Lactation Policy

Hutchinson Community College acknowledges the worksite accommodation law in the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act enacted in March 2010, which amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore provides breastfeeding employees the following lactation accommodations.  Students will be provided these accommodations as well.

Lactation Accommodation Provisions

Reasonable Time to Express Milk at Work

Employees and students shall be provided reasonable time to express milk while at work for up to three years following the child’s birth each time the employee has need to express milk. Employees should use usual break and meal periods for expressing milk, when possible. If additional time is needed beyond the provided breaks, employees may use personal leave or may make up the time as negotiated with their supervisors.

A Private Area for Milk Expression

Employees and students will be provided with a private place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from co-workers and the public, to express breast milk. The rooms are listed at the end of this policy. 

No employee shall be discriminated against for breastfeeding or expressing milk during the work period, and reasonable efforts will be made to assist employees in meeting their infant feeding goals while at work.

Any act found to be intentional that invades a nursing mother’s privacy shall be treated as a disciplinary offense and reported to the appropriate supervisor.

Employer Responsibilities

Hutchinson Community College will:

Employee/Student Responsibilities

Breastfeeding persons utilizing lactation support services will:

Students may inquire at the Information Counter, main floor of the Parker Student Union, about locations and contact persons.

PROPOSED LACTATION LOCATIONS (Additional locations will be included when identified)

STRINGER FINE ARTS – Dressing Room # 148 or #147 – Contact Secretary – 620.665.3503

SHEARS TECHNOLOGY CENTER – Conference Room # 107 – Contact Secretary – 620.728.8104

LOCKMAN HALL/PARKER STUDENT UNION – Human Resource Conference Room – Contact Placement Specialist – 620.665.3495

RIMMER LEARNING CENTER – Room 115 – Contact Administrative Assistant - 620.728.8125 (available M-TH evenings and Sundays during academic year)

NEWTON AXTELL CENTER – Conference Room - Contact Secretary – 316.283.7000

McPHERSON CENTER – Workforce Development Room # 117 – Contact Secretary – 620.245.0202

PIONEER BUILDING/SOUTH CAMPUS – Dispatch Room – Contact Secretary - 620.728.4406

FIRE SCIENCE – Contact Administrative Assistant – 620.728.4460

BUILDING 12 – Audio Lab – Contact Secretary – 620.665.3349

DAVIS HALL/PEEL CENTER – Rm 223 – Contact Secretary – 620.665.4930

SCIENCE HALL -  Conference Rm A – Contact Secretary – 620.665.3533