4.7.14 Death of an Employee

In the event of death of an employee in active service, the University will pay to the beneficiary or estate the salary for the days worked in the month in which he/she dies.  In addition, the beneficiary or estate will be paid for the employee's accumulated personal leave days (not to exceed 30 days per Miss. Code Ann. § 25-3-93).  In the absence of a designated beneficiary, monies will be paid to the beneficiary of such employee as recorded with the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) of Mississippi.
Should an employee die having accumulated major medical leave, such leave is counted as creditable service.  There is no statutory authority to pay an employee's beneficiary for unused major medical leave in the event of an employee's death.