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About DOCCS

The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, guided by the Departmental Mission, is responsible for the confinement and habilitation of approximately 54,700 individuals under custody held at 54 state facilities and 36,500 parolees supervised throughout seven regional offices.

9th Annual Laura Giordiano 5K at Shawangunk C.F

Shawangunk Correctional Facility (Ulster County) hosted the 9th Annual Laura Giordiano 5K in honor of Correction Officer Giordiano who served the facility with distinction until her passing after a long battle with breast cancer. The proceeds each year are donated to breast cancer research and the Employee Recreation Committee who sponsors the event. Giordiano started her career in 1989 and died at the age of 45 in 2005. Seventy-five runners and walkers participated in this year's race and all participants were treated to a barbeque. Click here to view photos.

Cardinal Dolan visits Eastern NY Correctional Facility

On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, celebrated mass at Eastern NY Correctional Facility (Ulster County). Eastern is a maximum-security male correctional facility that houses 908 inmates, 23 percent of these men are self-reported Roman Catholics. The celebration was in honor of the Golden Anniversary of St. Jude Chapel located at Eastern. The chapel has received national recognition for its architecture and its historical presence within a correctional facility. Following mass, Cardinal Dolan greeted every person who attended and toured the hospital, met with college students participating in the Bard Prison Initiative program and visited with inmates at the mess hall. Click here to view some photos from the event.

Eastern’s Jaycees Donate Funds

Eastern NY Correctional Facility (Ulster County) Jaycees Organization presented a check for donation of $600.00 to the Family of Woodstock’s Midway Transitional Living Program on July 23, 2014. The Jaycees organization conducts the Click Click Program at Eastern and with the help of their staff advisor, Ms. Eve Simmons, selected this program as the recipient of their donation. Read More.

DOCCS & Puppies Behind Bars Ceremony at Fishkill Correctional Facility
August 5, 2014

The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision in partnership with Puppies Behind Bars held a veteran and puppy graduation ceremony. The event was attended by Puppies Behind Bars, Board of Directors, Fishkill Correctional Facility staff, DOCCS executive team members and Marine Veterans including friends and family. A PDF version of the Program can be found here.

Bedford Hills C.F Security Staff Assist in Emergency Situation

Bedford Hills Correctional Facility (Westchester County) Deputy Superintendent for Security Roy Snyder, Correction Officer Tai Tedder and Correction Officer James Moore II were attending a facility function when the trio became part of the initial response to an emergency situation. A man was unresponsive and all three immediately assisted until paramedics arrived. Thanks to their training the man was revived. Their heroic actions were noted in the Journal News.

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Employee Benefit Programs

Work-Life Services provides New York State employees with a comprehensive network of resources to address their work, home, and life issues. Detailed information about these negotiated benefits is available at www.worklife.ny.gov and through program-specific telephone numbers and websites.

NYS-Balance, a confidential resource and referral service for NYS employees, offers monthly webinars  . A complete 2012 listing is available in two flyers, January-June and July-December.

Additionally, we are pleased to share “Benefits of the NYS Peer Employee Assistance EAP  with you. This document describes the many benefits of the NYS EAP peer model and the wide range of EAP services available to both employees and agencies.

Employees enrolled in the Flex Spending Account for the 2011 plan year have until March 31, 2012 to send in reimbursement requests for eligible expenses incurred under the Health Care Spending Account and the Dependent Care Advantage Account. For more information, log onto www.flexspend.ny.gov or call 1-800-358-7202.

Work-Life Services has scheduled full-day seminars for executive branch state employees to be held throughout NY. If you are eligible to retire in five years and have not previously attended a Directions: Pre-Retirement Planning Seminar, you are eligible to attend. Please contact your agency Human Resources Office to let your agency liaison know of your interest. You must be registered by your agency and have a confirmation notice in order to attend. Seminars have been planned at the following locations for Spring/Summer 2014: May 7 in Syracuse, May 28 in Lake Placid, June 11 in Rochester, June 18 & 19 in New York City, and June 30 in Albany. Information regarding the Fall/Winter 2014 Seminars will be forthcoming this Summer. For pre-retirement planning information including the Self Help Guide to Pre-Retirement Planning and 22 short videos, visit www.worklife.ny.gov/preretirement.