Valencia College aims to make the transition back into the workplace as comfortable as possible for our working mothers at Valencia.
In accordance with federal law, the College provides an appropriate location and a reasonable amount of break time to assist employees who are nursing mothers for a period of up to one calendar year after the birth of the child. The unpaid reasonable break time and lactation rooms benefit Valencia College by making it easier for new moms to return to work, and it helps working new mothers by giving them the peace of mind that they can still provide nutrition for their infants. For more information on the regulations, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor.
Valencia College is also proud to extend this resource to students and those visiting any of our campuses. There are lactation rooms across the many campuses to meet the needs of nursing mothers. These rooms are available on a first come first serve basis; therefore, nursing mothers are encouraged to schedule time for a room as soon as possible.
We are happy to help! Contact Organizational Development and Human Resources(ODHR) by phone on the HR4U helpline at 407-582-HR4U (4748). You can also reach us via email below.
Steps for employees:
- Contact your supervisor to identify potential work arrangements to allow the use of the Lactation room to collaboratively balance your nursing needs and operational needs.
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. A representative from Organizational Development and Human Resources (ODHR) will follow up with room availability and reservations.
Steps for students and external visitors:
- Visit Security Services on Campus to obtain access to the lactation room or, send an email to email@example.com with your request.