Funeral Documentation

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by DooDooBrn, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. DooDooBrn

    DooDooBrn New Member

    I informed my manager that I would need 2 days off due to a death in the family. (wake, funeral) He then extended his condolences and said just to inform him on the days I would need. The next day my supervisor who I have been having issues with demanded that I get documentation proving my claim. My question is, am I REQUIRED to show him any documentation. Thanx for the help.
     
  2. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Typically the company doesn't require it but it's better to have it on hand. Bring a copy of the obituary and/or funeral program with you.
     
  3. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Yes. Although it depends on your center manager. When I told my center manager I needed 2 days of for my uncles funeral he said ok. When I got back management didn't ask for any proof. I even got paid funeral leave although I didn't care about getting paid.


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  4. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    I've usually only seen it requested when the employee no call/no shows or has a history of absenteeism. Had a 2 year guy one time no call 4 days in a row, show up to work and claim his aunt had died and he attended the service out of state. After he was fired, we asked him to get a copy of the funeral program and never heard back from him.
     
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  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is what happens when people abuse perks.
     
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  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    How did you get paid for an uncle?
     
  7. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    LOL same thing happened here, but there was a hiring freeze & therefore kept his job.
     
  8. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    If the MANAGER said you were good then I would tell the SUP that you're absence has been approved and he may discuss it with said MGR
     
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  9. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    When my Grandmother passed about 2 years ago, on car said I needed to bring back proof.

    I brought nothing back, and they never asked. I HAD the funeral program, but it's for MY personal memory, NOT UPS'
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    With the Internet, it would be very easy to show "proof ", if needed.


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  11. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Idk. But I did. Wasn't expecting to get paid. I was clear too about it being an uncles death.


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  12. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    When someone passes away, it doesn't necessarily make it into the obits in the newspaper. Usually the funeral home will do that for you as part of their services, but some folks decline. When my father died, it wasn't in the paper. I know management looked because they told me they would have sent flowers if they had known. Not sure I believe them but that's what they said.
     
  13. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    The sup may have said he was good for the time off, but UPS sometimes will require proof that you attended the funeral in order to get the funeral pay.

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  14. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    I got paid for my wife's aunt out of state when I was on preload. Didn't say who died. Didn't realize I needed too. Was just a dumb preloaded. Was not asked for proof either.


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  15. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Would you take a selfie by the casket to show them?
     
  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    A lot depends on your center manager and your work history as to how strict UPS is about funeral pay but its best to save a copy of obit just in case.
     
  17. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Funeral Homes usually have a card with deceased name and short bio or obit. Proof enough.

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  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I like the selfie idea.


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  19. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Ferris Buller's principal, Mr Rooney?
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I tried to find that clip on YouTube.


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