State employees donate more than $1.5 million to charity through SCCP

DSC_1017 [Edit]The 2014-2015 State Charitable Contributions Program is officially over. With the help of thousands of State employees, we have exceeded our campaign goal of $1.5 million dollars!

The State of Georgia continues to serve the community by showing everyone how much its employees care.  This campaign year, we’ve seen record numbers in participation and total dollars pledged. These donations will help many families and people in need throughout the state of Georgia.

Serving as an honorary chair, Commissioner Gretchin Corbin posed a challenge to state employees who responded to the call to action. With her help, the State of Georgia continues to look forward while giving back.

Farewell December and January Retirees!

Francine Scott retirementThis month’s featured retiree is Francine Scott, who recently retired from the Department of Corrections (GDOC) with 30 years of faithful service to the state of Georgia.

Francine began her career in state government in 1985 and held various positions with several state agencies, including administrative assistant with GDOC Operations, Planning and Training Division, and Director of intergovernmental affairs with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

After long careers of faithful service to the State of Georgia, please join us in extending congratulations and farewell to Francine and all of Team Georgia’s December 2014 and January 2015 Retirees!

Are you, or is someone you know, retiring soon? Send us a horizontal photo to feature here on this website!

Parole Board answers call to provide toys to foster children

Bobby Cagle, DFCS Director, Parole Board Member James Donald and Executive Director of Parole Michael Nail pose with their donated gifts with parole staff.

Bobby Cagle, DFCS Director, Parole Board Member James Donald and Executive Director of Parole Michael Nail pose with their donated gifts with parole staff.

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has answered the call from the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) by providing new toys to Georgia’s foster children this Christmas.

In just a short span of less than two weeks, the Board collected more than 150 new toys from staff in central office in Atlanta. DFCS picked up the toys December 18th just in time to get them delivered to foster child throughout Georgia.

Executive Director of Parole Michael Nail says each year the Board participates in the Marine Toys for Tots Campaign, but this year the agency answered DFCS’ call.

“When we received the request from DFCS Director Bobby Cagle, we knew immediately we wanted to assist and help brighten Christmas for a foster child somewhere in Georgia. Our employees always come through, regardless of the need,” stated Nail.

Cagle distributed a memorandum December 9th asking for assistance from state agencies, citing a shortage of gifts for foster children throughout Georgia.

“The parole board, like many agencies, came through for us this year. The response was overwhelming. We knew we could count on parole employees,” Cagle said. “We look forward to partnering with Pardons and Paroles on other future important efforts.”

Cagle says his agency was able to meet its goals this year.