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					                                                                                                  Volume 5, Issue 5
           Mississippi Department of Corrections
                                                                                                  June 2003




           THE RESOURCE

                                    VOLUNTARY BIWEEKLY PAY SCHEDULE
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
                                    AVAILABLE TO ALL MDOC EMPLOYEES JULY 1!
Clips                          2
                                        All MDOC employees will be eligible to start voluntarily receiving pay biweekly
Corr Today Feature             2    effective July 1, 2003. Many MDOC employees requested this payroll schedule in the
                                    employee survey conducted by Mississippi State University. Most
Commissioner’s Corner          3    private sector employers have the biweekly pay schedule. Some of
                                    the state government agencies are likewise on the biweekly pay
First Quarter Awards         4-7    schedule.
                                        How does the biweekly payroll system work? On the biweekly
Training                     8-9    pay schedule payroll is not run until after you have worked, unlike
                                    the current monthly pay system where payroll is run during the
Editor’s Note                10     middle of the month before you actually work the time. Under the biweekly system,
                                    work time for the pay cycle is cut off after 14 days. All timesheets are completely en-
Checklist                           tered during the next week. Payroll is run and checks or direct deposit slips are mailed
                                    the following week after time is entered. Thus, it takes two weeks after the cut off date
•       Insurance Notice:           of the first pay cycle to process timesheets, and to run and mail payroll. Simply put,
        There will be no pre-       your pay is not withheld but delayed.
        mium increase for de-
                                      What are your benefits of the biweekly payroll schedule?
        pendent coverage in
        July.                           Ø You will receive a paycheck every two weeks instead of just once a month.
                                        Ø You can get on direct deposit without having to have 40 hours of personal
•       The trial period for              leave. Since your check can be automatically deposited to your bank account,
        ACE Direct Deposit                you won’t have to fight long lines at the bank, or worry about getting to the
        stubs will continue               bank “in time” to make a deposit. It normally takes about two paycheck cy-
        through June 30, 2003.            cles for the bank to have the direct deposit active.
        After that time elec-
        tronic stubs in ACE             Ø You get to see exactly what you are getting paid for since you have already
        will be determined by             worked the time. Your pay will be calculated according to the Mississippi
        whether or not an em-             State Personnel Board hourly rate for your salary.
        ployee filled out their         Ø You won’t have to have your check re-cut if you are on leave without pay dur-
        form attached to the              ing the month.
        ACE mailer sent to
        them by the State of            Ø Your leave balance should be up to date on the biweekly check stub.
        Miss. If we have any-           Ø If you are due an 11-hour check for the 28-day work cycle, the amount due
        one still wanting a pa-           will be paid on the next biweekly check following the completion of the work
        per stub and did not fill         cycle.
        out the form, they will
        need to go by their per-
                                    How will your deductions be handled?
        sonnel/payroll office          One-half of all your deductions will be taken from each biweekly check, except for
        to complete the proper      the months having three checks. Nothing will be withheld from your 3rd check except
        paperwork by June 30.       taxes and retirement.
                                                                                                            (Continued on page 2)
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                            (Continued from page 1)                      from a monthly pay schedule to a bi-
                                If you have extra tax money being        weekly schedule, your last monthly
                            withheld from your check, the extra          check will always cover the complete
                            money will be divided manually by the        month prior to changing to the bi-
                            payroll department and by the first two      weekly payroll schedule.
                            biweekly checks each month. No extra             Since you will initially be experi-
                            tax money will be withheld from your         encing a difference in paycheck
                            3rd check.                                   amounts and pay dates it may be wise
                                Your tax bracket will not be affected    to advise your creditors of your change
                            by the biweekly payroll schedule.            in pay schedule. Your personnel office
                                Your 2003 W-2 will be short by two       will be glad to assist you with a letter
                            weeks pay that will be earned but not        of explanation about your new pay pe-
                            paid until 2004.                             riod with your creditors.
                            What will be the biweekly paycheck           How do I sign up for biweekly pay
         Clips              schedule? You must complete the nec-         schedule? Visit your local personnel
                            essary paperwork by June 15 in order to      office and complete the necessary pa-
                            be eligible to be on the biweekly pay        perwork to enroll in the bi-weekly pay-
     Healing Proverbs       plan beginning July 1 that has a pay pe-     roll program. Since the bi-weekly pay
                            riod start date of June 28. Your first bi-   schedule begins July 1, all necessary
                            weekly work period for July will be for      paperwork must be completed by June
   “A man’s children        the period of July 1- 11 which you will      15, 2003, in order to have an effective
  and his garden both       be paid on July 25. Your second bi-          start date of July 1. The deadline for
  reflect the amount of     weekly pay period for July will be for       sign up for any month thereafter, must
  weeding done during       the work period of July 12-25 and you        be completed by the 15th of the prior
  the growing season.”      will be paid on August 8. Your pay-          month. Due to payroll processing pro-
                            checks will continue to be biweekly          cedures, once you change to the bi-
      (Anonymous)
                            thereafter.                                  weekly payroll schedule you cannot
                               Your June monthly check that will         change back to the monthly payroll
   “It doesn’t matter       be paid on June 30 will cover the entire     schedule.
  who my father was; it     month of June. Whenever you change           Greg Duncan
                                                                         Human Resources
  matters who I remem-
       ber he was.”
     (Anne Sexton)         Sisk Featured in Corrections Today
                               Branch Director Billy Sisk of the             “I feel very hon-
 “When I was a boy of      Community Corrections Training Divi-          ored but there are so
  14, my father was so     sion was recently featured in the April       many other staff that
    ignorant I could       issue of Corrections Today.                   deserve to be recog- Branch Director Billy Sisk
  hardly stand to have         Sisk, a 15-year veteran with the Mis-     nized for their dedi-
  the old man around.      sissippi Department of Corrections, be-       cation and hard work. I will strive to
   But when I got to be    came coordinator in the training depart-      continue to deliver quality training to
 21, I was astonished at   ment in 1995 and was appointed to his         the MDOC staff,” says Sisk.
 how much the old man      current position two years later. For the         The Community Corrections Divi-
   had learned in seven    last year, he has performed the duties of     sion has employees statewide and Sisk
          years.”          all the training requirements and is re-      often travels the state delivering train-
      (Mark Twain)         sponsible for developing, scheduling          ing that is required by the MDOC. He
                           and delivering the workshops.                 often travels for weeks at a time while
                               His past experience as a former field     still maintaining the necessary require-
   “It is a wise father
                           officer pays off when he applies his          ments of his job.
   that knows his own      training skills. Sisk takes his work seri-        The MDOC commends Sisk and the
          child.”          ously and ensures his trainees receive        dedication he has for the agency and
  (William Shakespeare)    the training adequate to their needs.         the safety of his trainees.
                                                                         Angie Underwood
                                                                         Personnel Services
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 Commissioner’s Corner

                       The week of May 4 – 10 was designated as National Correctional Officer Week, and
                Governor Ronnie Musgrove issued an official proclamation “to recognize the professionalism
                and dedication exhibited by the employees of the Mississippi Department of Corrections and
                urge all residents to show their gratitude for the dedicated efforts of the employees in improv-
                ing the criminal justice system.” In 1984, U.S. Senators Strom Thurmond of South Carolina
                and Donald W. Riegle of Michigan, facilitated an approval of a replacement resolution by the
                Senate, resulting in the first National Correctional Officers Week to be celebrated the first full
 week of May, from Sunday through Saturday. It has been proclaimed at that time every year since 1984. In
 keeping with this tradition, the Mississippi Department of Corrections was proud to recognize our valued
 officers and also to reflect on the memory of the five fallen heroes who died in the line of duty.
     The Mississippi Department of Corrections has a staff of over 2,800 correctional workers who provide
 security in prisons, community work centers and restitution centers. Not all officers wear the blue; many are
 field officers who are in our communities to supervise offenders on field supervision. A correctional offi-
 cer’s work is an untiring job, one with a huge responsibility and not a lot of glory attached to it. These are
 the very men and women who each day put their lives on the line and keep our communities safe.
     Correctional Employee Recognition Week was recognized at our agency in many ways. At MSP, ban-
 ners were posted at both gates, signs were posted recognizing our uniformed staff, and meals were provided
 in appreciation of these valued employees. As a special gesture, all employees of MSP received a com-
 memorative brick as a token of their appreciation for their tireless work in the American Correctional Asso-
 ciation accreditation process. Brick by brick, old Camp Five was dismantled and each Parchman employee
 received a brick inscribed with “Mississippi State Penitentiary – Established 1901 – ACA Accreditation
 2003 – “For your contribution to this historical achievement.”
     The Central Mississippi Correctional Facility recognized its honored employees with meals and a noon
 memorial ceremony for those officers killed in the line of duty. The ACA Accreditation Certificate was un-
 veiled and placed on display at the facility. The Correctional Peace Officer Foundation was on hand for
 presentations and to announce winners of items produced and donated by the Mississippi Prison Industries
 Corporation. Signs were also posted in declaration of this special week.
     In Leakesville, at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution, many events marked the appreciation
 week. A cookout was held for everyone with the supervisors from each shift assisting in the preparation of
 the food. Krispy Kreme doughnuts were provided during each shift on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
 Posters and fliers were posted to honor the staff and the local newspaper also recognized these valued em-
 ployees.
     All of these are expressions of appreciation for our officers and I value the work and commitments each
 of you give to the agency on a daily basis. Your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed by each of
 your supervisors or me, and we are proud to be able to honor you during this special week. Each of you
 gives freely of yourselves to protect and uphold the law. And last, but not least, let us remember Chester,
 Ammie, James, Argentra and Sidney, who gave all.

                                       “Work to become, not to acquire.”
                                                   (Elbert Hubbard)


                                                                                      Commissioner Chris Epps
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  First Quarter Award Recipients 2003




                                                                         Comm. Corrections Region II Staff
                                                                                Employee of the Month
                                                               Pictured left to right: Commissioner Chris Epps; CCD
                                                                Christy Gutherz; award recipients Pam Jenkins and
    Comm. Corrections Region I 25 Year Award Recipient          Bryan Burton; and Deputy Commissioner Lora Cole.
    Pictured left to right: Commissioner Chris Epps, award
  recipient Henry Atkins, CCAD Bill Brand and Deputy Com-
                       missioner Lora Cole.




                                                                Comm. Corrections Region I 10 Year Service Awards
                                                             Pictured left to right: Comm. Chris Epps; award recipients
                                                             Jerry Carver, Alfred Bales and Ruben Martin; CCAD Bill
                                                                       Brand; and Deputy Comm. Lora Cole.



     Central Office Employee Of The Month Awards
  Pictured left to right: Award recipients Deputy Comm.
Emmitt Sparkman, Bobbie Twiner, Tara Frazier and Comm.
                         Chris Epps.




                                                                   Comm. Corrections Region I 5 Year Service Awards
                                                             Pictured left to right: Commissioner Chris Epps; award recipi-
                                                              ents Amie Ruffin and Larry Williams; CCAD Bill Brand; and
                                                                             Deputy Commissioner Lora Cole.




                 Comm. Corrections Region I
                      Extra Effort Award
  Pictured left to right: Commissioner Chris Epps, award
  recipient Cindy Collums, CCAD Bill Brand, and Deputy
                      Comm. Lora Cole.



                                                                    Comm. Corrections Region I 15 Year Service Award
                                                                  Pictured left to right: Comm. Chris Epps, award recipient
                                                                  Velicia Flore, CCAD Bill Brand and Deputy Comm. Lora
                                                                                             Cole.
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                                                                                     Comm. Corrections Region II Fifteen Year Award Recipient
                          Comm. Corrections Region III
                                                                               Pictured left to right: Commissioner Chris Epps, award recipient Cheryl
                               Extra Effort Awards
                                                                                Rogers, CCD Christy Gutherz; and Deputy Commissioner Lora Cole.
        Pictured left to right: Comm. Chris Epps; CCAD Charles Bun-
          nell; award recipients Jennifer Lucht, James Johnson, and
            Gerald Hinton; and Deputy Commissioner Lora Cole.




                                                                                                       Comm. Corrections Region II
           Comm. Corrections Region II 5 Year Service Award Recipients                                      Heroism Award
       Pictured left to right: Commissioner Chris Epps; CCD Christy Gutherz;    Pictured left to right: Commissioner Chris Epps, CCD Christy Gutherz,
       award recipients Robert Hughes, Alfreda Outlaw, Beatrice Griffin and      award recipient Michael Bradshaw; and Deputy Commissioner Lora
              Marcus McClure; and Deputy Commissioner Lora Cole.                                                 Cole.




          Comm. Corrections Region III CO of the Month Award                        Comm. Corrections Region III CO of the Month Award
          Pictured left to right: Commissioner Chris Epps, CCAD                     Pictured left to right: Commissioner Chris Epps, CCAD
        Charles Bunnell, award recipient William Melton and Deputy                 Charles Bunnell, award recipient Thomas Richey and Dep-
                          Commissioner Lora Cole.                                                 uty Commissioner Lora Cole.
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                           MSP Employee Of The Month Awards                                                             5 Year Service Awards
  Pictured left to right: Deputy Commissioner Emmitt Sparkman, Commissioner Chris              Pictured left to right: Deputy Comm. Emmitt Sparkman, Comm. Chris
   Epps, award recipients Victoria McFarland, Linda Washington, Dean Serio, Fred                Epps, award recipients Melinda Buckner, Deborah Dekraai, Shirley
       Moore, Gloria Gibbs, Nathaniel Boss and Superintendent Michael Wilson.                 Jackson, Glenda Morris, Jacqueline Paden, Sam Ross, Sherry Seals and
                                                                                                                        Supt. Michael Wilson.




                            MSP 20 Year Service Award
                                                                                                                 SMCI Employee of the Month Award
         Pictured left to right: Deputy Commissioner Emmitt Sparkman,
                                                                                              Pictured left to right: Commissioner Chris Epps, Deputy Comm. Emmitt
          Commissioner Chris Epps, award recipient Bernice Jackson                              Sparkman, award recipient LaGradis Breland and Supt. Ron King.
                        and Superintendent Michael Wilson.




                            Comm. Corrections Region III                                                       MSP 10 Year Service Awards
                                                                                     Pictured left to right: Deputy Commissioner Emmitt Sparkman, Commissioner
                                15 Year Service Award                                 Chris Epps, award recipients Lewis Anderson, Linda Brown, Maxine Conner,
              Pictured left to right: Commissioner Chris Epps, CCAD                 Melvin First, Linda Hall, Patricia Jones, Albert Love, Victoria McFarland, Annette
            Charles Bunnell, award recipient Jerry Kennedy and Deputy               Ratliff, Jacqueline Richardson, Quincy Smith, Tracy Stapleton and Superintendent
                              Commissioner Lora Cole.                                                                 Michael Wilson.
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                                                                                                                    MSP 15 Year Service Awards
                                                                                        Pictured left to right: Deputy Comm. Emmitt Sparkman, Commissioner Chris Epps,
                             25 Year Service Awards                                     award recipients Carolyn Banyard, Mary Craft, Lisa Echols, Ethel Hemphill, Stella
       Pictured left to right: Deputy Comm. Emmitt Sparkman, Comm.                        Keaton, Debra Pannel, Patricia Reed, Lorene Scott and Supt. Michael Wilson.
      Chris Epps, award recipients Joyce Jackson, Connie Moon, Jessie
                        Tiller and Supt. Michael Wilson.




                                                                                                                                 SMCI 5 Year Service Awards
                                                                                                      Pictured left to right: Comm. Chris Epps, award recipients Nancy Bolton, Deloris
                                                                                                     Green, Marcia Hicks, Deputy Comm. Emmitt Sparkman, Andrew Mills, Donna Tay-
                           Central Office 20 Year Service Award                                                    lor, Gayla Williams, Ripling Wrinkle and Supt. Ron King.
          Pictured left to right: Award recipient Jesse Smith and Commissioner
                                        Chris Epps.




                         SMCI Extra Effort Awards                                                                        MSP Extra Effort Awards
Pictured left to right: Commissioner Chris Epps, award recipients Ricky          Pictured left to right: Deputy Comm. Emmitt Sparkman, Commissioner Chris Epps, award recipients Gloria
Neel, Frank Canale, Deputy Commissioner Emmitt Sparkman and Supt.                             Land, Willie Mell, Thomas Moss, James Gwin and Superintendent Michael Wilson.
                               Ron King.
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JUNE MSP TRAINING CALENDAR                                              JUNE CMCF TRAINING CALENDAR
                                                                         2    New Employee Orientation         8:00- 5:00 40
   2     New Employee Orientation                    8:00- 5:00   40
   2     Annual Refresher Training                   8:00- 5:00   40          Standard First Aid/CPR           8:00- 5:00   0
   2     Rifle Qualification* – Refresher Make-up    8:00-12:00   4           (Orientation)
   2     Excel II (MSP)                              1:30- 5:00   3.5    2    If You are Taken Hostage         1:00- 3:00   2
   3     Religious Program Review                    1:00- 2:00   1           (CMCF)
   3     Shotgun Qualification*                      8:00- 5:00   8      2    HIV/AIDS Awareness (CMCF)        3:00- 5:00   2
   3     Excel II (MSP)                              8:30-12:00   3.5    3    Staff/Offender Relations         1:00- 3:00   2
   3     Excel II (MSP)                              1:30- 5:00   3.5         (CMCF)
   4     Power Point II (MSP)                        8:30-12:00   3.5    3    Bloodborne Pathogens (CMCF)      3:00- 5:00   2
   4     Power Point II (MSP)                        1:30- 5:00   3.5
   4     Handgun Qualification*                      8:00- 5:00   8
                                                                         4    Standard First Aid/CPR (CMCF) 8:00- 5:00      8
   5     Disciplinary Procedures                     9:00-11:00   2      5    Sexual Misconduct with Offend-   2:00- 4:00   2
   5     Rifle Qualification* – Annual Refresher     8:00- 5:00   8           ers (CMCF)
   5     Access II (MSP)                             8:30-12:00   3.5    6    Emergency Actions (CMCF)         1:00- 2:00   1
   5     Access II(MSP)                              1:30- 5:00   3.5
                                                                         9    Correctional Officer Academy     8:00- 5:00 40
   6     MS Outlook (MSP)                            8:30-12:00   3.5
   6     Remedial Firearms Training                  8:00- 5:00   8           Rifle (Academy)                  8:00- 5:00   0
   9     Correctional Officer Academy                8:00- 5:00   40     9    Supervisor Management Training 8:00- 5:00 40
   9     Annual Refresher Training                   8:00- 5:00   40          (CMCF)
   9     Rifle Qualification* – Refresher Make-up    8:00-12:00   4      16   Annual Refresher Training      8:00- 5:00 40
  10     Emergency Plans                            10:00-11:00   1
                                                                              Standard First Aid/CPR           8:00- 5:00   0
  10     Emergency Plans                            11:00-12:00   1
                                                                              (Refresher)
  10     Handgun Qualification*                      8:00- 5:00   8           Rifle (Refresher)                8:00- 5:00   0
  11     Handgun Qualification*                      8:00- 5:00   8
                                                                         23   Pre-Supervisory Management       8:00- 5:00 40
  11     ERT Tactical                                8:00- 5:00   8           Training
  12     HIV/AIDS                                    8:30-10:30   2
  12     Blood Borne Pathogens                      10:30-12:30   2     MSP—New employee orientation will be con-
  12     Rifle Qualification* – Annual Refresher     8:00- 5:00   8
                                                                        ducted at MSP on June 2—6, 2003. The total
                                                                        number attending is uncertain at this time.
  13     Remedial Firearms Training                  8:00- 5:00   8
                                                                        There will be no MSP basic correctional officer
  16     Correctional Officer Academy                8:00- 5:00   40    training academy conducted during the month
  16     Annual Refresher Training                   8:00- 5:00   40    of June. A 40 hour annual refresher course for
  16     Supervisor Management Training              8:00- 5:00   40    CO’s will be conducted every week in the
  16     Rifle Qualification* – Refresher Make-up    8:00-12:00   4     month of June. There are 40 slots per class - 38
                                                                        for MSP and two for Community Corrections.
  17     Range and Weapons Maintenance               8:00- 5:00   8
                                                                        Supervisors: please ensure that your staff re-
  18     Range and Weapons Maintenance               8:00- 5:00   8
                                                                        ports to training on assigned dates.
  18     ERT Support                                 8:00- 5:00   8         There will be two supervisor management
  19     Rifle Qualification* – Annual Refresher     8:00- 5:00   8     training courses offered at MSP during the
  20     Remedial Firearms Training                  8:00- 5:00   8     month of June. This training is for corr-
  23     Correctional Officer Academy                8:00- 5:00   40
                                                                        administrators (majors), corr-commanders
                                                                        (captains), corr-supervisors (lieutenants) and
  23     Annual Refresher Training                   8:00- 5:00   40
                                                                        non-security supervisors. The dates for the su-
  23     Firearms Training – Academy Class           8:00- 5:00   24    pervisor management training courses are June
  24     Standard First Aid/CPR                      8:00- 5:00   8     9—13 and June 16—20. There are 40 slots per
  25     Workplace Violence                          9:00-12:00   3     class.
  26     CPR Re-certification                        8:30-12:30   4         In-service training at MSP is offered daily.
  26     Rifle Qualification* – Annual Refresher     8:00- 5:00   8
                                                                        You must sign up at least 48 hours in advance
                                                                        to attend the classes.
  27     Remedial Firearms Training                  8:00- 5:00   8
  30     Annual Refresher Training                   8:00- 5:00   40
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                                                                 SMCI—New employee orientation is scheduled for June 2—6.
 JUNE SMCI TRAINING CALENDAR                                     Supervisor management will be held June 2—5. The basic training
                                                                 academy will be held June 9—27. Annual refresher will be held
 2    New Employee Orientation                     8:00—5:00     June 9—13 and 16—20. Chemical Agents re-certification will be
 2    Supervisor Management Training               8:00—5:00     held on June 11 at 3 p.m. Rifle re-certification (4 hour) is sched-
                                                                 uled for June 12 and 19 starting at 13:00 hours until. In-service
 2    Time Sheets                                  10:00—11:00
                                                                 classes are scheduled throughout the entire month (check the cal-
 2    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)            3:00—4:00     endar for dates). Check the lobby of your work area for informa-
 3    Emergency Action/Procedures                  10:00—11:00   tion, classroom location and time. For more details or to request
                                                                 training forms please call Lt. Martin McLendon at (601) 394-5600
 3    Bloodborne Pathogens                         3:00—5:00     ext. 1461 or 1019.
 4    Standard First Aid/CPR                       8:00—5:00     Clintis McCray, Director
                                                                 Training
 5    Disciplinary Procedures                      10:00—11:00
 6    HIV/AIDS Awareness                           1:00—2:00                                               METH DISCOVERY
 6    Key Control                                  3:00—4:00                                               NETS MONEY FOR
 6    Cultural Diversity                           4:00—5:00
                                                                                                           MDOC
 9    Correctional Officer Academy                 8:00—5:00
 9    Annual Refresher Training                    8:00—5:00                                                 Hattiesburg probation and
 9    Signs of a Suicide Risk/Suicide Prevention   2:00—4:00
                                                                                                           parole officers presented Com-
                                                                 Pictured left to right: Jennifer Lucht,   missioner Chris Epps with a
 10   Emergency Actions/Procedures                 10:00—11:00   Comm. Chris Epps, M.L. Henley and
                                                                 CCAD Charles Bunnell.                     check from the Mississippi Bu-
 10   Vehicle Searches                             1:00—3:00
                                                                 reau of Narcotics in the amount of $1,909.86 on March 17,
 11   Standard First Aid/CPR                       8:00—5:00
                                                                 2003. Officers Jennifer Lucht, M.L. Henley and James
 11   Chemical Agents                              3:00—5:00     Johnson discovered drugs, including a methamphetamine
 12   HIV/AIDS Awareness                           8:00—9:00     lab, while conducting home visits of offenders under
 12   Bloodborne Pathogens                         9:00—10:00    MDOC supervision. Their supervisor, CCAD Charles Bun-
                                                                 nell, nominated officers Lucht and Johnson for an Extra
 13   Classification/Disciplinary Procedures       3:00—4:00
                                                                 Effort Award in February 2003 for their efforts.
 16   Correctional Officer Academy                 8:00—5:00     Claire Papizan
                                                                 Office of Communications
 16   Annual Refresher Training                    8:00—5:00
 16   Positive Approaches to Visitation            8:00—10:00
 16   Emergency Actions/Procedures                 10:00—11:00
                                                                 MDOC Active In MDA Fundraiser
 16   Excell II (SMCI)                             1:30—5:00        For the tenth year, the Mississippi Department of Cor-
 17   Excell II (SMCI)                             8:30—12:00
                                                                 rections (MDOC) was an active participant in the Muscular
                                                                 Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Cool and Casual Day
 17   Excell II (SMCI)                             1:30—5:00
                                                                 fundraiser initiative. This year, MDOC collected over
 18   Standard First Aid/CPR                       8:00—5:00     $2,400 for MDA during Cool and Casual Day on May 9.
 18   Power Point II (SMCI)                        8:30—12:00       Cool and Casual Day is a day set aside in May by the
 18   Power Point II (SMCI)                        1:30—5:00
                                                                 Governor for state agencies to assist MDA with their fund-
                                                                 raising efforts. State employees are given the opportunity
 19   HIV/AIDS Awareness                           8:00—9:00
                                                                 to purchase an MDA t-shirt or button to wear on the desig-
 19   Bloodborne Pathogens                         9:00—10:00    nated day.
 19   Access II (SMCI)                             8:30—12:00       Employees at all three MDOC prison facilities (MSP,
 19   Access II (SMCI)                             1:30—5:00
                                                                 SMCI and CMCF), community corrections division em-
                                                                 ployees and central office employees participated in this
 20   Classification/Disciplinary Procedures       3:00—4:00     year’s Cool & Casual Day. Thanks to the coordinators in
 20   MS Outlook (SMCI)                            8:30—12:00    each area—Vivian Hoeflich (SMCI), Maud Irby (CMCF),
 23   Correctional Officer Academy                 8:00—5:00     Linda McIntyre (MSP), Bonnie Land (CC Region I),
                                                                 Glenda McElroy (CC Region II), Jackie LaFontaine (CC
 24   Interpersonal Communication/Field Staff      8:00—11:00
                                                                 Region III) and Ken Jones (CO) - that helped make this
 25   Counseling Techniques/Field Staff            1:00—4:00     event a success!
                                                                 Claire Papizan
 26   Workplace Violence                           1:00—4:00
                                                                 Office of Communications
Mississippi Department of
Corrections

Human Resources
MS Department of Corrections
723 N. President Street
Jackson, MS 39202


Phone: 601-359-5785
Fax: 601-359-5685
Email: aunderwood@mdoc.state.ms.us


Visit the MDOC website:
www.mdoc.state.ms.us




                                     FROM THE EDITOR
                                         For those of you who have had experience with computers and their glitches and
                                     idiosyncrasies, and downright illogical workings, you may appreciate the following:
                                         At a recent computer expo, Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry
                                     with the auto industry and stated “If GM had kept up with the technology like the com-
                                     puter industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gal-
                                     lon.”
                                         In response to Bill’s comments, General Motors issued a press release stating: If GM
                                     had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the follow-
                                     ing characteristics: For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day. Every
  June 14—Flag Day                   time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car. Occasionally
                                     your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the
                                     side of the road, close all of the car windows, shut it off, restart it, and reopen the win-
                                     dows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this. Only
                                     one person at a time could use the car unless you bought “CarNT,” but then you would
                                     have to buy more seats. The airbag system would ask “are you SURE?” before deploy-
                                     ing. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to
                                     let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed
                                     hold of the radio antenna. And finally, you would have to press the “Start” button to
                                     turn the engine off.
                                     Angie Underwood
                                     SPO IV

				
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