Death of Employee/ Family Member
When an employee or an employee's family member dies, the surviving family members or named beneficiaries may be eligible for certain benefits. Departmental HR staff should report the death immediately so notifications can be made and paperwork started.
CARE Services for Faculty and Staff can provide counseling for employees dealing with the loss of a family member or coworker.
Reporting a Death
Immediately contact the Survivor Assistance staff in Human Resources. They will need the following information:
- The employee's name and employee ID number
- The nearest relative's name, address, and phone number
- The date of death, cause (if an accident, there may be additional benefits due), and city where the death occurred
- The employee's last day worked
Death of an Employee's Family Member
Contact the Survivor Assistance staff in Human Resources when an employee's family member dies to determine whether benefits are due.