From: DHS Executive Assistant Kevin Moore
Subject: Employee Policy on Carrying a Concealed Weapon
I am pleased to share with you the Department of Health Services employee and contractor policy on carrying a concealed weapon. Secretary Smith has approved the new administrative directive, 81.0, which is effective today, March 20, 2012. Administrative Directive 81.0, the Employee Policy on Carrying a Concealed Weapon, replaces the interim policy that has been in place since November 1, 2011.
Please click on the links below to review the new Administrative Directive as well as other workplace rules and directives that have been changed to reflect the new policy change.
∑ Administrative Directive 81.0 - Employee Policy on Carrying a Concealed Weapon
- This is a new administrative directive impacting all Department employees and contractors.
∑ Administrative Directive 73.2 - Violence and Threats in the Workplace: Zero Tolerance - This is an existing administrative directive that has been updated to reflect the new concealed weapon directive.
∑ Department of Health Services Work Rules
- The Departmentís work rules have also been updated to reflect the new concealed weapon directive.
In the next week, the Department will provide training for employees on the new employee and contractor policy on carrying a concealed weapon. This training will be done using Adobe Connect and is mandatory for all DHS employees and contractors.
The following are key provisions of the new employee policy on carrying a concealed weapon:
∑ Concealed weapons are prohibited by all employees, contractors, and the public at the Wisconsin Resource Center, Wisconsin Womenís Resource Center and Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center.
∑ Concealed weapons are prohibited by all employees, contractors, and the public in buildings at the Mendota Mental Health Institute, Winnebago Mental Health Institute, Central Wisconsin Center, Northern Wisconsin Center and Southern Wisconsin Center. State law does not allow for the Department to ban concealed weapons on the campus
∑ With certain exceptions, licensees who are employees, contractors, or members of the public are permitted to carry concealed weapons at 1 West Wilson and DHS regional offices.
∑ Employees, contractors and the public are prohibited from openly carrying weapons or firearms in any DHS building
∑ The employee policy on carrying a concealed weapon is not an endorsement for any licensee to carry during business hours.
Should you have any questions on the new work policy or the work rules, please feel free to contact your human resources representative.
Thank you in advance for your time.
Department of Health Services
Office of the Secretary
1 W Wilson St., Room 650