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Terms Starting with C

Canister (air-purifying)
A container with a filter, sorbent, or catalyst, or any combination thereof which removes specific contaminants from the air drawn through it.
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Cartridge (air-purifying)
A small Canister.
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CDL Driver
Any permanent, probationary, temporary, or intermittent employee occupying a position in a job classification which requires possession of a CDL to operate a commercial motor vehicle; or commercial motor vehicle as a part of their assigned duties. For the purpose of pre-employment testing/pre-duty testing, the term CDL driver includes all prospective employees applying for positions requiring a valid CDL.
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Chain of Command
Areas of assigned responsibility within the Department of Corrections related by a hierarchy of employees including first line and subsequent supervisors, up to and including the appointing authority.
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Chemical Dependency (CD)
The addiction to alcohol or any mood altering substances.
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Chemical Dependency Screening
Used to identify offenders as either having a high or low probability of being chemically dependent for the purpose of referral for chemical dependency assessment. The Department's chemical dependency program uses the substance Subtle Abuse Screening Inventory (SASSI) as its chemical dependency screening instrument.
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Child
Any person under 18 years of age.
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Commercial Motor Vehicle
A motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles which: 1) has a gross combination weight of 26,001 or more pounds inclusive of a towed until with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds; 2) has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds; 3) is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver; or 4) is used in the transport of hazardous material requiring placards.
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Community Concerns
Information regarding the potential safety risks to specific individuals, or classes of individuals, posed by a specific offender provided by victims, witnesses, and other interested individuals.
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Community Custody
An offender's supervision status in the community under the authority of the Department where the Department has the legal responsibility for adjudicating violations. Community Custody applies as follows: a. Community Placement-Community Custody. (That portion of an offender's sentence served in the community in lieu of good time credit.) b. Sex offenders who committed their crimes on or after June 6, 1996, and are sentenced to SSOSA. (The entire period of supervision is served on Community Custody status. Supervision is for 3 years or for the duration of the suspended sentence, whichever is greater.) c. Sex offender who committed their crimes on or after June 6, 1996, and are committed to prison. (The entire period of supervision is served on Community Custody status. Supervision is for 3 years or for the duration of earned release time, whichever is greater.) d. Work Ethic Program (WEP) graduates who are on Community Custody. (The portion of supervision up to the adjusted WEP maximum expiration date is served on Community Custody status. This is not in lieu of earned release time.)
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Compensatory Time
Time off in lieu of cash payment for overtime.
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Contaminants
Any organic or inorganic substances, dust, fume, mist, vapor, or gas. Their presence in the air may be harmful to human beings.
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Contraband
Includes illegal items, explosives, deadly weapons, alcoholic beverages, drugs, tobacco products, controlled substances, and any item that is controlled, limited, or prohibited on the grounds or within the secure perimeter of a correctional facility as defined by Department and facility policy.
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Contract Worker
A non-Department employee of another employer (contractor).
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Controlled Substances
Amphetamines, barbiturates, cocaine, marijuana, methaqualone, opiates, phencyclidine (PCP), and any other substance, legal or illegal, that impairs or tends to impair an employee's physical or mental ability to perform his or her duties in a safe and competent manner.
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