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Murray State University
POLICY NUMBER: III J
SUBJECT: REST PERIODS
APPLIES TO: STAFF
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 1993
REVISED FROM: February 17, 1990
All staff who work a minimum of four (4) hours in a work day must be granted a rest period.
1. The supervisor will establish the rest period for the employees which he/she supervises.
2. The following rules shall apply:
a. Time for rest periods must be at least ten (10) minutes and shall not exceed fifteen (15) minutes during each four (4) hour work period.
b. Scheduling of rest periods shall be established so the services to the University will not be disrupted.
c. Rest periods may not be accumulated from day to day or added together to create a prolonged break.
d. Rest periods cannot be foregone to make up for time lost due to absence or tardiness.
e. Rest periods may not be used at the beginning or end of the work schedule or added to the scheduled meal period.
f. No reduction in compensation shall be made for staff employees for scheduled rest periods.