Policy Statement:1. The University will seek to provide a "reasonable break time" for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for up to one (1) year after the child's birth.
3. Mothers intending to take breaks for purposes of this policy must provide advance notice of their intent to utilize this policy. Such notice should be provided to the employee's immediate supervisor and the Office of Human Resources.
4. Non-exempt employees should, to the extent possible, use their regularly provided rest period for purposes of this policy. If extended or additional rest periods are necessary, the employee will be required to use vacation leave or compensatory time; otherwise, such rest periods will be without compensation. See generally Section 7.07 of the WSU Policies and Procedures Manual.
Supervisors and employees should work together to comply with the intent
and purposes of this policy. Questions about implementation of the
policy should be addressed to the Office of Human Resources and/or the
Time spent expressing milk at work will not count against an employee's
Family Medical Leave Act entitlement. See generally Section
3.34 of the WSU Policies and
The Vice President for Administration and Finance shall have primary responsibility for publication, dissemination and implementation of this University policy.
March 7, 2011