Work Breaks Policy

Work breaks, or rest periods such as “coffee breaks,” are privileges granted by department supervisors and should not exceed fifteen minutes in the first half of the eight-hour shift and fifteen minutes in the second half of the shift. Such breaks may be shortened or eliminated if work schedules do not permit them. Breaks are intended as rest periods and if not taken cannot be added to another break or used to extend lunch periods, offset lateness or early departure from work, or shorten the 40-hour work week.

Work breaks for part-time employees should be granted at the discretion of the supervisor but generally should not be more frequent than one break per four-hour shift.

Current July 1, 2006