Awards and Appreciation, Beyond the Badge

CIM, CIW, CTF, SAC show staff appreciation

Prison staff working a grill and bagging food for employees.
CCIII Dawn Clain bags up meals during CSP-Sacramento's Employee Appreciation Week.

Staff appreciation can take many forms as shown by recent activities at:

  • California Institution for Men (CIM)
  • California Institution for Women (CIW)
  • Correctional Training Facility (CTF)
  • and CSP-Sacramento (SAC).

CIM thanks staff for dedication, hard work

On May 18, CIM’s executive Management Team along with help from the Chino Valley Employees’ Association (CVEA) hosted a staff appreciation day.

CIM management served carne asada tacos, a beverage, and pastries to all CIM staff. Due to the pandemic and other extenuating circumstances, many newer staff had never participated in such an event. The gathering allowed staff to meet and greet each other. It was very well received.  

“It was great to see staff interacting, smiling and sharing in a good time,” said Warden John Merchant. He also said he was grateful to all CIM staff.

Special thanks’ to CIM’s Executive Management Team and the CVEA for their efforts in making this event a success.

By Lt. Manuel Vega

Jerseys express team spirit, staff appreciation at CIW

In celebration of Teachers, Nurses and Correctional Officers Week, CIW management and staff opted to show their team spirit and appreciation by wearing jerseys from their favorite sports teams. Despite the diversity in professional team choices, all CIW staff are on the same team at work.

Submitted by Lt. William Newborg

CTF shows appreciation for staff

In honor of National Correctional Officers Week, Teacher Appreciation Week, National Nurses Week and Public Service Recognition Week, CTF held multiple events to recognize and thank all staff for their hard work and dedication.

Throughout the week, CTF Health Care Managers and Supervisors provided all staff with hot chocolate, coffee, beverages, breakfast, lunch and dinner along with dessert options. In addition, staff also participated in games and a talent show. There were prizes, face painting, and other entertainment.

Additionally, CTF Administration and the Employee Action Committee (EAC) provided staff with coffee, beverages and doughnuts. Staff were also provided meals during alarm response training where CTF Administrative Staff and Supervisors barbecued chicken and ribs, served with macaroni salad and beverages.

Submitted by Lt. Will Landrum

CSP-Sacramento celebrates employees with barbecue

While jerseys were all the rage at CIW, at SAC, staff appreciation week was observed by holding a special barbecue.

Correctional Counselor III Dawn Clain was the main organizer for the event. Clain runs CSP-Sacramento’s Valor and Service Together (VAST) team.

Submitted by Lt. Erik Altvatter

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