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Bereavement Leave

Marquette University offers paid funeral leave to all benefit eligible employees. In the event of a death in a benefit eligible employee’s immediate family, the employee will be granted up to three days of pay to attend the funeral and to handle the affairs immediately associated with the death. The bereavement leave will be based on the regularly scheduled hours worked per workday, and days must be taken consecutively. An employee may request vacation time or an unpaid leave of absence, for extending the leave, if necessary and if approved by the immediate supervisor. Employees may be required to provide proof, i.e., death notice, in order to qualify for the paid time off.

The following and only the following are considered members of the immediate family: spouse, registered domestic partner, children, step-children, grandchildren, parents or legal guardians, step-parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, siblings, and step-siblings. In the event of the death of a family member or another individual not considered to be immediate family, vacation or unpaid time may be requested as noted above.




Contact Human Resources


Marquette University Department of Human Resources
David Straz Tower, Room 185
915 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (414) 288-7305 | (414) 288-7425 (FAX)