ED Magedson – Founder
The Geo Group Abraxas Academy1000 Academy Drive Morgantown, Pennsylvania USA
The Geo Group Abraxas Academy Inhumane Treatment to Employess, Scandals Covered Up, and Cash for Kids Morgantown Pennsylvania
Dear Fellow Geo Management and Direct Adminstrators that work in Adminstration in Abraxas Academy,
I would like to state that many of the reports about Abraxas through this website are not false, yet true accounts of what is exactly taking place and they continue to be overlooked and coverups being made. Let's start from the bottom of the foundation here at Abraxas Academy. Our Adminstration Department is corrupt and unethical which has created a hostile work environment and poor staff morale. We continue to say that we are a Sanctuary Model facility yet no one in Admin models those behaviors.
Now we have Mr. Rob Monzon resigning which is best for him so he isn't associated with such a scandolous facilty. In his place we have Daniel Stringfellow who is interum Director, now what is going on? I guess anyone is able to be the leader of this facility. Then one day we come into the facilty and a Mr. Steve Brown is now in charge. Since him coming abroard our team he's created so much anamosity, high levels of anxieties to operations, direct care staff and down to the clinical department.
He has made racial comments that have been reported to HR for his aggressive demeanor and unapproachable personality. He thinks that since his brother married a black woman that it is okay for him to make racial remarks about Black people like that of different rap songs and saying "I'm not racist, my brother's wife is black" to ensure that its okay for him to say uncomfortable remarks. Depsite my White ethnicity I took offense to these remarks like any person with common sence would.
I felt that he made all White people look bad and I do not want to associate myself with such ignorance. He has unpractical ways of communicating with staff. He is extremely confrontational and does not like to be found in the wrong. He has one way conversations and lacks vision and communication skills. He uses intimidation to get what he wants. But who am I to say anything right?
Recuitment is by a professional known exotic dancer who owns her own business and drives a car that says "Go Gurlz". Now in the Employee Handbook states that on page 17 that an employee must not obtain other employment that creates a conflict of interst or bring disrespect to GEO or clients. So how is this so that Ginelle Ophelia can have an open Facebook and Instagram account that depicts her showcase as an exotic dancer? This is what GEO stands for? Its open knowledge that she is a dancer and at times comes into work looking like a hard nights of work from the evening before.
But GEO does not care about its employees at all for instance this WEATHER situation and GEO"s lack of empathy for those who are PARENTS and SINGLE PARENTS AT THAT! You have sent a message stating; I do not care about your personal affairs just ensure that you come to work even if its at the cost of an accident and not having child care covered. The reason why there is a high turnover rate because this building or GEO is not family friendly! If I would have known that prior to coming aboard I would not have taken the job.
HR is a practical joke here at Abraxas. No one feels comfortable talking to Mr. William Powers because he is part of the cover up and bias as well. In order to get things heard you have to speak to the higher ups. When an entire building feels the same way then that is a problem and it should be investigated and changes made.
We sit in meetings talking about boundaries and professionalism but Abraxas has no boundaries and lacks professionalism. We have all of these on the job love affairs from Treatment supervisors to other Treatment Superviors. Then we have Senior Treatment Supervisors dating Supervisors. All departments from medical, treatment, and detention and even Adminstration are all Sexually Involved with each other.
What happened to not having married or dating people work within the same program? We have Leah Knott and her wife Aisha Khan working hand in hand. We have Tiffany Jacobs and her paramour Lucy Ebersole working in treatment. We have Ryan Gaither STS dating Ms. Grove in Administration. You have Douglas Lewis dating nurse Samantha Clark and so on and so on.
This is such a lawsuit waiting to happen when relationships go all so bad. But to top it off like other articles written prior to this about staff messing with kids; its sad to report that many of us reported these suspicisions yet no one did a thing. Philadelphia County was right with stopping intakes because it is in the best interest of the residents. Maryland should have done the same but I guess they have no integrity and want people to take their unwanted youth. What a disservice and level of neglect.
Yet the crazy thing is that we still have staff currently employed who have poor boundaries like that of Ms. May Jo Sloan. We were informed there is not enough evidence to terminate her employment but more than enough DAFs and Sup cons and concerns reported. Crazy how Jody George left Abraxas to be in a relationship with a Maryland resident... reminder this was brought to the attention of HR William Powers, Program Manager Brenton Olejack, former STS Curtis Cannon, and Clinical Director Rhonda Stewart.
Detention youth are lacking hygiene supplies which is concerning. Why don't they have daily hygine and clothing needed while in program? Counties are paying a high per diem rate for their residents who are not getting quality care.
Let's talk about why everyone is being forced to pick up extra shifts because of the high turnover rate which goes back to not being family friendly and lack of care for employees personal life and disregard for compensating those employees who work over and beyond daily without STOT but will pay STOT to be a direct line staff. They do not respect or appreciate employees who put in 12 hours a day without additional compensation.
Things need to change and I made the first change by leaving Abraxas because I could not associate my name or career with this company any longer...
Word to the wise Do not work at this facility... Full of Scams!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/02/2014 05:22 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/The-Geo-Group-Abraxas-Academy/Morgantown-Pennsylvania-19543/The-Geo-Group-Abraxas-Academy-Inhumane-Treatment-to-Employess-Scandals-Covered-Up-and-C-1127713. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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