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PG-33 Deceased Employee's Final Salary Payment

Policy:  PG-33
Subject: Deceased Employee's Final Salary Payment
 
Approval Date:  07/01/85, 12/05/2019
Revision Date:  03/26/87; 09/15/05, 12/05/2019
Last Review Date: 12/05/2019
 
PURPOSE: To outline the policy to be followed when determining a deceased employee's final salary payment.
 
DETERMINING FINAL DATE FOR PAYMENT FOR A DECEASED EMPLOYEE: The final salary payment will be calculated on a pro rata daily basis to and including the date of death if the deceased was actively employed, while using vacation, sick leave, other paid time off, or on leave with pay. If the deceased employee was included in a vacation plan that provides for the payment of unused vacation at the time of termination of employment, a payment for unused vacation time, if any, will also be included in the final salary check.
 
DEDUCTIONS FROM FINAL PAYMENT: Applicable taxes and benefits deductions shall be made as appropriate from the final salary payment.
 
ISSUANCE OF FINAL SALARY CHECK: The Payroll Office shall issue the final payment to the estate of the employee following state and federal guidelines.