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Early February and Facebooks Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg announced a revised company policy of 20 days paid bereavement leave.  Although it is doubtful that smaller businesses/public sector could sustain such a staggeringly generous term, the considerations of mental health, work life balance and productivity during times of loss need to be carefully considered.  When deciding on appropriate/paid vs unpaid/discretionary allocation be sure to track your decisions so you can self-assess for fairness and consistency.