R251. Corrections, Administration.
R251-301. Employment, Educational or Vocational Training for Community Correctional Center Offenders.
R251-301-1. Authority and Purpose.
(1) This rule is authorized by Sections 63G-3-201, 64-13-10 and 64-13-14.5, of the Utah Code.
(2) The purpose of this rule is to provide the requirements for employers who employ offenders. This rule also provides the requirements for offenders' participation in an educational or vocational training program.
(1) "Center" means a community correctional halfway house facility designed to facilitate an offender's readjustment to private life.
(2) "Educational or vocational training" means that an offender is participating or is enrolled in an educational or vocational training program that is recognized as being fully accredited by the state, which includes academic, applied-technology or correspondence courses, and in which the student is matriculated or has declared intent to be involved in program-completion or degree-attainment within a reasonable period of time.
(3) "Minimum wage" means compensation paid for hours worked in accordance with federally established guidelines.
(4) "Offender" means a person under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections residing in a community correctional center.
It is the policy of the Department that:
(1) Center offenders should be employed or participate in educational or vocational training on a full-time basis;
(2) offenders participating in educational or vocational training should have sufficient means to meet their financial obligations; and
(3) employers and offenders shall be informed in writing of the Center's rules governing employment, including:
(a) Offenders shall be accountable for all time spent away from the Center;
(b) employers shall contact Center staff when they need the offender to work overtime or work on a day off;
(c) offenders shall not consume alcoholic beverages;
(d) offenders shall have legitimate employment and shall not be allowed to work for less than the prevailing minimum wage, nor under substandard conditions;
(e) employers shall contact Center staff if the offender terminates or is terminated from his position, is excessively late, or leaves work early;
(f) offenders shall not borrow money nor secure an advance in salary without prior approval of Center staff;
(g) offenders shall notify employers of illness, absence or tardiness;
(h) Center staff shall contact the employer periodically to monitor the offender's performance and to verify the offender's work hours;
(i) within two weeks, employers shall send to the Center staff a signed acknowledgment of the rules and willingness to notify Center staff of any violations; and
(j) employers shall contact Center staff with any questions or concerns.
KEY: corrections, halfway houses, training, offender employment
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: March 13, 2001
Notice of Continuation: June 30, 2020
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 63G-3-201; 64-13-10; 64-13-14.5