Break Periods

Scope:  Who is Covered by this Policy?                

Classified Staff


For every four (4) consecutive work hours worked, you are permitted to take one (1) 15 minute break period scheduled by your supervisor.

  • Breaks may not be scheduled immediately before or after a meal period or at the start or end of the day.
  • Break periods may not be combined.
  • Break periods are paid time off.

Please note that there are some positions where breaks are not possible.  Your supervisor will notify you of your department’s guidelines.

Related Form(s)

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Additional Resources and Procedures

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Policy Administration

Next Review Date


Responsible Officer

Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Legal Reference

Not Applicable.

Compliance Policy


Revision History


Reference ID(s)

MUPIM 20.16

Reviewing Bodies

  • Associate Vice President for Human Resources
  • Sr. Vice President for Finance and Business Services