Funeral and Honor Guard Leave
- Funeral leave is a leave of absence with pay of up to 24 working hours that may be granted, at the discretion of the appointing authority, to an employee to attend or make arrangements for a funeral, as a result of a death in the employee's family, or in the family of an employee's spouse.
- "Family" means the husband, wife, son, daughter, father, mother, stepparents, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandparents, grandchildren, stepchildren, foster parents, foster children, daughter-in-law, son-in-law.
- Funeral leave and honor guard leave is not considered sick leave or annual leave.
- Honor guard leave is a leave of absence from work with pay of up to 24 working hours per calendar year for an employee to participate in an honor guard for a funeral service of a veteran. The employee must be serving in an essential ceremonial role as part of the official funeral service of a veteran such as a member of the flag bearers, a member of the flag-folding team, a member of the firing party, the bugler, or the honor guard captain.
- In the case of a death in the family, the appointing authority is advised to make the necessary work arrangements, so that a request for funeral or honor guard leave may be granted even if the absence of the employee might interfere with the normal operations of the agency.
- For the death of a relative or friend not covered by the funeral leave rule, it is appropriate to request and use annual leave.