Policy Summary

Establishes that city employees must be allowed unpaid work breaks for expressing breast milk for up to one year after the child's birth, with other accommodations, including use of private office space for milk extraction.

Background Information

State Florida
Jurisdiction Name Alachua
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Limited scope
Only applicable to city employees.
Food System Category Get;
Evidence for Health

This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:

For research on the potential effectiveness, please review the category links above.

We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Refers to mothers/women and children (§ 2-152(6)).

Health-related goal?

Support for breastfeeding supports public health goals.

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

"The Personnel Policies and Procedures establishes policies and defines procedures which will serve as a guideline to administrative actions concerning personnel activities. ... It is the intent of the City to provide policies of personnel administration consistent with accepted personnel practices and to promote good employer/employee relations. ...." § 2-61.

Includes definitions?

§ 2-81.

Addresses implementation?

"A private office space will be provided that will shield the employee from view and will be wholly free from coworker or public intrusion. If such need arises, simply contact Human Resources, and necessary breaks and corresponding office space will be provided." § 2-152(6).

Enforcement provisions?

"Violation of any the policies found within may be grounds for rejection for employment, demotion, reduction in compensation, verbal and/or written reprimand, suspension and/or termination of employment or any combination thereof." § 2-69. Process for filing grievances is addressed in Sec. 2-441 to 2-444.

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

Chapter 2 (Administration), Article III (Officers and Employees), Division 2 (Personnel Policies and Procedures), Subdivision VI (Hours of Work and Employee Schedules). Ordinances: Ord. No. 16-09, § 1(Exh. A), 7-25-2016.


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