Infants at Work

OMB's HR Manual contains an Infant at Work Policy in Chapter 18. This is OMB's policy, and is not necessarily a policy adhered to by all state agencies. State employees should check with their human resource office to see if their agency has adopted an Infant at Work policy.

  • Pregnant mothers and parents who bring infants to work can apply for a special parking permit.
  • In accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) amendment of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), state employees will be given reasonable paid break time to express breast milk for a nursing child for one year after the child’s birth.
  • The North Dakota State Capitol supports nursing mothers who are returning to work by providing a private, calm, and relaxing location for mothers to express breast milk. The Mother’s Room is located on the main floor of the Capitol and is open to all employees or visiting moms needing a private place to express breast milk.