On Behalf of CCSO State President Art Gonzales
I want to thank you for your continued support and dedication. I’m so proud of all supervisors and managers and humbled to lead this exceptional organization. This year has had its challenges but as always you have stepped up and taken on additional tasks without hesitation.
When you started your careers, you were hired to serve and protect. As times change, we are still hired under that same notion, but now it has been expanded to include many non-typical tasks that are outside of our job descriptions. Some staff respond to those duties by saying “that’s not my job.” I struggle to understand why people think that way. It should be everyone’s job to keep both staff and inmates safe. Unfortunately, a lot of the extra duties are dumped on supervisors, who are already multitasking and have little to no bandwidth to take these duties on. Everyone needs to pitch in, especially in times like these, and work together to ensure a safe and healthy workplace.
During this past year you put not only your life on the line, but your family’s lives as well, every day you went into a dangerous work environment. The potential of one of your family members contracting the virus was heightened, which is quite scary. This virus can take your life or someone you love at a moment’s notice.
I empathize with those of you who have lost loved ones, co-workers, and friends. This may be a difficult time with someone missing during the holidays. I want you to know that I care and understand your sadness.
Please continue to be a leader and set an example for others. I applaud all of you for the hard work and dedication this past year, it does not go unnoticed. Continue to do all the work they pile on you and let them know we never hide behind the “it’s not my job” attitude. Thank you again for your loyalty and perseverance. May God bless all of you and may your future be bright.
CCSO Office Closed:
Due to the Christmas Holiday the CCSO office will be closed on Thursday, December 24 & Friday, December 25. On Monday, December 28, the CCSO office will reopen for operations on a modified schedule. Office hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please note that although a CCSO representative will be onsite to take your calls personally, we encourage more online communication during these difficult times. As we can respond more rapidly to your issues. Please direct inquires to email@example.com and provide a contact number where you can be reached. A CCSO representative will contact you direct to address your concerns.
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