Bereavement Leave

Employee Benefits and Risk Mgmt. Director

Christine Stickler
[email protected]
(865) 215-2111

400 Main St., Room 504
Knoxville, TN 37902

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In case of a death in a regular employee's immediate family, the employee shall be given time off with pay to attend the funeral. Such time shall not be charged to either his/her sick or vacation leave in accordance with the following: 

A. Three (3) days should interment be within a 400 mile radius; 

B. Five (5) days should interment be beyond a 400 mile radius; 

C. Immediate family is defined to include the following: wife, husband, domestic partner, parents, brother, sister, children, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandparents, grandchildren, great grandparents, step-mother, step-father, step-children, legal guardian. 

D. In addition to the above bereavement leave provisions, a regular employee shall be authorized to use up to ten (10) working days of accrued sick leave in the case of the death of a parent, child, domestic partner, or spouse. In such a case, a copy of the death certificate may be required. 

E. Temporary employees are not eligible for bereavement leave.

For more information about bereavement leave, please contact Civil Service at 865-215-2106.