Date:           November 13, 2018

To:              Essex County Correctional Facility  

From:          Kip Hallman, CCS/CMGC President

                   Cindy Watson, Chief Operating Officer, Local Government Division

As you may know by now, Essex County Correctional Facility recently announced its intention to award the Medical Health Care Management, Mental Health Care Management and Fiscal Management Services contract for the Essex County Correctional Facility to CCS/CMGC.  As President, I want you to know that we are interested in retaining all qualified and credentialed employees for appropriate positions within the contract staffing plan. 

I recognize that while some employees may be excited about the news, others may be apprehensive and anxious.  In an attempt to alleviate some of your concerns, members of the Management team will be on-site this week to answer any future team members questions.  Meeting times have been scheduled so that you have the ability to attend a session before or after your shift.  These information sessions will last approximately 20-30 minutes and will be held at the Essex County Correctional Facility.  Session times listed below:

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

  • 6:30 AM
  • 2:30 PM

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

  • 6:30 AM
  • 2:30 PM

Larry Doll, CCS Senior Vice President Strategic Development, Linda Pansula, Regional Vice President, Alfredo Granados, Regional Manager, and Patricia Rice, Employee Relations Director will provide a brief overview of CCS/CMGC and answer any questions.   If you know you are interested in continuing your employment, please click here to complete the transition page today.   For a list of frequently asked questions, click here.

CCS/CMGC staff will also be scheduling employee screenings for any staff members interested in scheduling an eligibility meeting for continued employment.  If any employee that is interested in employment with CCS/CMGE is not available on either of these dates other accommodations will be made on an individual basis.

The screenings will last approximately 15 minutes and will be held as follows:

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

  • 7:15 AM to 2:00 PM
  • 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

  • 7:15 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 12:00 PM  to 3:00 PM

Please remember to bring a copy of the following with you to your screening:

·        Last Paystub

·        License (if applicable)

·        CPR Card


We look forward to establishing a partnership in correctional health care excellence by working closely with the command staff at the Piedmont Regional Jail.  At CCS/CMGC, we realize our most important assets are our people and we are excited about the potential for each of you to become part of the team.