From the Director's Desk

June 8, 2012

Emergency Preparedness is a public service responsibility and must be integrated into every element of ADC’s security operations and programming.
I am pleased to announce that the staff of ASPC-Florence and ASPC-Eyman participated in a Homeland Security Response Exercise. For the purposes of the exercise, staff responded to a utility failure at ASPC-Eyman that included weather challenges such as degrading communications, facility damage and road blockages. Staff also prepared to receive evacuated inmates at ASPC-Florence, incase that became a necessity.
It is essential that ADC be proactive in developing emergency response plans. I encourage you to learn more about this exercise and the success of our participants by following this link: Eyman-Florence Homeland Security Response Exercise
Regards,
Charles L. Ryan 
Director

June 8, 2012

HB 2571 (Laws 2012, Chapter 321) related to personnel reform was passed by the Legislature and signed into law. HB 2571 will become effective on September 28, 2012.
There has been a great deal of information provided to ADC employees regarding this legislation. Information can be found on Governor Brewer's website at [link no longer active] and you may review the legislation at www.azleg.gov/legtext/50leg/2r/laws/0321.pdf

June 7, 2012

Welcome to the "Director's Desk." I have maintained an open door, open email, open phone policy since my return to the Department in 2009. This forum will provide another channel for communicating with ADC staff and community stakeholders. It is my intent to use this forum to provide information on "news and events" impacting the Department.
I look forward to utilizing this latest method of communication in conjunction with my open door, open email and open phone policy

Regards,
Charles L. Ryan 
Director

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