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.
Outstanding Functional Unit - North Warehouse Commissary
"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
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
"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.
Department Wide Annual Award Winners
Department Wide Years of Service
Annual Awards Definitions