Unit 15 Task Force Seeks to Hire and Retain Talent


After years of experiencing high turnover rates in CDCR’s Correctional Supervising Cook (CSC) classification and losing talented workers to other professions, members in Unit 15 have reached an agreement with CDCR to address the turnover issue.

Supervising cooks in facilities across the state launched a task force in December and will meet with CDCR management four times over the next 12 months. These meetings will be an opportunity for the CSC Task Force to present proposals aimed at promoting the hiring and retention of skilled and experienced CSCs.

Daniel Cooper, a CSC at California Men’s Colony State Prison and chair of the CSC Task Force, is excited about the upcoming talks. “Over the years it’s been difficult to keep good Supervising Cooks on board. We’re ready to look into why that is and come up with solutions.”