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Durham University

Human Resources & Organisational Development

Bereavement Leave

3 days paid leave may be granted to members of staff who have experienced the death of an immediate family member.

Up to 5 days paid leave may be granted where the member of staff has responsibility for organising funeral arrangements.

Staff needing only to attend the funeral of a relative or close friend will normally be allowed reasonable time-off with pay, up to a maximum of one day, by arrangement with their Head of Department.

Entitlement to paid annual leave will not be affected by the granting of leave in accordance with the above guidance.

Bereavement Leave should be recorded in Oracle.