Policies and Procedures

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Applicants for admission and employment, students, employees, and sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment and individuals with whom the Board of Trustees and college officials do business are hereby notified that East Central College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.

Inquiries related to employment practices may be directed to the Human Resources Director, 005-D Donald Shook Student Center, telephone number 636-584-6710 or hrecc@eastcentral.edu.

Inquiries/concerns regarding civil rights compliance as it relates to student programs and services may be directed to Vice President of Student Development, 131 Buescher Hall, 636-584-6565 or stnotice@eastcentral.edu.

Both offices are located at the ECC main campus located at 1964 Prairie Dell Road, Union, Missouri 63084.

Nursing Mothers

Board Policy 5.45  Nursing Mother Accommodations        

East Central College will comply with the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which amended Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to provide a reasonable amount of break time to express milk as frequently as needed by the nursing mother.  

 Procedures (Revised 2-14-2019): 

5.45.1 Time for Lactation Accommodation 

 The College will provide additional break time to employees who are nursing mothers and who need to express milk during the work day workday for up to one (1) year after the child’s birth.  Employees covered by this provision will work with their supervisor to determine how best to accommodate the needs of the mother while still meeting job expectations.  

Supervisors will be required to provide a reasonable amount of break time to express milk as frequently as needed by nursing mothers.  Nursing mothers covered by Policy 5.32 will be allowed to extend the two paid fifteen 15-minute breaks provided in that Policy by up to an additional 15 minutes of paid time to express milk if needed.   If a longer break time is necessary, the employee will be required to make up the missed time or use vacation/personal leave.  If an employee takes more than the two paid breaks and the unpaid 30-minute lunch break during the work day workday to express milk, the employee will need to make up the time missed or use vacation/personal leave. Non-exempt employees will be required to record break times on the timecard. Accrued sick leave cannot be used for milk express breaks as this does not qualify for sick leave.    

5.45.2 Environment for Lactation Accommodation  

 The nursing mother may use her their office, an office in the immediate work area, or one of the private locations designated by the College for expressing milk. The nursing mother may also express milk in any other suitable location on campus.  Milk may be stored in College refrigerators located in the break areas throughout the campus. 

 The College has designated the below private locations on campus for use by nursing mothers.  Additional rooms may be available for use by nursing mothers; a room list will be maintained by Human Resources.   

  •  Main Campus Union BH238 (Board Room) – Equipped with a sink and refrigerator; can be scheduled through the Executive Assistant to the President. 
  • Designated space is available upon request at both Rolla facilities and can be scheduled through the ECC Rolla Administrative Assistant at 573- 202-6960.

 5.45.3 Nothing in this policy shall be construed to prohibit a woman from breastfeeding or expressing breast milk in any other suitable location on campus

Contact us at (636) 584-6710 or hrecc@eastcentral.edu