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* 1. Full Name (Required)

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* 2. Title / Rank (Required)

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* 3. Work Location

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* 4. Shift

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* 5. How many years of experience do you have working for the Department of Corrections?

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* 6. How many years have you worked at the current position and location

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* 7. How would you rank employee morale in DOC?

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* 8. How important are the following to you

  Very important Somewhat important Neutral Not that important Not important at all
Staffing levels
Cuts to pay and benefits
Threat of assaults
Closing of facilities
Privatization of DOC services
Protective safety and self-defensive gear
Employee morale
Training
Inmate classification system

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* 9. How effective and useful of tax payer dollars are these programs

  Very effective and useful Somewhat effective and useful  Neutral Not that effective and useful  Not effective and useful at all
Vermont Correctional Industries
Offender Responsibility Planning
Vermont Treatment Program for Sexual Abusers
Risk Reduction Program (RRP)
Vermont Domestic Abuse Teams and Programs
Substance Abuse Programs
Transitional Housing Programs
College credit programs
Effective Practices in Community Supervision (EPICS)
Offender Management System (OMS)

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* 10. Effective Practices in Community Supervision (EPICS): (check all that apply)

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* 11. Offender Management System (OMS):  (check all that apply)

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* 12. What % of feedback from central office you receive is negative?

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* 13. What % of feedback from central office you receive is positive?

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* 14. Are you currently seeking other employment because of dissatisfaction with DOC?

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* 15. Have you ever experienced a situation where favoritism has affected any of the following (please check all that apply)

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* 16. Do you think DOC's current hiring practices are fair?

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* 17. Do you feel central office policies and directives create an antagonistic work environment (with or without intention)?

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* 18. Are you comfortable with providing feedback that may be contrary to direction of central office to central office directors?

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* 19. Do you believe information from inmates is being used inappropriately to investigate and/or manipulate staff?

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* 20. Do you think your commitment to the department has increased, decreased, or remained the same since you came to the department?

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* 21. Do you feel you have a higher than usual amount of work related stress?

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* 22. In what way(s) has work-related stress negatively impacted your work? (Select all that apply)

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* 23. What do you feel are the causes of stress in the correctional field? (Select all that apply)

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* 24. How much of an impact do the following issues have on your working conditions and the services you provide?

  Not an issue A minor concern Neutral A serious concern Major impact
Possibility of DOC services being privatized
More inmates being sent out of state
Changes in DOC policies toward inmates
Under staffing
Possibility of facilities being closed and subsequent ripple effects
Possibility of private facilities opening
Changes in policies towards employees
Management bargaining proposals
Legislative involvement in DOC

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* 25. How well does your employer assist employees with ways of handling job related stress?

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* 26. How do you rate the training you have received as part of your job?

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* 27. How informed are you regarding safety concerns related to your employment? (threats, escalated situations, confrontations)

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* 28. In the last 12 months have you received threats as a result of or related to your employment? If so describe.

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* 29. Do you feel supported by central office when reporting concerns or situations that make you feel unsafe? If not, please describe a situation which has contributed to your not feeling supported. If so, please describe a situation which has contributed to your feeling supported.

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* 30. Have you ever felt that your fear of a situation was minimized or that you were perceived as incapable of performing the duties of your job because you felt unsafe in particular situations? If so, describe.

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* 31. Have you ever been physically assaulted related to your employment? If so, describe.

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* 32. How aware are you of current policies, training, or practices regarding your safety?

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* 33. Could there be additional policies, training, or practices that would make you feel safer? If so, please describe.

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* 34. Does DOC central office fulfill its responsibility to maintain safe staffing levels at your facility or field office?

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* 35. How many times have you been mandated to work overtime in the past six months?

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* 36. On average, how much notice are you given before being mandated?

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* 37. Does DOC's current system mandate employees in a fair and equitable way?

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* 38. Do you think excessive overtime creates unsafe situations at your facility?

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* 39. DOC central office's policies make employee safety and the threat of assaults from inmates a top priority

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* 40. Unfair or incompetent management contributes to increase threats of assault on corrections officers

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* 41. Unfair or incompetent management contributes to corrections officer’s misconduct.

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* 42. The current inmate classification system makes my job more difficult

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* 43. Recent changes in the inmate classification system are an improvement and we are moving in positive direction

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* 44. I am satisfied with my current work schedule.

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* 45.  The current system of evaluations for corrections officers is fair.

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* 46. I am satisfied with my level of salary and benefits

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* 47. I fully understand the written policies and procedures for DOC employees

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* 48. I perform my duties in accordance with DOC's mission statement: "In partnership with the community, we support safe communities by providing leadership in crime prevention, repairing the harm done, addressing the needs of crime victims, ensuring offender accountability for criminal acts, and managing the risk posed by offenders."

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* 49. DOC central office manages the department in accordance with DOC's mission statement: "In partnership with the community, we support safe communities by providing leadership in crime prevention, repairing the harm done, addressing the needs of crime victims, ensuring offender accountability for criminal acts, and managing the risk posed by offenders."

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* 50. Are you motivated to do your job to the best of your abilities?

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* 51. Since you started in your current position, your motivation and commitment to your job has:

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* 52. I am interested in discussing my concerns and ways to make improvements with:

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* 53. Additional comments and ideas to make improvements in DOC

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