CVV News l August 2023
Every day is a learning experience for Lynn White, the employee relations officer at Valley State Prison in Chowchilla.
In her role as an employee relations officer, White balances empathy and education to help institutional employees navigate sensitive situations.
Those could involve adverse actions as well as other legal matters regarding their employment. She said she doesn’t focus on the negative part of the job but rather the research and being able to possibly make things better at the prison.
White was drawn to CDCR for all of the promotional opportunities, saying the decision is one of her best career moves.
She has been able to develop as a person while finding time to remain active in her community.
White’s passion for people and doing things led her to help organize a local Women in Corrections symposium in the Central Valley. At the event, women network with each other and hear from division leaders about their struggles and career paths within the department.
Learn about various CDCR job opportunities at: https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/careers/