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  • Oregon DOC Celebrates Diversity
    The Oregon Department of Corrections is so much more than prisons, badges, and individuals clad in orange. We are a proactive and creative workforce dedicated to the citizens of Oregon, our staff, and those in our care. As one of the largest employers in the state, the DOC knows diversity is not simply a box to be checked and forgotten; it is a critical component that, if not fully embraced, leads to a break down in our ever-advancing world. Fully supporting Governor Kitzhaber’s Affirmative Action plan, we also recognize how vitally important inclusion and diversity are to overall personal wellness, positive work environments, and career longevity. We believe our single most valuable resource is our staff, and we are committed to providing our staff the very best through a variety of engaging activities and programs all across the state. No matter where you are, events are happening from Salem to Ontario.
     
    The Oregon Department of Corrections is continually seeking dynamic individuals to join our team. We encourage you take a look at our many exciting opportunities. From Health Services to Information Technologies to Security, we have something for every interest and specialty. Please browse current openings on our website. 
  • WCCF SHARP Graduation
    On Monday, August 11, 2014, Warner Creek Correctional Facility (WCCF) was awarded their fifth and final award for completing Safety and Health Award Recognition Program, also known as SHARP. 
     
    “The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) is a program that encourages employer self-sufficiency in safety and health management. SHARP is a recognition program which provides an incentive and road map for Oregon employers to work with their employees to find and correct hazards, to develop and implement effective Safety and Health Programs, to continuously improve, and to become self-sufficient in managing occupational safety and health. A SHARP employer is defined as, an employer who has successfully incorporated safety and health management principles into their workplace.” (OSHA, 2014)
     
    Graduating from SHARP is a tremendous achievement that involved not only the Safety Committee and the appointed Safety Liaison, but the entire staff of the facility. The environment of safety that has been created at WCCF is truly remarkable, given that it requires the buy-in of every single employee, 100% of the time.
     
    David L. Heath, Sr. Occupational Safety Consultant, Paul J. Utterback, Sr. Industrial Hygienist/Ergonomist, and Rocky Shampang, Oregon OSHA Field Manager made the trip to Lakeview to deliver the plaque and the SHARP Graduate flag. 
  • Oregon State Penitentiary Hobby Shop Open to Public
    hobbyshoplogo.JPGIn May 2014, the Department of Corrections (DOC) launched an online hobby shop for the public to purchase a variety of inmate crafts, including leather works, paintings, and metal jewelry.
     
    The 57 inmates assigned to the Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) hobby shop are responsible for purchasing their own supplies, tools, and equipment, which in turn teaches them money management skills and financial accountably (inmates have to pay taxes on all items sold). These inmates are not paid to work in the shop; rather the online hobby shop provides a forum to sell their work. This allows them to earn money to purchase more supplies, save money for their release, pay child support, pay restitution, assist their families, pay for school, or even to give to charities.
     
    The hobby shop supervisor, a DOC employee, oversees the online store and manages the PayPal accounts. The website comes at no cost to the department.
     
    Please visit the OSP Hobby Shop 
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