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Oregon DOC celebrates National Correctional Employees Week with employee awards
News Release from: Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted: May 7th, 2010 6:41 PM
 
Oregon DOC celebrates National Correctional Employees Week with employee awards
 
More than 100 staff members, contractors and volunteers of the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) were honored for their outstanding work, during the week of May 3 to 7. Awards ceremonies were held at institutions across the state in recognition of National Correctional Employees Week.
 
"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, to improve Oregon offenders' ability to successfully reenter society, once they leave the prison system.
 
Individuals and staff teams from around the state were honored in 16 award categories this year:
 
Life Saving Award
Community Corrections Outstanding Service Award Outstanding Citizen Award Outstanding Volunteer Award Outstanding Service Award Outstanding Functional Unit Award Humanitarian Award Sustainability Award Contractor of the Year Oregon Corrections Enterprises Employee of the Year Employee of the Year Officer of the Year Manager of the Year Award of Merit Award of Valor Director's Award
 
"The most valuable asset in any organization is the staff. 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."
 
DOC employs 4,500 staff members at 14 institutions and several centralized support facilities throughout the state of Oregon.
 
2010 Annual Awards List (word document)
Annual Award Definitions (word document)
 
Contact Info: Jeanine Hohn
Communications Manager
Oregon Department of Corrections
503.945.9426