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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 58 state facilities and 36,500 parolees supervised throughout seven regional offices.

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NOTICE OF PAROLE BOARD BUSINESS MEETINGS

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Mercy College Featured Award Winning Film: "The University of Sing Sing"

On March 31, 2014, "The University of Sing Sing" was shown at Mercy College and also aired on HBO for the first time. The documentary gives a rare glimpse into the world of college in prison. It is currently available on HBO On-Demand and HBO GO. Read More

Hudson Valley Women in Corrections and Community Supervision: 8th Annual Training Day

Hudson Valley Women in Corrections and Community Supervision hosted its 8th Annual Training Day on March 14, 2014, during Women’s History Month. This year’s theme was "Honoring Women of Courage, Character, and Commitment" which was also the theme for the 2014 Women’s History Month. Read More

Harlem Re-Entry Court Graduation

On Thursday, March 27, 2014, 38 parolees received certificates of completion from the Harlem Re-Entry Court. The Harlem Re-Entry Court is a result of a positive collaboration between the Harlem Community Justice Center and DOCCS. Its mission is to assist inmates in making the transition from prison life back to the community successful, preventing recidivism, and providing access to crucial services. The case managers, parole officers and administrative law judges work closely together to monitor a parolee's success and compliance with their community supervision and court orders. The staff assigned from the Manhattan/Staten Island Region are: Bureau Chief Tennyson, Senior Parole Officer Delgado, Parole Officer Morro, Parole Officer Dungey, Parole Officer Harrison, and Parole Officer Nwakama.

Fishkill Superintendent's Award for Excellence: Lynn Cortella

Congratulations to Lynn Cortella for receiving the Fishkill Superintendent's Award for Excellence! Lynn started her DOCCS career in 2002 and is now a Health Care Classification Analyst in Central Office where she provides valuable assistance to various correctional facilities . She is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to the process of long-term care planning for the incarcerated inmate.

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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: March 8 in West Harrison, March 14 in Albany, March 22 in Liverpool, March 28 in Buffalo, April 5 in Albany, May 3 in Islandia, May 16 in Fishkill, May 23 in Binghamton, May 31 in Watertown, June 7 in Manhattan, June 11 in Albany, and June 28 in Rochester. For pre-retirement planning information including the Self Help Guide to Pre-Retirement Planning and 22 short videos, visit www.worklife.ny.gov/preretirement.