Policy Updates

Mary Deter-Billings, direct Talent Management

Employee Relations conducts a review of current UCO policies and updates as necessary in partnership with those who manage the policy. In December, the following policy changes have been made:

Effective January 1, 2023, the Bereavement policy (formerly known as Funeral Leave) will be updated and was revised for the following reasons:                          

  • The amount of paid leave for a death in the immediate family has been increased from 3 days to 5 days.
  • The definition of “immediate family” was broadened to include those acting in loco parentis, partners, and miscarriages.
  • While making the above changes, we took the opportunity to rename the policy, from Funeral Leave to Bereavement Leave, to better align with the intention behind it.

Bereavement leave is provided to all regular full-time faculty and staff and can be used to attend funerals of family members, grieve and to handle related affairs without disrupting income.

The vacation policy was updated and revised for the following reasons:

  • To match current system limitations regarding front load accruals

Visit the Policy Changes page on The Hub to see a full list of this year’s changes and modifications. If you have any questions regarding policy changes, email Employee Relations.