With more than 27 years’ experience at the California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA), Deputy Director Scott Walker has won the “Staff Award for 2014” from the National Correctional Industries Association (NCIA). 

CALPIA’s General Manager, Charles L. Pattillo nominated Deputy Director Walker for the award along with 49 other states nominating correctional industry staff for this prestigious honor.  Deputy Director Walker was first selected as the regional winner and this week was announced by NCIA as the national winner.

“I am thrilled NCIA recognized Scott Walker for his leadership and innovations,” said General Manager Pattillo.   “It’s because of his commitment and dedication to CALPIA, that offenders acquire job skills which is vital when it comes to reducing recidivism, reducing state costs and more importantly increasing public safety.”

Deputy Director Walker has been instrumental for stewarding CALPIA’s 57 manufacturing, service and consumable enterprises through the implementation of California’s Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011.

He is directing the expansion of CALPIA enterprise by establishing a Health Facilities Maintenance program at all 34 California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) locations with 900 new offender training positions.

The NCIA Staff Award was originally established in 1980 to recognize the quality of industry staff personnel and recognize superior performance.

Walker will be recognized at the National NCIA Conference in April.