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Information Brief On The Rehiring of Correctional Officers Within the Department of Corrections, Report No. 96-07, September 1996
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  • The Department of Corrections has procedures in place that should identify any applicant who has previously been terminated or resigned while under investigation. However, the determination of whether a former officer is a suitable candidate for rehiring can be hindered by incomplete documentation and incomplete review of the personnel file from the previous institution. Of approximately 10,000 entry-level correctional officers employed as of January 1, 1996, Department records indicate that 38 officers had been rehired after termination or voluntary separation due to unsatisfactory job performance or misconduct.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Security and Institutional Operations
Department of Corrections

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 98-69 Follow-up Report on the Department of Corrections' Correctional Officer Staffing, published in February 1999
  • Report No. 95-28 Policy Review of the Department of Corrections' Correctional Officer Staffing, published in January 1996

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