The University will provide reasonable breaks for nursing employees to express breast milk for one (1) year after the nursing child’s birth. The University will also provide a place, other than a bathroom, for employees to express breast milk. This policy will be construed consistent with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
If any part of this policy does not reflect the Collected Rules and Regulations (CRR), the provisions of the CRR will govern.
HR Policy Provisions
- Break Time
- The University will provide reasonable break times for an employee to express breast milk for such employee’s nursing child for one (1) year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk. The frequency and duration of breaks needed to express milk will likely vary.
- Employees should contact human resources to request reasonable accommodations for break times to express breast milk for their nursing child for more than one (1) year after the child’s birth.
- Break Location
- The University will provide a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public which may be used by an employee to express breast milk. If space is not dedicated for expressing milk, it must be available when needed.
- Space temporarily created or converted into a space for expressing milk or made available when needed is sufficient, provided that the space is shielded from view, and free from any intrusion from co-workers and the public.
- Employees should contact their university’s human resources office for information about places for expressing breast milk.
- Pay for Break Time
- The nursing employee must be completely relieved from duty during the break time for expressing breast milk, or such time will be counted as hours worked.
- An employee who uses a rest period as outlined in HR-503 for expressing breast milk will be compensated in the same way that other employees are compensated for these rest periods.
- Employees may be required to use available paid time off for break times which extend beyond typical rest periods outlined in HR-503.
Date Created: 01/01/2010
Updated: 01/01/2010; 11/01/2020; 05/05/2023