May 11 CDCR Unlocked podcast promotes employee wellness
In the May 11 episode, experts from CDCR’s Office of Employee Wellness discuss what it’s like once you’re not quite “new” in your CDCR career, but also don’t have decades of experience in the department. What challenges do we face after we pass probation? What should we consider when deciding whether to promote? And most importantly, what steps can we take toward the beginning of our careers to set us on a path of wellness that will carry us into retirement?
Sgt. Corey Ringer, Kathryn Jue and Mai Her-Holloway tackle these questions head-on, sharing their experiences as custody and non-custody employees. Whether an employee works inside an institution, at headquarters, or in a regional or parole office, their advice is the same. Make time to take care of yourself, practice wellness by separating work from home life, and include your family and loved ones’ needs when making career decisions.
The Office of Employee Wellness (OEW) provides a safe, accessible, and connective space for proactive wellness support, education, and resources for all California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) employees.
The CDCR Unlocked podcast focuses on topics such as rehabilitation and reentry, peace officer recruitment, employee wellness and criminal justice. Episodes launch every other Thursday wherever you find podcasts.
CDCR Unlocked is produced by the CDCR Office of Public and Employee Communications, Division of Rehabilitative Programs, Peace Officer Selection and Development, and OEW. It features interviews with and profiles of CDCR executives, administrators, staff, incarcerated people, volunteers and community partners.