Selection of Disciplinary Segregation Unit (DSU) Staff
(1)Selection Criteria: To qualify for a post solely assigned to disciplinary segregation, the employee:
(a)Must have successfully completed trial service;
(b)Must have completed mental health training for working with mentally ill inmates as provided by the Professional Development Unit; and
(c)Must have achieved a satisfactory on the most recent performance appraisal at the time of application and assignment to disciplinary segregation. At a minimum, the staff member must meet the criteria listed in this rule:
(A)Have demonstrated support of the Oregon Accountability Model;
(B)Have demonstrated maturity and tolerance;
(C)Have demonstrated a constructive interest in working with inmates in disciplinary segregation;
(D)Have demonstrated the ability to work with inmates through conflict-reducing and conflict-control skills; and
(E)Have demonstrated the ability to use good judgment.
(2)Assignments to Disciplinary Segregation Posts:
(a)Assignment to disciplinary segregation posts will be made by the functional unit manager or designee and will be reviewed at least semi-annually.
(b)Rotation of staff assigned to disciplinary segregation posts may occur as it is found to be in the best interest of the employee or the facility, upon determination by the functional unit manager or designee.
(c)Staff may not be assigned to a disciplinary segregation post for a period exceeding 24 consecutive months. Any staff having been assigned to a disciplinary segregation post for 24 consecutive months must be reassigned to a post not associated with a special housing unit for a minimum of six months.
(d)Temporary assignment to a fixed disciplinary segregation post will be made by the functional unit manager or designee. Temporary assignments shall be given only to employees who meet the initial qualifications as specified in this rule, unless waived by the Assistant Director for Operations or designee. Whenever possible, temporary assignments will be given only to employees who have successfully completed training specified by the Department of Corrections.
Rule 291-011-0015 — Selection of Disciplinary Segregation Unit (DSU) Staff,