JSU Staff Handbook

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2.10.2 Rest Periods

Rest periods may be offered at mid-morning and mid-afternoon and will not exceed fifteen (15) minutes per break.  Such periods are a privilege and not a requirement and may be withdrawn by the supervisor if the period is abused.  Smoke breaks are not provided in addition to the rest period.
Time not used for rest periods cannot be substituted as time for late arrival to work, early dismissal from work, extended lunch period, vacation time, sick leave, or any leave.  Rest period time cannot be accumulated.  Scheduling of rest periods should not interfere with the department's normal operations.