The Bereavement Leave circular sets out the provisions regarding special leave with pay which may be allowed to a civil servant in the event of the death of a relative. Such leave shall be called ‘bereavement leave’. For the purposes of bereavement leave “immediate relative” means (a) father, step-father, mother, step-mother, brother, step-brother, half-brother, brother-in-law, sister, step-sister, half-sister, sister-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandfather, grandmother or grandchild of an officer.
- 20 working days entitlement will apply where there is a death of.
- A spouse (including a cohabiting partner)
- A child (including adopted children and children being cared for on the basis of ‘in loco parentis’).
- A person in a relationship of domestic dependency.
- 5 working days entitlement will apply where there is a death of.
- An immediate relative
- 1 working day entitlement will apply where there is a death of.
- An Uncle
- An Aunt
- A Niece or Nephew
- In exceptional circumstances, where the civil servant lived with the deceased at the time of their death, or has to take charge of funeral arrangements, this limit may be extended to five working days.