Internal Governing Policies


 

#42 - Work Breaks for Civil Service Employees


Approved: April 28, 1993

Monitor: Vice President for Business Affairs


The work schedule of all full-time, non-negotiated civil service employees shall provide for either a fifteen-minute rest period during each one-half of their work day or one thirty-minute rest period during each work day, with the approval of the supervisor.  The University grants permission for employees to leave the campus during the rest period(s) provided they return to their specific work site within the designated period.

Breaks shall be scheduled by the supervisor in a manner which does not interfere with the efficiency of the work unit.  Normally, not all employees should leave the work area at the same time.  The immediate supervisor shall be notified by the employee before leaving the work area for a break.

Rest periods may not be accumulated and/or used for the purpose of late arrival, early departure, or extensions of meal periods.