Nursing Mothers and Lactation Accommodations

California State University, Fresno recognizes the importance and benefits of nursing and lactation support for mothers and their newborn and young infants. The university is committed to providing faculty, staff and students who are nursing mothers with reasonable breaks and clean and functional lactation stations

Employees and Students Expressing Milk

Employees: A Fresno State manager is required to grant a nursing employee a reasonable amount of break time to express milk as often as she requires. Managers are not required to authorize compensation to a nonexempt employee for time needed to travel to and from the lactation station and to express milk. However, if an employee expresses milk during a period covered by a rest break, the break to express milk shall be compensated up to the time allocable to the break. To the extent authorized by the employee’s governing collective bargaining agreement and wage and hour laws, a manager may reschedule rest and meal breaks to accommodate the employee’s need to express milk. Exempt employees will not suffer a loss in pay due to the need to take a work break to express milk.

 

Students: New mothers are afforded reasonable break periods during Fresno State programs or activities, including classes, to express milk or nurse as needed without penalty.


Campus Lactation Stations

Fresno State will make accommodations available to nursing mothers as required by federal or state law, and will provide nursing mothers access to a reasonable number of lactation stations across its campus.

Lactation rooms are comfortable, private spaces provided by Fresno State to mothers for the purpose of expressing milk. Each lactation station contains a comfortable chair, access to electricity, and a table near or attached to the chair, that will support a lactation pump. The stations are located in a private area, shielded from the view of the public and freed from intrusion, and are not placed in toilet stalls or within the immediate confines of a lavatory.  Some stations are in a private room connected to a restroom lounge. An employee who works in a private office assigned exclusively to her may express milk in her office provided that it meets the functional requirements of this policy and state and federal law.

Mothers expressing milk are expected to make their own arrangements for refrigeration, including sealed containers and proper storage

 
Engineering East Building

Location: First Floor, Room 114

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Access: Please contact Human Resources (559) 278-2032 for access.

Notes: 1 occupant capacity

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Engineering East Building

Family & Food Sciences Building

Location: Third Floor, Women's Lounge

Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-10pm

Access: No key required.

Notes: 1 occupant capacity

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Family & Food Science Building


Frank W. Thomas Building

Location: Women's Lounge

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Access: No key required.

Notes: 1 occupant capacity

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Frank W. Thomas Building

Joyal Administration Building

Location: Second Floor, Room next to Women's Lounge

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Access: Please contact Human Resources (559) 278-2032 for access.

Notes: 1 occupant capacity

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Joyal Administration Building

Kremen School Building

Location: Currently under construction

Hours: TBD

Access: TBD

Notes: TBD

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Kremen Building

University Student Union Building

Location: Third Floor, Women's Lounge

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 7am-3am Saturday-Friday 7am-Midnight

(*A valid Fresno State ID is required to enter the building between Midnight-3am.)

Access: No key required. 

Notes: 1 occupant capacity

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University Student Union Building