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Three teammates from NDCS graduated this week from the State of Nebraska leadership program. They graduated with 20 other state employees. CSI Manufacturing Manager Pantzlaff, Mr. Gibreal, and LCC Assistant Warden Nelson learned about a variety of ways a person can show leadership.

They focused on: Activating Change for Managers Building a More Durable Government: The State of Nebraska’s Process Improvement Program Building Team Morale Coaching the Tough Stuff Cultivating Positive Culture Cultural Competency Developing Yourself and Others Effective Communication for Leaders Effective Performance Management Emotional and...Read more

Congratulations to NDCS Pre-Service Graduating Class 619!

Back Row (l to r) – McCreery, Barber, Williams, Watson, Svejda, Duell, McVey

3rd Row – McNally, Fielder, Ryder, Stephens, Simms, Sherman

2nd Row – Petersen, Hall, Lawrence, Calcara, Culbertson, Hackstadt

Front Row – TS DeMary-Newman, Smets, Smith, Miriti, Lewis, TS CookRead more

Phillip Keys is working to turn his life around. Programs offered at each Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) facility strive to help Keys and others like him. Through a vocational life skills grant funded through the State of Nebraska through LB 907, NDCS has partnered with the Center for People in Need to offer the Tackling Recidivism and Developing Employability (TRADE) program. TRADE is a program designed to assist persons returning to society from an incarceration facility up to 18 months from release, persons currently incarcerated, and on parole.

Participants attend TRADE programming three days a...Read more

Nebraska Department of Labor is hosting a job fair at the Southeast Community College Beatrice Campus - Adams Hall.

THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX FOR YOUR NEXT GREAT CAREER! Visit with real Corrections staff and learn of the career opportunities that exist including inside knowledge of the daily work environment of an actual facility. Interviews and pre-employment testing on-site!


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Training in and out of the classroom is an important part of becoming an officer at NDCS. New recruits learn about policy, regulations and are trained to keep the people living in our facilities safe, teammates safe and community safe.Read more

The Work Ethic Camp‘s (WEC) Employee Appreciation Committee (EAC) provided a gift to all WEC team members during the month of May. The WEC EAC wanted to thank each of the 96 teammates for their hard work and service to NDCS.

It was the committee’s intent to provide something that represented WEC and personal enough for teammates to appreciate. They selected pins depicting the correctional officer’s flag along with a note that emphasized how, “Every piece of the puzzle is needed to make this department what it is. Each piece is equally as important and valued!”

“It was a touching gesture and much appreciated,”...Read more

The 2019 Annual Correctional Peace Officers Memorial was held in Louisville, KY. Members of the NDCS Honor Guard team accepted a lifetime membership award in recognition for the $5000 donation they made last year. This year’s award goes to the Lincoln Correctional Center in memory of Warden Fred Britten. The honor guard team is proud to announce that because of the staff support with the online shirt sales, golf scrambles, pancake feeds, and several restaurant fundraisers, they were able to donate another $5000 this year. As a result, the teammates at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women will be awarded lifetime membership...Read more

Lt. James Franzen from the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) received the 2019 Supervisors/Managers of the Year award. His dedication to NDCS is strong as he’s been with the agency for more than 13 years.

“I was extremely excited and felt appreciated for the hard work I’ve been doing all of these years,” said Franzen.

Franzen was nominated for showing exemplary performance as a team leader. He’s a self-starter and has volunteered to assist as LCC’s PREA coordinator. This shows his commitment to working for the betterment of all, rather than personal gain. As a...Read more