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03.02.120.a Rest Periods





For an employee on an 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedule, rest periods are to be taken in the morning between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and in the afternoon between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Employees on other schedules should have their supervisor specify times for rest periods in the middle of each half of the 8-hour schedule.  Part-time employees are entitled to a rest period during any work session of three (3) hours or more.  Supervisors will stagger the breaks for employees within the same office in order to maintain uninterrupted service.  The rest period is intended to be a recess to be preceded and followed by an extended work period.  Consequently, it may not be used to cover a staff member’s late arrival or early departure, or to extend a lunch period, and it may not be accumulated or used for lost time away from the job or for any other purpose.