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June 25, 2013

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Corsicana — National Association of Active/Retired Federal Employees (NARFE)

The National Association of Active/Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Chapter 1191, held their monthly meeting in Ennis. Greg Schanfish, FCI, Seagoville, Chaplain, presented an overview of his responsibilities as a Federal Chaplain and spoke about the challenges in working in a federal correctional setting.  

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) protects society by confining offenders in controlled environments of prisons and community-based facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, secure, and provide work and other self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens.  

The Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Seagoville is a low security facility housing male offenders. The facility includes a detention center for male offenders and an adjacent satellite prison camp that houses minimum security male offenders. The BOP partners with faith-based and community/neighborhood organizations to address the life skill needs of inmates and to provide essential support to empower successful community reentry. In particular, Chaplains in the Bureau of Prisons operate faith-based reentry programs using mentors/volunteers to promote accountability and provide guidance to inmates releasing to our local communities.  Chaplain, Greg Schanfish, oversees all the faith based non-denominational programs in FCI Seagoville. The presentation was well received by all NARFE members and there was a very positive “Questions and Answers” segment. We appreciate Chaplain Greg Schanfish’s dedication, professionalism and for taking the time to share his life experiences in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) membership is open to all with a current or future retirement program.  If you want to stay abreast with federal government topics such as 1: Private VS Public Pay, 2: Benefits at Risk, 3: Comparing the Compensation of Federal and Private Sector Employees  and/or 4: How the New Health Care Reform laws Affect Federal Workers and Annuitants. Stay informed and joins us at our next meeting in Waxahachie.  

For membership information, please call the nearest NARFE representative in your community, in Midlothian call (972) 268-5793 or (972) 775-2463, in Waxahachie call (469) 939-8102, Ennis call (214) 949-6197, Red Oak call (412) 722-6307, and in Corsicana call (903) 874-3092.

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