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  • warriorscience4u
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    ..and more bad news for WI DOC:

    #1.) Governor Scott Walker announced that due to "Budget constraints" all 3rd Shift tower positions are to be eliminated at 10 Institutions, as the "...prisoners are all locked into their housing units, in bed." There's a debate therein as to a need for 3rd shift tower guards, that's one thing, but to publicly announce that is beyond the realm of horrible Corrections management.

    #2.) Walker announced that WI DOC workers will now have to pay MORE increases in their insurance deductibles. For the layman's terms, here is how it worked: First, Walker/Wall upped the amounts employees "contributed" to their health insurance and pensions, directly out of your paychecks. Next, they reduced the insurance plan coverage you are paying for. So, in effect, DOC employees are now paying almost quadruple of what they were just 3 years ago, AND getting LESS insurance. Hammy...

    No big deal for the folks making $32 an hour, but for the new hires at $15 an hour, it actually works out to around $9.75 an hour now, BEFORE you have to pay out an annual $3500 deductible on your healthcare. So, while you may have a $30K gross WITH OT, pray you or your children don't need healthcare.

    Sorry.

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  • warriorscience4u
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    Originally posted by topflight View Post
    Is the pay $15.00?
    Yup, THEN subtract for your "benefits".

    Most so called raises get eliminated when Walker/Wall increase your "contributions" to the "benefits".

    You WILL be ordered to work the double shift, of 16 hours, and that can be done (3) days in a row. When you are ordered to work doubles there is no extra time between shifts; 16 hours on, your 8 personal hours, then 16 hours on again, 8 hours off, then another 16 hours on...

    It's insane for a "Security" Institution to run so many people with that level of sleep deprivation, but they do. Dangerous.

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  • warriorscience4u
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    Originally posted by Showtime0811 View Post
    Is Wisconsin DOC considered as a peace officer?
    No, it is NOT a peace officer Classification.

    Scott Walker put the D.O.C. properties up for sale.

    D.O.C. Secretary Ed Wall promised those DOC employees found to be discussing said Sale, would be fired.

    A LARGE majority of their top-heavy Seniority is eligible to retire this year/next year, then it will probably be sold to "Corrections Inc." from Kentucky, or are they from Tenn.?

    Unfortunately, if you think the WI DOC is an avenue to LE someday, look elsewhere. Keep the job delivering pizza, get your Bachelor's Degree, and self-fund yourself through a WI LE Academy.

    The C in the acronym for DOC is not for "corrections".

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  • Lucky lucky
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    Originally posted by Showtime0811 View Post
    Is Wisconsin DOC considered as a peace officer?
    We are considered family agencies, if you know what I mean by that. We don't have arresting rights, and of course you can't pull anyone over.

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  • Showtime0811
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    Is Wisconsin DOC considered as a peace officer?

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  • Nut
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    WI DOC is always accepting applications for C.O.'s. Go on the google there and type in State of Wisconsin jobs, and go to wiscjobs.com.

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  • Showtime0811
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    I live in Illinois and will be taking the written test in two weeks. Do you know if the DOC is actively hiring?

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  • Nut
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    I worked in the institutions for 8 years, now with probation and parole. The WI D.O.C. has it's ups and downs just like any job, but in the setting/environment you work you will see things, smell things and participate in things you never thought existed...but now I am trying to explore the Police Officer route...I'm HOPING my education and experience in corrections will help.

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  • Lucky lucky
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    Yes they do that still.

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  • Lucky lucky
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    It takes about three months.

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  • Lucky lucky
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    Hello. Good luck in your process. I am currently a SGT with the DOC, and would be willing to answer some questions. I am currently on the sub list for the Police academy class in July.

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  • Showtime0811
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    Any updated information regarding DOC? How long does the process take.

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  • JA_4169
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    When they call with a job offer, they tell you what institution you're being offered. For example, "We're offering you a position at Waupun with an academy start date of xx/xx/xx, do you want the job? I've heard that in the past they've allowed people to wait a few academy classes until a position opens up at their top choice, but I'm not sure if they still do that.

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  • JA_4169
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    When I went through, they put you up in a hotel Monday-Friday and you could stay in your room for the weekends at your expense. the hotel did give a discounted rate for people staying the weekend too. They also gave a meal voucher for various restaurants around the hotel.

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  • thinkinau
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    Have you received your conditional offer yet?

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