Direct Support Professionals
Recognizing the demands on Direct Support Professionals, supervisors shall allow breaks in shifts if workstations are adequately covered.
Direct Support Professionals are to be on duty at all times, except for authorized breaks, with the understanding that participants are never to be left unsupervised.
Exempt employees work an eight (8) hour day with flexibility in scheduling breaks. They may elect to work a schedule such as:
- 9:00am-5:00pm and eat lunch at their desks without break
- 8:30am-5:00pm with a half-hour lunch break
- 8:00am-5:00pm with a one-hour lunch break
Employees may elect to choose the same schedule every day of the week or a combination of schedules in a given week. If electing to use 2 or more schedules, the employee shall inform their supervisor of the time they shall report to work in advance.