In 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).
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