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Death in the Family (Bereavement Time)

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First Published  :Wed Nov 26 21:59:20 GMT 2014
Last Modified  :Wed Feb 16 14:31:51 GMT 2022
Last Published  :Wed Feb 16 14:31:51 GMT 2022
Summary :  Reference for all employees of Tufts with inquiries about the University policy regarding a death in the family/sympathy days. Audience: All employees who are covered by the employee handbook, not by CBA or contract employment (Note: For faculty, please see the faculty handbook for the faculty member’s school. For post-doc scholars, please see the post-doc handbook).

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    University staff may be granted up to three (3) days of paid bereavement time if there is a death in their immediate family. Immediate family is defined as spouse, domestic partner, children (including stepchildren), daughter/son-in-law, mother/father-in-law, parent (including stepparent), brother or sister (including stepbrother and stepsister), brother/sister-in-law, grandparent, and grandchildren.
     
    Please visit the Tufts HR website and the Employee Handbook for more information on the University’s policy regarding bereavement time.

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