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Executive Policy & Legislative Affairs

The Washington State Department of Corrections’ Office of Executive Policy houses the unique agency areas of legislative policy, agency policy, and the agency ombudsman.

Legislative policy is responsible for reviewing, monitoring, and tracking legislative proposals that are crafted and considered by the Washington State Legislature. Further responsibilities include liaison work with the elected member of the state legislature as well as staff, and reconciliation of Revised Code of Washington (RCW) with Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and agency policy.

Agency policy is responsible for the development and coordination of department policy. Policies promote professionalism, efficiency, and consistency to achieve the purpose and philosophy of the agency. Policies and the respective policy-related forms can be accessed here. The policy office also supports facilities through the review of operational memorandum and work release procedures. Memorandum and procedures are facility specific instructions that identify how a policy will be implemented.