“Base wage” means the official hourly rate for a position. The base wage does not include differential, holiday, incentive, or bonus pay.
“Department” means the department of corrections.
“Industries director” means the director appointed by the secretary under s. 303.01 (9)
, Stats., or the industries director designee.
“Industries supervisor “ means the industries employee assigned to supervise inmate employees.
“Inmate employee” means an inmate who works for and is compensated by the prison industries program. An inmate employee is not an employee of the state.
“Involuntary unassigned” means
inmates who are eligible, available, and waiting for placement in approved work or program assignments where such work or program assignments exist, but are not currently available.
“Prison industry” or “industry” means an industry established under s. 303.01
, Stats., for inmate employees to manufacture products or components or provide services.
“Private sector prison industry enhancement certification programs or “PSPIEC”
means prison industries programs certified by the federal private sector prison industry enhancement certification program.
DOC 313.03 History
History: CR 16-055: cr., Register February 2018, No. 746, eff. 3-1-18; correction in (8) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register February 2018 No. 746. DOC 313.04
DOC 313.04 Establishment of a prison industry. DOC 313.04(1)(1)
The department may establish prison industries with the approval of the prison industries board and after a hearing before the joint committee on finance.
The department may locate, move, or expand prison industries to one or more prisons or other locations owned by the department.
The department shall notify the joint committee on finance under s. 303.01 (1) (c)
, Stats., if there is an increase in the number of inmate employees in a prison industry by 200 or more full time equivalent positions in a biennium.
DOC 313.04 History
History: CR 16-055: cr., Register February 2018, No. 746, eff. 3-1-18. DOC 313.05
DOC 313.05 Documentation.
The industries director shall document prison industry operations, including job positions, titles and descriptions, qualifications, compensation, probationary term, work hours, work rules, and policies. Inmate access to these documents shall be established in industry policy.
DOC 313.05 History
History: CR 16-055: cr., Register February 2018, No. 746, eff. 3-1-18.
An inmate may apply for a position in a prison industry that is available at the institution in which the inmate resides.
The application may include an inmate's preference for a position.
The industries supervisor or designee shall do all of the following:
Interview inmate applicants for specific positions under the industries supervisor's supervision.
Consider the following criteria in the selection of an inmate employee:
Physical or mental ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.
Past employment record with prison industries or other institution work experience.
Select a qualified inmate applicant consistent with established requirements.
DOC 313.06 History
History: CR 16-055: cr., Register February 2018, No. 746, eff. 3-1-18
Inmates hired by prison industries shall serve a probationary period during which the inmate's employment may be terminated under s. DOC 313.11 (1) (a)
Inmate employees shall not receive incentive pay during their original probationary period.
The duration of the probationary period for any position shall be established by prison industries management so as to provide adequate time for the average inmate employee to learn the duties of the position.
The industries supervisor may extend the probationary period for an additional 30 days if the inmate employee has not demonstrated satisfactory performance but can reasonably be expected to attain satisfactory performance.
DOC 313.07 History
History: CR 16-055: cr., Register February 2018, No. 746, eff. 3-1-18. DOC 313.08(1)(1)
The industries supervisor shall evaluate each inmate employee's performance as often as required to ensure the inmate employee is meeting performance and productivity expectations. The evaluation shall be written and include the specific skills and expectations of the position.
An evaluation shall be completed upon completion of probation, at regular intervals, prior to any pay rate change and upon termination.
The criteria to be used in evaluating inmate employees shall include all of the following:
The industries supervisor or designee shall meet with the inmate employee as part of the evaluation process to discuss the inmate employee's performance.
If an inmate employee's evaluation indicates performance below expectations, the industries supervisor shall meet with the inmate employee to address the performance problem.
Copies of the inmate employee evaluation shall be distributed to the inmate employee, the industries supervisor, and the social services file.
DOC 313.08 History
History: CR 16-055: cr., Register February 2018, No. 746, eff. 3-1-18. DOC 313.09
DOC 313.09 Work rules.
The industries director has the authority to establish work rules applicable to inmate employees.
DOC 313.09 History
History: CR 16-055: cr., Register February 2018, No. 746, eff. 3-1-18. DOC 313.10
DOC 313.10 Discipline. Chapter DOC 303
applies to all inmate employees. Prison industries staff shall report rule violations in accordance with ch. DOC 303
DOC 313.10 History
History: CR 16-055: cr., Register February 2018, No. 746, eff. 3-1-18. DOC 313.11(1)
Inmate employees may be terminated or removed from prison industries work for any of the following reasons:
An inmate employee may voluntarily remove himself or herself from employment with prison industries at any time, with approval of the industries supervisor.
During the probationary period.
An industries supervisor may terminate an inmate employee's employment during probation because of performance, conduct, or for any other reason deemed appropriate by the industries supervisor.
(d) Inadequate performance.
An inmate employee may be terminated for inadequate performance as determined by an evaluation made under s. DOC 313.08
(f) Unable to work.
An inmate employee who is determined to be unable to work due to a health condition by a department health care professional may be removed from employment if the health condition exceeds 30 days.
(g) Transfer or release.
An industries supervisor shall remove an inmate employee from employment upon transfer to another institution or release to the community.
(h) Security and safety.
The industries director may terminate an inmate employee who is perceived to be a threat to security or safety.
(i) Exceeds period of work assignment.
Industries supervisor may terminate an inmate employee after meeting work assignment time periods established by the industries director.
An industries supervisor shall document all of the following information when an inmate employee is terminated or removed:
DOC 313.11 History
History: CR 16-055: cr., Register February 2018, No. 746, eff. 3-1-18. DOC 313.12(1)
Except as provided in subs. (4)
, inmate employees shall be paid for actual hours worked.
Each inmate employee shall be paid a base wage established by the industries director. Pay adjustments based on prison industries written policy may be added to the original base wage.
Overtime pay at the rate of one and one-half times the base wage shall be given to inmate employees for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.
Inmate employees shall be paid at the institution rate for involuntary unassigned for the regular
scheduled hours if there is a temporary layoff under s. DOC 313.16
When an inmate employee is injured in the performance of job duties and is unable to work, the inmate shall continue to receive the same base wage until the inmate employee returns to work or is terminated or removed under s. DOC 313.11
An inmate employee shall be paid at the inmate employee's current base wage for all hours absent from work when removed pending investigation or placement into TLU status unless terminated or removed under s. DOC 313.11
DOC 313.12 History
History: CR 16-055: cr., Register February 2018, No. 746, eff. 3-1-18; corrections in (5), (6) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register February 2018, No. 746. DOC 313.13(1)
The industries director shall establish the regular work day for full-time, part-time, and temporary positions.
An inmate employee may not be absent from the worksite during work hours unless the industries supervisor approves the absence. The industries supervisor may approve absences for necessary programming that cannot be scheduled during non-work hours.
DOC 313.13 History
History: CR 16-055: cr., Register February 2018, No. 746, eff. 3-1-18. DOC 313.14
DOC 313.14 Inmate employee labor unions.
Inmate employee labor unions are prohibited.
DOC 313.14 History
History: CR 16-055: cr., Register February 2018, No. 746, eff. 3-1-18.