Organization History

Started in 1992, the California Correctional Supervisors Organization has grown to serve more than 5,000 supervisors and managers in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and California Department of State Hospitals.

CCSO photoCCSO was formed more than 27 years ago because sergeants and lieutenants from the Sierra Conservation Center grew frustrated as they were excluded employees and had no say in their dealings with management. Together, these non rank-and-file employees decided to form the CCSO, an organization whose core mission is “supervisors representing supervisors.”

Today, our mission remains the same. Through aggressive representation, CCSO holds true to our basic values of protecting our members through legal representation, should the need ever arise. Unlike other correctional organizations, CCSO only represents supervisors and managers so there is never a question of having a conflict of interest when a potential labor dispute arises.