Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) policies that apply to jobs and employment.
- DOC Policy 810.005 Diversity/Inclusion/Non-Discrimination (pdf)
- DOC Policy 810.020 Employee Contact Information (pdf)
- DOC Policy 810.150 Washington Management Service (WMS) (pdf)
- DOC Policy 810.815 Layoff– Washington Management Service (WMS) (pdf)
- DOC Policy 810.800 Recruitment, Selection, and Promotion (pdf)
- DOC Policy 820.005 Washington General Service (WGS) Salary Determination (pdf)
- DOC Policy 830.030 Shared Leave (pdf)
- DOC Policy 830.100 Leave (pdf)
- DOC Policy 830.180 Assault Benefits for Employees (pdf)
- DOC Policy 830.200 Workers' Compensation/Return to Work Program (pdf)
- DOC Policy 840.100 Disability Accommodation and Separation (pdf)
- DOC Policy 850.025 Outside Employment/Volunteer Activities (pdf)
- DOC Policy 850.110 Performance and Development Plans (pdf)
- DOC Policy 850.625 Sexual Harassment (pdf)
Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) forms relating to jobs and employment that may be applicable.
- DOC 03-031 Criminal Disclosure (pdf)
As a law enforcement agency, it is necessary that all Department of Corrections employees, contract staff, and volunteers be carefully screened prior to appointment. This information is required in order to maintain facility security and safeguard the confidentiality of Departmental information. Criminal history may not preclude your employment or service with the Department of Corrections.
- DOC 05-370 Request for Criminal History Record Information (word file)
DOC form that authorizes the State of Washington, Department of Corrections and their employment verification contractors to run and complete a background check on prospective employees. Typically, this form is filled out at time of interview.
Laws & Regulations
Below are federal laws and codes, state initiatives and orders, and state laws (RCWs) and regulations (WACs) that apply to and/or relate to jobs and employment.
Federal Laws & Codes
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
The purpose of this chapter to promote employment of older persons based on their ability rather than age; to prohibit arbitrary age discrimination in employment; to help employers and workers find ways of meeting problems arising from the impact of age on employment.
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
DOC Policy 810.005 Diversity/Inclusion/Non-Discrimination (pdf) specifies the Department has established policies and procedures to ensure employment practices (i.e. recruitment, interviewing, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, layoff, and termination) are non-discriminatory.
- Civil Rights Act of 1964 (pdf)
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (enacted July 2, 1964) is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the United States that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
- PREA National Standards for Adult Prisons and Jails
From the GPO's Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) , Title 28 Judicial Administration, Volume 2, Chapter I, Part 115.17, Subparts A-C and Part 115.217, Subparts A-C. More Information
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal laws prohibit workplace discrimination and are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Reasonable Accommodation and Job Applicants
An employer may tell applicants what the hiring process involves (e.g., an interview, timed written test, or job demonstration), and may ask applicants whether they will need a reasonable accommodation for this process. An employer must provide a reasonable accommodation to an applicant with a disability.
State Initiatives & Orders
- Executive Order 89-01 (EO 89-01) – Sexual Harassment (pdf)
Signed January 1989 by former Governor Booth Gardner. Intent is to ensure state agencies comply fully with emphasizing policies against sexual harassment. It is public policy of the State to provide and maintain a working environment free from sexual harassment for its employees and all citizens participating in State programs. The status of EO 89-01 is listed as "Active" at the Executive Orders Archive.
- Executive Order 93-07 (EO 93-07) – Affirming commitment to diversity and equity in service delivery and in the communities of the state. (pdf)
Signed September 1993 by former Governor Mike Lowry. The directive is for all executive agencies and institutions of higher education to initiate actions to integrate the principles of diversity into all facets of workplace community and in the delivery of services to the people of Washington. The status of EO 93-07 is listed as "Active" at the Executive Orders Archive.
Revised Code of Washington (RCW)
- RCW 28B.15.558 – Waiver of tuition and fees for state employees and educational employees.
- RCW 34.05 – Administrative Procedure Act
- RCW 41.06 – State Civil Service Law
- RCW 41.06.169 – Employee performance evaluations—Standardized procedures and forms required to be developed.
- RCW 41.06.500 – Managers–Rules–Goals
- RCW 42.56.230 – Personal Information
- RCW 42.56.250 – Employment and Licensing
- RCW 49.44.180 – Genetic screening
- RCW 49.60 – Discrimination – Human Rights Commission
- RCW 51 – Industrial Insurance
- RCW 72.09 – Department of Corrections
- RCW 72.60 – Correctional Industries
Washington Administrative Code (WAC)
- WAC 137-78 – Employee Assault Benefits
Any employee (not an inmate, visitor, volunteer, or contract staff) who is assaulted by an inmate may petition for employee assault benefits.
- WAC 162-16-240 – Bona fide occupational qualification.
Under the law against discrimination, there is an exception to the rule that an employer, employment agency, labor union, or other person may not discriminate on the basis of protected status; that is if a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) applies.
- WAC 357 – Financial Management, Office of – State Human Resources Director
- WAC 357-16 – Recruitment, assessment, and certification.
- WAC 357-19-305 – What are project positions?
- WAC 357-26 – Reasonable Accommodation
- WAC 357-28 – Compensation
- WAC 357-31 – Holidays & Leave
- WAC 357-31-115 – How many hours of sick leave does an employee earn each month?
- WAC 357-31-165 – At what rate do employees accrue vacation leave?
- WAC 357-31-370 – In addition to paid military leave, must an employee be granted a military leave of absence without pay?
- WAC 357-31-245 – What happens if an employee uses accrued vacation leave, accrued sick leave, accrued compensatory time, recognition leave, or receives holiday pay during a period when he/she is receiving time loss compensation?
- WAC 357-37 – Performance Management
- WAC 357-46 – Layoff and Separation
- WAC 357-46-060 – Does a veteran receive any preference in layoff?
- WAC 357-58 – Washington Management Service (WMS)
- WAC 357-58-455 – How does an employer implement a layoff action?
- WAC 357-58-475 – Does a veteran receive any preference in layoff?
- WAC 357-58-510 – Can the agency's decision regarding which WMS position to eliminate in a layoff action be appealed?
Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) publications that apply to jobs and employment.
- Community Corrections Officer Hiring Process (pdf) 800-CH001
- Correctional Officer Hiring Process (pdf) 800-CH002
- General Hiring Process Overview (pdf) 800-CH003
- Interview Panel Guide (pdf) 800-IG003
- Physical Training and Control Tactics Descriptions (pdf) 800-IG002
- Careers in Corrections: Correctional Officer (youtube video) (Vea este video en español (Video de YouTube))
- Careers in Corrections: Dentistry (youtube video)
- Careers in Corrections: Nurses (youtube video)
- Careers.wa.gov State of Washington Job Opportunities – Apply today!
- Collective Bargaining Agreements
- Department of Retirement Services (DRS)
- Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
- Health Care Authority (HCA)
- Office of Financial Management (OFM) Business Resource Groups
- Office of Financial Management (OFM) State Human Resources
- Washington State Human Rights Commission