Employees seeking time away from work to express breast milk must provide reasonable notice to their supervisor that they intend to express milk during the work day. It is highly recommended that employees notify their supervisor prior to their return to work to allow the supervisor sufficient time to make arrangements necessary to comply with the policy.
Paid break time, unpaid break time, or unpaid meal time, as well as personal leave, or flexible scheduling can be used to express milk. Two 15-minute breaks will be approved as paid break time. Employees may take an additional unpaid break of up to thirty (30) minutes during each four-hour period to express
milk. With the supervisor’s approval, time used to express milk may be made up at the beginning or end of the day.
If an employee has access to a refrigerator, breast milk may be stored in the refrigerator. Any breast milk stored in the refrigerator must be labeled with the name of the employee and the date. Any non-conforming products stored in the refrigerator may be disposed of. Employees storing milk in the refrigerator assume all responsibility for the safety of the milk and the risk of harm for any reason, including improper storage, refrigeration and tampering.
If an employee does not have access to a refrigerator, she should be prepared to carry a cooler and cold packs for personal storage of expressed milk.