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The Department of Community Justice's (DCJ) inclement weather and natural disaster phone message line, 503-988-6757, is accessible to all staff for information about facility closures and employee reassignments to alternate facilities. The hotline is typically updated by 5:30 a.m., or as soon as a determination is made about County operations.

DCJ Procedures for Staff Notification

  • For information about DCJ closures or delays, listen to the local news media or call the DCJ Inclement Weather Hotline at 503.988.6757.  
  • Do not expect a call from your supervisor to alert you to any closures or delays. It is each staff person's responsibility to check the news or the hotline before making a decision to come to work.

The following units have been designated as "Essential Services & Personnel" (24x7 operations that must function regardless of conditions) and are expected to report to work in the event of inclement weather:

Adult Services Division
  • Pretrial Supervision Program (PSP) - All staff, including administrative staff
  • Recog - All staff, including administrative staff
Juvenile Services Division
  • Assessment & Evaluation (A&E) - Juvenile custody services specialists
  • Detention - Juvenile custody services specialists, administrative analysts and office assistant 2s
  • Nutrition Services - Cooks and food service workers 

If the Courts are open, the following are additional Essential Staff

  • Court and Community Supervision Services lead juvenile counselors: Adjudication, RISE, SOTT/Gender/SB1008, and placement coordinator
  • Support & Document Services - Lead records technicians and office assistant 2s 

    DCJ Essential Staff

    Staff Unable to Report to Work

    If County Operations are open, but you feel that you cannot report to work because of the weather in your area, please use your best judgment in deciding whether or not to come to work.  This type of absence will need to be covered by vacation, accrued comp time, or saved holiday time.

    If you have any questions, please talk to your supervisor or Senior Manager.

    Additional Inclement Weather Information

    Please also take a few minutes to review the following documents: