Notification of Death Policy
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
NOTIFICATION OF DEATH POLICY
At Saint Louis University, we support each other during times of loss, reaching out with compassion to our colleagues when a loved one passes away. In the spirit of St. Ignatius, we join in prayer to bring comfort to our grieving colleagues and their families.
As such, Human Resources will notify designated officials of the University of the passing of either an active faculty or staff member or the passing of the immediate family of active faculty and staff so that the employee and his or her family may be remembered in the thoughts and prayers of colleagues and friends.
All active faculty and staff and their immediate family members, to include spouse, children, parents, siblings, grandparents and grandchildren, in-laws, and any other relative who lives in the family household.
It is the policy of Saint Louis University to notify designated officials of Saint Louis University of the passing of an employee or a member of their immediate family. This policy does not apply to retirees, former employees, or faculty emeritus.
The department head should designate a contact person for each department. This designee will be the point of contact who will notify the Human Resources Director of Training and Communications of the passing of an employee or a member of their immediate family. The notification to Human Resources should include the funeral arrangement details and a family members name and address for condolences. The department designee should notify MARCOM - Marking and Communications of the passing of a retiree, emeriti faculty, or other prominent individuals.
Upon notification to Human Resources of the passing of an employee or member of the employees immediate family, Human Resources will prepare a notice which will include (1) the employee's name, (2) the name of the deceased, (3) University connection (i.e. department, job title, length of service), (4) name and address of family member for condolences, (5) date of death, (6) funeral arrangements, and (7) departmental contact person and telephone extension. Human Resources will notify the following individuals:
This policy was approved by the President and the executive staff of Saint Louis University.