2019 - 2023 DSA Memorandum of Understanding: Article 17: Meals and Rest Periods
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17.1 Rest Periods
The Department Head may grant rest periods to employees of his/her department. Such rest periods shall not exceed fifteen (15) minutes in any four (4) consecutive hours of work and shall be considered as time worked.
17.2 Lunch Periods
Department heads may grant a lunch period during each daily work shift. The duration of the lunch period may be not less than thirty (30) minutes nor greater than one hour. Different lunch periods may be assigned to different work units in the same County department or division. Lunch periods may be considered as time worked at the discretion of the Department Head.
Employees may, at the direction of the Department Head, receive meals at County expense while on duty in any of the detention facilities. A Department Head may arrange for meals to be provided at County expense to employees who are required to be kept on duty for prolonged periods of time or for emergency situations. The cost of meals shall not be added to the employee's base hourly rate for the purposes of computing the employee's regular rate of pay.
An employee in the class of Deputy Sheriff II who is assigned as a Resident Deputy Sheriff may be required to live in County provided housing. No rent is charged, but the Resident Deputy tenant will be charged an individual maintenance cost. The reasonable cost of housing shall not be added to the employee's base hourly rate in computing the employee's regular rate of pay. Resident Deputies, not provided with County housing, shall receive one thousand fifty dollars ($1,050.00) per month housing allowance. The reasonable cost of housing shall not be added to the employee’s base hourly rate in computing the employee’s regular rate of pay.