In addition, with the approval of the supervisor, employees may use sick leave to serve as pallbearers or to attend funerals of individuals not identified above.