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The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is pleased to announce that NDCS Deputy Director Jeremy Elder has been appointed be the next vice president of marketing for the National Correctional Industries Association (NCAI) board of directors beginning January 2021. As deputy director for NDCS, Elder oversees operations at Cornhusker State Industries (CSI), Federal Surplus Property and the NDCS engineering division. Currently, Elder serves on the NCIA board as the representative for the South Central region.

“Throughout my 16-year career in correctional industries, I have found NCIA to be an essential...Read more

NDCS offers a wide variety of career opportunities including case workers, food service, health care and security. CURRENTLY, A $10,000 HIRING BONUS FOR CORPORALS IS BEING OFFERED AT: - Lincoln Correctional Center - Diagnostic and Evaluation Center - Tecumseh State Correctional Institution - Nebraska State Penitentiary New hires will be paid $10,000 over three years in four month increments. That comes to $1,111.11 every four months. You must be employed at one of the three male, maximum security facilities to receive the bonus. Transfer or promotion to one of the other facilities will end eligibility for additional payouts. #...Read more

Knowing the importance of listening to your staff’s needs and making sure they have the best tools to do their jobs effectively are some of the qualities exemplified by Lieutenant Ron Morton that earned him the Omaha Corrections Center (OCC) Security Award.

This type of leadership is crucial, especially on third shift. “Lt. Morton ensures his staff is trained and are always prepared for promotions and the tasks at hand,” said Captain Seth Perlman. “Lt. Morton is a very tenured and experienced lieutenant and deserves this recognition.”

Other teammates also expressed their gratitude for his leadership. “He shows...Read more

Modeling professionalism and keeping a positive attitude are some of the qualities that merited Corporal Dana Harms the 2019 Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) Warden’s Proficiency and Performance Award for the Administration Division. When Harms came to NSP as an eye clinic technician in medical, she improved the work environment of her teammates and enhanced the atmosphere of the facility. Her willingness to help others while maintaining a positive attitude increased the morale of the entire facility. Security and unit staff acknowledged all of the extra efforts Harms put in to make their job more efficient and effective, going...Read more

Inside the Work Ethic Camp (WEC), a group of men are taking extra steps to encourage change and forward movement for themselves and their peers. Thanks to the artistic talents of Michael Dugan, WEC has been getting an inspirational facelift. He has taken a hands-on approach to also teach airbrushing and mural painting to other men at WEC.

This group of men have not only created murals that will serve as a legacy within WEC, but a project depicting Nebraska points of interest is also on display at the Medicine Creek State Reservoir in Cambridge, NE.

In a strange twist, with the restrictions on men working outside...Read more

The Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) selected Administrative Assistant Lisa Bruckner for Employee of the Quarter. Bruckner was nominated by her teammates for being a self-motivated employee who is always willing to go the extra mile for the betterment of OCC. She regularly takes on extra tasks at the facility and is always willing to assist those who ask for help. She thrives at any job she takes on, and it is clear to those around her that she is deeply attached to a sense of purpose and exemplifies the NDCS mission and values.

Thank you for your exceptional work and congratulations! #OCCAwards #Congratulations #...Read more

As summer is upon us, many people are taking to the road and skies. If you do travel, it is important to continue to be vigilant about protecting yourself and others: wash your hands, wear your mask and maintain social distancing. #KeepPeopleSafe #UniversalHealthPrecautions

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The Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) selected Captain Juan Terrazas as the 2019 NSP Warden’s Proficiency Award recipient for the Operations Division in recognition of his supervision over multiple areas and taking on extra responsibilities. Terrazas took it upon himself to improve the travel order process. This project required the collaboration of teammates across the agency from the medical department, shift supervisors and the Central Office transport team. By spearheading this task, Terrazas’s efforts not only ensured all travel orders were successfully covered, but also helped relieve staffing issues. Having the confidence...Read more