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Meal Times and Breaks

Meal and break times are provided to refresh, relax, and refuel you for the day's work.

Since each department's and employee's needs are different due to varying work loads and hours of work, your administrator will inform you of meal and break schedules for your area.

Although meal and break periods are regarded as an employee benefit, these periods may be interrupted or canceled due to work loads and demands. In addition, using accumulated break time to leave work early must be approved in advance by the supervising administrator.

Meal periods will run from thirty to sixty minutes in length and breaks will be twenty minutes long.

While meal periods are counted as unpaid time, your break periods are included in your paid work time.