• Employment is required to remain in the Program. Actual search for employment must begin immediately after orientation. Unemployed residents are to job search between the hours of 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM each weekday, and are expected to turn in a completed employment planning form at the time. WHEN SIGNED-OUT FOR JOB SEARCH, YOU MUST CONTACT PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYERS IN PERSON AND CONTACT THIS FACILITY BY TELEPHONE EVERY TWO (2) HOURS. There will be NO job search on weekends or holidays. Job search forms must be approved by your Case Manager before you will be allowed to leave the facility.
         →†’ NOTE: There is to be no group job Searches. Job search should be performed solely on                                       an individual basis. Exceptions should be approved by staff on duty.
  • When job searching residents are not allowed to travel with family, friends, or other residents in the Program. Exceptions will be approved by the Program Director.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • No resident or group of residents in the Program will be in a position of control or authority over other residents in the Program. This includes the employment of one resident by another resident outside of the Center.


  • If a resident cannot find employment, the Program Director, Case Managers, and/or Social Services Coordinator will assist through utilization of personal contacts with employers and community resources to secure satisfactory employment. A resident must obtain employment within fifteen (15) working days after arriving at the RRC. If extenuating circumstances exist, exceptions may be granted by the Program Director. These cases will be dealt with on an individual basis.


  • Full time employment is considered to be 40 -65 hours per week.

         →†’ NOTE: Working more than 65 hours per week, including traveling time, for institutional                                           transfers, will need prior approval of the RRM. 


              Eastern District Probation Cases: are not allowed work related absences from the Center in                       excess of 55 hours per week, which includes travel time from the Center. Requests for                               employment related absences from the facility beyond 55 hours will not be  approved.                                                                                                                                                         

             No one is permitted to be away from the Center for work related reasons (including travel) in                      excess of 55 hours per week without prior approval.


  • Prior to beginning work, the resident's work hours will be established and recorded at the Center. If, for any reason, the resident's work hours are changed, i.e. unscheduled weekend work, overtime, holdover, etc., the employer should contact the Center prior to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday.


  • Center representatives will visit and/or call your job site periodically to insure the resident's compliance with work release rules and policies. Your employer must be aware of your ex-offender status and residency at Cavalcorp RRC Facility.

        →†’ NOTE: If the resident is working through a temporary service both companies they work for                                   must be made aware of your ex-offender status.


  • Residents are not permitted to leave the State of North Carolina or the Eastern District of North Carolina unless authorized by the Program Director.


  • When signing out for work, you must travel directly to your place of business and at the completion of your work day you must return directly to the Center, or if on Home Confinement status, report directly to your residence. Any deviation from this rules must be approved by the Director of Case Manager.


  • Resident's MAY NOT be employed or supervised by a family member. A family member is defined as: father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, child, aunt, uncle, grandparents, in-laws, foster parents, or other persons who have acted in the place of parents.


  • A resident may not change employment without pre-approval of the Program Director or Case Manager. (Sufficient notice must be given to employers before terminating employment.)


  • Residents will eat their lunch and take their breaks on the job site.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Residents are not allowed to obtain employment which pays by commission only.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Each resident must turn in his/her time cards/sheets when paying subsistence at the end of that pay, period, and signed by their employer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
  • Residents are allowed to obtain 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift employment. However, employment will be approved on a case by case basis.


  • All pay must have a paycheck stub, voucher, or some other means of showing hours worked, pay scale, and deductions.


  • If any resident has employment where they are required to change locations throughout the day they must contact the RRC with their whereabouts. This must be done with a hard wired telephone, or have some agreed upon method with staff to ensure their accountability while at work This also is to permit staff contact if necessary.


  • If any resident obtains employment in another district, and it is not their release district the resident must receive approval from the Program Director, and the US Probation Office for that district.

   Resident Employment