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SJ: I just went for an interview in Virginia to be a correction officer and after the interview my finger prints were taken for background check and i was told it may take up to 3 or 4 weeks before they will call me.Please can any one tell me why it takes that long and what will be the next step after that?
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The Case for Organizational Leadership Education in Corrections

By A. Allen-Jones, MPA - PHD Candiate in Organizational Leadership
Recently, I engaged in a discussion with a fellow officer who talked about how much he disliked his job. I listen as he described his workplace environment, and gave vivid details of things that were in his words, “just plain wrong”. More than feeling sympathy for him, I began to feel dismayed over what seems to be a continued disregard for a serious inclusion of Organizational Leadership Certification for Corrections Administrators.

The importance of establishing and maintaining a healthy work environment should be what all administrators desire and work toward. Yet, comments, stories, and conversations, like that previously described, support a drive to work on administrators and line staff rapport. full story

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