This policy covers floral arrangements for funerals of Duke faculty/staff and members of their immediate family and for hospitalized employees. [Immediate family members include spouse, child, mother, father, sister, and brother.] Duke (through the individual department) will continue to pay for floral arrangements in the event of a hospitalization of an employee, death of an employee, or death of an immediate family member.
When notified by a department of the death of an employee or of a member of an employee's immediate family, the department will call and request a floral arrangement be sent in the name of Duke University and Health System and the department. A small floral arrangement is sent to an employee who is hospitalized to the hospital where the employee is an inpatient. Memorial Contributions, in lieu of flowers, are no longer available. The procedure to order and purchase flowers is listed below.
In the event of the death of an employee or member of the employee's immediate family, the department designee should complete a Request Form and contact the approved florist.
In the event the visitation was missed or if there is no service, a sympathy plant can be delivered to the employee’s local home address or the employee’s Duke address. Complete a Request Form and call the approved florist to have flowers sent in the name of Duke University / Duke University Health System and the department.
In the event an employee is hospitalized, the department designee should complete a Request Form and call the approved florist.
Call the vendor with the information and document name, date and time of call for department records.