After requesting notification from the DOC regarding its position with respect to recruitment and retention pay, we have learned that the Department intends to eliminate the premium statewide.

We have not yet received a formal notification letter from the State about its intent, but as soon as we do, we will post it on our website.

Upon receiving the letter from the DOC, we will exercise our right under the arbitrator’s award to challenge the decision through the grievance and arbitration process. Our grievance, which we expect to file this Monday, July 13, will also be available on the website.

Since this is such a critical issue that impacts so many members across the state, we will make a request to the Department that we expedite the process and move the issue immediately to arbitration.

As soon as we have any more information about this issue, we will let you know.


Michelle Woodrow
President and Director of Corrections & Law Enforcement