Procedure 4-27: Lactation

Procedure 4-27: Lactation

    The purpose of this procedure is to provide a process for arranging an appropriate location and a reasonable amount of break time to accommodate employees who are nursing for a period of up to one (1) calendar year after the birth of the nursing child, pursuant to applicable state and federal laws.
  1. Employees should inform their leaders as soon as possible of their intention to continue nursing following maternity leave.  Reasonable notice before the employee returns to duty provides the College time to ensure all necessary arrangements are made prior to the employee’s return from leave.
  2. Once a leader is notified by an employee of the need for a lactation room, the leader will notify the Human Resources (HR) Benefits group.
  3. HR Benefits will coordinate any logistical requirements needed to provide reasonable accommodations for the nursing employee.
  4. The nursing employee will be allowed a flexible schedule to express milk.  For non-exempt employees, the reasonable accommodation ordinarily will consist of additional time in conjunction with the time allowed for lunch or work breaks.  Whenever possible, break time for lactation purposes should run concurrently with any break time already provided to the employee.  Exempt employees will consult with their leaders to arrange an appropriate schedule.  As with non-exempt employees, exempt employees should, when possible, schedule a lactation break concurrently with a lunch period or other scheduled break.
  5. The College will provide a clean, private room that locks (not a public restroom) in reasonable proximity to the work area, where the employee can express milk in privacy.  The room will be furnished appropriately and will also have an accessible electrical outlet for the pump. 
  6. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure the location is clean after each use.


Procedure #:


Procedure Name:

 Lactation Procedure



Adopted Date:

 November 17, 2015

Revision/Reviewed Date:


Effective Date:

 November 17, 2015

Associated Policy: