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Thanks to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Central Office employees who embraced the Halloween spirit and came dressed for the annual costume contest! Pictured are some of those who participated (and won prizes). The Employee Activity Committee (EAC) team prepared “Goul-ash” for lunch with assorted creepy (but delicious) desserts. Much appreciation to all who made it a fun event!Read more

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) recently started their first DMAIC Process Improvement project that involves another agency. The project will look at how smartphones are ordered by NDCS to make it more streamlined for both the end user and the processors. #COEWeek

AJ Divis, Buyer II, leads project members through mapping out how NDCS currently orders phones to identify barriers.Read more

One of the first projects completed at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) concerned new hire clothing issue. The project team was able to reduce errors in issuing clothing to new hires and make sure that all new hires were had uniforms the very first day. It has also reduced the time it takes staff to complete ordering. “The process improvement project for new hire clothing has streamlined and shortened my time involved with receiving shipments and distributing to new hires, “ said Lisa Haussler, staff assistant I. “ It has helped free up my time to get to other tasks.” #COEWeekRead more

Director Scott R. Frakes held a Director's Dialogue session at Central Office on Oct. 29.

He encouraged team members to browse the department's new strategic plan, and use it to guide their work.Read more

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services recently completed a Process Improvement initiative to expedite the way team members report information when they are involved in a vehicle accident.

Before the initiative, accident reports, estimates and photographs were not being submitted in a timely manner, ultimately delaying repairs. The Process Improvement team helped streamline these efforts by eliminating unnecessary and duplicated reports, creating a simple instruction list and implementing a submission timeline.

The improvements reduced the number of process steps from 66 to 20, which means team members...Read more

Three Domesti-Pups Service dogs graduated training at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) on Oct. 15. Congratulations to everyone involved!Read more

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Human Talent Director Erinn Criner makes changes to a swim lane diagram at last Wednesday's bi-weekly executive staff meeting.

Swim lanes help map the flow of projects or information from conception to completion and evaluation. Built to be comprehensive measures, they include involvement from separate entities or divisions throughout the department.

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Maintenance Manager Dan Smack is taking time to teach ABC CORE classes in the evenings at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). Thank you, Dan!Read more