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Oregon Department of Corrections Staff Honored During National Correctional Employees Week
News Release from: Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted: May 12th, 2011 9:15 AM
Oregon Department of Corrections staff honored during National Correctional Employees Week
More than 100 staff members, contractors, volunteers and citizen supporters of the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) were honored for their outstanding work on behalf of the department last week. Many of those recognized across the state, were presented an award during National Correctional Employees Week, May 1 through 7.  
"The people who work for, and volunteer with, DOC make this organization great," said DOC Director Max Williams. "Their efforts ensure that our prisons are safe, clean and well-operated facilities; they work in a sometimes hostile environment to make sure Oregon residents can make their homes and lives in a sense of personal security."
Most importantly, according to Williams, DOC staff members continue to strive for positive organizational change, and to improve Oregon offenders' ability to successfully reenter society once they leave the prison system, in spite of the difficult economic times the department has faced during the last several years.
Individuals and teams were honored with the following department-wide, division and institution awards:
Director's Award
Humanitarian Award
Meritorious Service Award
DOC Correctional Officer of the Year Award Institution Correctional Officers of the Year DOC Employee of the Year Award Division Employees of the Year DOC Manager of the Year Award Division Managers of the Year Oregon Corrections Enterprises Employee of the Year Outstanding Functional Unit Award Outstanding Service Award Sustainability Award Community Corrections Outstanding Service Award Contractor of the Year Award Outstanding Citizen Award Outstanding Volunteer Award Lifesaving Awards Years of Service Awards (20 years, 25 years, 30 years & 35 years)
"Our staff is our most valuable organizational asset. The dedication and professionalism of these individuals, and all of our staff members, is what makes our department one to be proud of," Williams said. "Every person honored this year is a valued part of our team; these are people I am very proud to work with."
DOC employs 4,500 staff members at 14 institutions and several centralized support facilities throughout the state of Oregon. 
Contact Info: Jeanine Hohn
Communications Manager
Oregon Department of Corrections