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Rest Periods

Fifteen-minute breaks with pay are scheduled based on the needs and at the convenience of the department for part-time employees working three or more consecutive hours in any one period. Breaks cannot be accumulated or used for other purposes, such as leaving work early or adjusting work schedules. The University Policy reads, “rest period privileges may be withdrawn if abused.” Breaks are to be taken outside the work area, if feasible; in any case, employees on a break should not distract other employees who are working.