RULE 004.00.20-012 - AR 212 Searches of Employees and Permission to Search Employee's Living Quarters on State Property

RULE 004.00.20-012. AR 212 Searches of Employees and Permission to Search Employee's Living Quarters on State Property

I. AUTHORITY:

The Board of Correction and Community Punishment is vested with the authority to promulgate Administrative Rules by Act 50 of 1968, Extraordinary Session, as amended; Acts 548 and 549 of 1993, Regular Session (Ark. Code Ann. ยง 16-93-1203 and 12-27-105 of 1993).

II. PURPOSE:

To describe the search procedures.

III. APPLICABILITY:

To all employees.

IV. POLICY:

To ensure the security of a correctional facility, a search of any of its employees or living quarters on state property, if applicable, may be conducted at any time.

V. PROCEDURES:

A. Employees must be advised in writing by the Warden/Center Supervisor/Administrator that searches of them or their living quarters on state property, if applicable, are a condition of coming onto or leaving the grounds of a facility to work. A complete report of such searches shall be made to the Warden/Center Supervisor/Administrator.

B. If an employee refuses to cooperate in such a search, the Warden/Center Supervisor/Administrator is to be notified immediately. He, in turn, will render a decision as to whether or not the employee refusing to be searched is to be relieved of duty, pending disposition of the matter.

C. All facilities shall have the standard Waiver and Consent Form - a copy of which is attached signed by all employees as a condition of their employment. Completed forms will be retained in the employee's facility personnel folder.

Board Approval Date: 2/17/94

Effective Date: 3/10/94

(Adopted by Arkansas Register Volume MMXXI Number 7, Effective 3/10/1994)

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