§ 950-1-13-.03. Personnel
(1) The short-term detention facility provides a personnel manual that is available for employee reference and covers at a minimum the following areas.
(a) job description and qualifications
(b) physical fitness policy
(c) benefits, holidays, leave, and work hours
(d) personnel Records and employee evaluations
(e) staff development and Training
(f) retirement, resignation, and termination
(g) disciplinary procedures, grievances, and appeals procedures
(h) statutes relating to political activities
(i) equal employment opportunities policies
(2) Employees covered by a merit system, civil services regulations, or union contracts are appointed for a probationary term of at least six months but no longer than a year.
(3) A criminal record check and a check of the Central Registry of Child Abuse and Neglect (DHR)
(4) There is a written Policy that specifics support for a drug-free work place for all employees. This Policy includes at a minimum:
(a) prohibition of the use of illegal drugs
(b) prohibition of possession of any illegal drug except in the performance of official duties
(c) procedures to be used to ensure compliance
(d) opportunities available for treatment and/or Counseling for drug abuse
(e) the penalties for violation of the Policy.
(5) The short-term detention facility uses an annual written performance review of each employee. The review is based on defined criteria and the results are discussed with the employee
(6) Compensation and benefit levels for all personnel are comparable to those for similar occupational groups in the state or region.
(7) Written Policy, Procedure, and practice provide that employees may challenge the information in their personnel file and have it corrected or removed if it is proved inaccurate.
(8) The facility practice provides that all personnel and volunteers who work with juveniles are informed in writing about the facilities policies on confidentiality or information and agree in writing to abide by them.
(9) If services for adult and juvenile offenders are provided by the same Agency, there shall be separate staff for all juvenile services. (MANDATORY)
(10) Staff/student ratio should be in accordance with licensure requirements as it relates to facility and program design, back-up staff support, emergency procedures, etc., but at a minimum of one staff per six students. (MANDATORY)(New Rule: Filed December 17, 2004; effective January 21, 2005. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVII, Issue No. 02, November 30, 2018, eff. December 21, 2018.)
Author: Alabama Department of Youth Services, Office of Licensing and Standards
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 44-1-27(a), (b), 44-1-24(4), (6), 38-13-4.
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