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Bereavement Leave

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE AND THE AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION, AFL-CIO

Re:
Bereavement Leave

APWU represented employees may use a total of up to three workdays of annual leave, sick leave or leave without pay, to make arrangements necessitated by the death of a family member or attend the funeral of a family member.

Authorization of leave beyond three workdays is subject to the conditions and requirements of Article 10 of the National Agreement, Subsection 510 of the Employee and Labor Relations Manual and the applicable local memorandum of understanding provisions.

Definition of Family Member.
“Family member” is defined as a:
(a) Son or daughter — a biological or adopted child, stepchild, daughter-in-law or son-in-law;
(b)Spouse;
(c)Parent; or
(d)Sibling — brother, sister, brother-in-law or sister- in-law; or
(e)Grandparent.