Employees with a child under 1 year of age shall be provided with reasonable break times and a clean, private place other than a bathroom to express breast milk unless it would cause an undue hardship.
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If an employee determines that her rest periods are not sufficient to express milk, an agency shall:
- Approve the use of accrued annual leave (for which the employee is eligible to use), accrued compensatory time or leave without pay to make up the difference between her normal rest period and the time she uses to express milk and for reasonable breaks other than her rest periods to express milk; or
- Permit the employee to modify her work schedule to make up the difference between her normal rest period and the time she uses to express milk and for reasonable breaks other than her rest periods to express milk.
COMPLAINT (pursuant to Assembly Bill 113 of the 2017 Legislative Session)
An employee may file a complaint with the Employee - Management Committee, if he or she:
- Is not satisfied with the response by the employee's agency or there is no response by the agency to a request for reasonable break times and/or a place to express milk; or
- Alleges that an employee or officer has retaliated against the employee for
- The use of break times or a place to express milk; or
- Any action to ensure compliance with the requirements to allow an employee to express breast milk.