OAR 291-016-0020


Authorized Staff: Employees of the Department of Corrections, and employees of the State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision and Oregon Corrections Enterprises, who are assigned to work in or at a public building owned or occupied by the department.


Concealed Handgun License (CHL): A current and valid Oregon Concealed Handgun License issued by the employee’s county of residence in accordance with ORS 166.291 (Issuance of concealed handgun license) and 166.292 (Procedure for issuing).


Contractor: Any person under contractual arrangement to provide services to the Department of Corrections.


Employee: Any person employed full time, part time or under temporary appointment by the department.


Facility: The building and grounds area operated by a functional unit which physically houses inmates.


Facility Access: The designated location in a facility which is the only authorized entrance (except as authorized by the functional unit manager or designee) and exit for persons desiring access into or out of the perimeter of the facility.


Facility Visitor: Any person authorized access inside the secure perimeter of a facility who is not a department employee, contractor, volunteer, other agency liaison or who is not an inmate visitor at the facility.


Functional Unit: Any organizational component within the Department of Corrections responsible for the delivery of program services or coordination of program operations. In a correctional facility, the functional unit manager is the superintendent.


Functional Unit Facility: A term used to declare any Department of Corrections facility in which a functional unit person performs his/her duties or services.


Functional Unit Manager: Any person within the Department of Corrections who reports to either the Director, an Assistant Director or an administrator and has responsibility for the delivery of program services or coordination of program operations.


Functional Unit Person: Any employee, contractor, approved carded volunteer, or other agency liaison assigned to work or provide services at a functional unit facility.


Identification Card (ID Card): A picture identification card authorized by the Department of Corrections and issued to a department employee, contractor, volunteer or other agency liaison.


Inmate Visitor: A person approved by the functional unit manager or designee to visit an inmate who resides in a facility.


Oregon Corrections Enterprises: A semi-independent state agency that is a non-Department of Corrections agency or division, which is under the authority of the Director of the Department of Corrections. For purposes of this rule only, Oregon Corrections Enterprises shall not be considered an external organization.


Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE) Employee: Any person employed full-time, part-time, or under temporary appointment by the Oregon Corrections Enterprises. For the purposes of this rule only, employee shall also include any person under contractual arrangement to provide services to the agency; any person employed by private or public sector agencies who is serving under agency-sanctioned special assignment to provide services or support to agency programs.


Other Agency Liaison: Employees from other state and local agencies that have ongoing business needs serving inmates and employees of the department. These employees include, but are not limited to, county parole and probation officers and state police detectives.


Personal Handgun: A handgun possessed by an authorized staff member. “Handgun” includes any pistol or revolver using a fixed cartridge containing a propellant charge, primer and projectile, and designed to be aimed or fired otherwise than from the shoulder.


Reception Center (Inmate): The designated location(s) in a facility which is designed for transport officials to deliver or pick up an inmate housed in a functional unit.


Reception Center (Public): The designated location(s) in a facility designed to control access for persons to enter the general inmate population area(s).


Secure Perimeter: A manufactured structure (usually a fence or wall) that encloses a portion of the grounds and buildings and is designed to control entry or exit within the enclosure. The manufactured structure may use electronic detection for intrusion, doors and/or gates for entry and exit, lighting for visibility, and other physical restrictions such as razor ribbon, no climb fencing, and buried concrete curbing.


Vehicle: A vehicle that is self-propelled and commonly known as a passenger car, van, truck or motorcycle.


Volunteer: An approved person who donates time, knowledge, skills, and effort to enhance the mission, activities, and programs of the department. A carded volunteer has completed a volunteer application, volunteer training, facility orientation, and functional unit orientation, and has been approved by a functional unit manager or his/her designee.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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