Your First Day

Before you start




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Your first month



From the Director

A message to you from Missouri Department of Corrections Director Anne Precythe.

Welcome to the team!

Get ready for your first day with the Department of Corrections!

Review these steps so you know what to expect.

What to Wear

Appearance Policies & Procedures

Check your welcome letter for details on what to wear, and review these policies and procedures.

What to Bring

Check your welcome letter for further details on what to bring and what not to bring.

To complete paperwork, please bring:

  • Photo ID
  • Social Security card
  • A big smile for your ID badge photo

If You Work in a Prison/Institution


  • Lunch, or plan to eat in the cafeteria
  • A transparent/clear bag or container to hold personal belongings

DO NOT Bring

  • A cell phone
  • A weapon
  • Any items that might be considered contraband; check your welcome letter for which items are allowed and not allowed
  • Be aware that all Missouri Department of Corrections facilities are tobacco-free

Where to Park

Check your welcome letter for details on where to park.

On the Job

Expect the following on your first day on the job:

Your first month