2.10.3 Lunch Periods

In accordance with applicable law, staff employees are entitled to and encouraged to take their lunch period.  Employees are authorized one unpaid meal period for the duration of typically one (1) hour between the hours of 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Employees must be completely relieved of all duties during this period with their respective supervisor and may not alter lunch periods without prior approval of their supervisors.
Non-exempt support staff are allowed to take a paid period up to fifteen (15) minutes for each four (4) hour work period.  Evening and night work schedules provide one (1) hour lunch periods to be scheduled as close to the middle of the work period as possible.  Schedules from 12:00 midnight to 8:00 a.m. do not receive a lunch period.