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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 15. Department of Corrections
Chapter 70. Standards for Community Residential Programs

6VAC15-70-60. Personnel.

A. Written personnel policies and procedures, which are approved by the governing authority, shall include at a minimum:

1. Recruitment;

2. Employment practices and procedures including in-service training and staff development;

3. Promotion;

4. Fraternization (per Prison Rape Elimination Act);

5. Grievance and appeal;

6. Personnel records and contents;

7. Benefits;

8. Holidays;

9. Leave;

10. Hours of work;

11. Salaries;

12. Disciplinary action procedures; and

13. Termination and resignation.

B. Written personnel policies and procedures shall be made available to all employees. Each employee shall confirm in writing the availability and review of current policies and procedures.

C. The agency administrator shall maintain written job descriptions and job qualifications for all positions in the agency.

D. Confidentiality of personnel records shall be governed by written procedure.

E. Written procedure shall allow an employee to challenge information in their personnel file and have it corrected or removed if proven inaccurate.

F. All employees shall have a performance evaluation every 12 months. This evaluation shall be in writing and shall be based upon defined criteria. Each performance evaluation shall be reviewed and discussed with the employee.

G. Agency staff shall provide all new employees orientation, to include a review of all policies and procedures, beginning the first day of employment and concluding within 30 days. The employee shall sign and date a statement that orientation has been completed.

H. An employee shall not assume sole responsibility for any working shift prior to the completion of orientation and formal training.

I. The agency shall not discriminate or exclude women from working in men's programs nor men from working in women's programs.

J. The agency shall comply with all governmental regulatory requirements related to employment and personnel practices.

K. Written policy shall govern experience and education equivalents necessary for employment.

L. Criminal records checks shall be performed on all employees prior to hiring. The Department of Corrections regional director must provide written authorization prior to the hiring of any exoffender who has been convicted of an offense for which a sentence of 12 months or more could have been imposed.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-5 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-30-004:1 § 2.3, eff. July 1, 1993; amended, Volume 16, Issue 24, eff. September 17, 2000; Volume 25, Issue 03, eff. November 15, 2008.

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