AFSCME Local 1703

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO


The Public Employee Union



TO:            All Chapter Chairpersons


FROM:      Patricia Enos, Secretary-Treasurer


RE:            Bereavement Reimbursements



A reimbursement of up to fifty dollars ($50.00) will be paid to each Chapter for flowers sent at the time of death of a dues-paying member, or a member of the immediate family of a dues-paying member of AFSCME Local 1703.


In lieu of flowers, a reimbursement of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) will be paid to each Chapter for donations made to a charity of choice, such as the Heart Fund, Cancer Fund, etc.


Note:  Immediate family of a dues-paying member shall be:


          Spouse – Child – Parent - Brother – Sister – Grandchild – Grandparent


            This reimbursement does not cover the family of a non-member.


Any amount requested in excess of the above amounts shall be paid for by the members of the Chapter requesting such payment.


An AFSCME Local 1703 expense report and a copy of a receipted bill shall accompany all requests for reimbursement.  Please note on the bill if the payment requested is for a member or for one the member’s immediate family.  Failure to do so will delay the reimbursement.


Reimbursements will be made once a month after the fifteenth of each month.


Please send all requests for reimbursement to the following address:


                                    AFSCME Local 1703

                                    P.O. Box 855

                                    Burlington, MA 01803-5855