Bereavement/Funeral Leave

Understanding Bereavement/Funeral Leave


Paid bereavement leave for the purposes of preparing, attending, and/or traveling to the funeral for your immediate family or close relative is provided under all collective bargaining agreements and the policies for management and confidential employees.

Upon request, bereavement/funeral leave may be supplemented with other leave credits.

Process to Use Bereavement/Funeral Leave


Notify your Immediate Supervisor and/or Appropriate Administrator (MPP) if the need to use Bereavement/Funeral leave should arise

Enter the leave in SJSU @ Work using Report and View Absences (your manager or a timekeeper in your department can also enter the leave on your behalf)

You will be required to enter the relation of the family member who passed away when you enter the leave

Bereavement/Funeral Leave by Employee Category


Employee Category Number of Paid Days & Guidelines
Bereavement/Funeral Leave by Employee Category 
Physicians (R01) Five (5) days for each death of a significantly close relative.
CSUEU (R02,5,7,9) Five (5) days for an immediate family member.
Faculty (R03) Five (5) days for each death of an immediate family member.
Academic Support (R04) Five (5) days with pay for each death of a significantly close person.
Skilled Trades (R06) Five (5) days for each death of a significantly close relative or immediate family member. Restrictions apply to hourly employees.
Public Safety (R08) Two (2) days for each death of an immediate family member; three (3) days if travel of over five hundred (500) or more miles is required.
IUOE (R10) Five (5) days for each death of a significantly close relative, or domestic partner.
Academic Student Employees (R11) Two (2) days with pay for each death of an immediate family member, or three (3) days with pay if travel of over 500 miles is required.
Confidential (C99) Five (5) days for each death of an immediate family member or significantly close relative.
Management Personnel Plan (MPP)(M80) Five (5) days for each death of an immediate family member or significantly close relative.
Executives (M98) Five (5) days for each death of an immediate family member or significantly close relative.
Excluded (E99, Police Officer Cadet only) Two days for each death of an immediate family member.
All Other Excluded (E99) Not available to employees within this employee category.

See your Collective Bargaining Agreement for definitions of significantly close and immediate family member.

Non-represented employees should review the appropriate policy for their employee category:


For additional information contact Josh Etherington.