Compassionate Leave

Flower_DetailIn the event of the death of a member of the immediate family, an employee is allowed a leave with pay, not to be charged against sick or annual leave, of up to 3 regular working days in order to attend the funeral or to handle affairs immediately associated with the death. For purposes of this policy, “immediate family member” includes spouse, a domestic partner as defined in Policy 7.04, a child, parent or legal guardian, a sister or brother, a grandparent, or a grandchild. Such familial relationships created by law are also included (i.e. mother/father in law; half or step siblings).

Grief and Loss Assistance

NMSU recognizes you may need help in working through the death of someone you care about. Learning to survive the feelings of sadness and loss is a process that is normal and usually time-limited. See the Grief and Loss Assistance page for more information and resources available to you.

NMSU Policy Reference: 7.20.30 Leaves – Compassionate