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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.

Watertown C.F wins SEFA Award

Watertown Correctional Facility received special recognition and an award for raising the most funds in the large agency category at the State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) Campaign/Awards breakfast. Watertown employees demonstrated their commitment and support of various community agencies by showing their generosity when giving to the 2014 SEFA Campaign. Read More

Fishkill Superintendent's Award for Excellence: Kim Pearce

Congratulations to Kim Pearce for receiving the Fishkill Superintendent's Award for Excellence! Kim has worked at Fishkill C.F. since 1985 and is truly a dedicated and skilled instructor. His experience in graphic arts and the printing industry, combined with his natural ability to teach, has enabled him to inspire many of his students to pursue a career in commercial art. Read More

Career Night at St. Thomas Aquinas College

Superintendent Michael Capra of Sing Sing Correctional Facility was invited to participate in Career Night at St. Thomas Aquinas College, in Rockland County, on April 16, 2014. The event is split into two parts: a presentation of speakers that discuss different aspects of the criminal justice system as it relates to their own area of expertise followed by a question and answer period. Read More

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

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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.