NIC seeking applications for Staffing Analysis Implementation Project

The National Institute of Corrections will help participating agencies analyze their staffing needs though training, coaching and technical assistance


By Corrections1 Staff

The National Institute of Corrections is seeking applications from facility-based correctional agencies that would like to learn how to conduct systematic analyses of their staffing requirements.  

"In an unprecedented era of staffing shortages, good staffing plans and practices go a long way toward achieving an agency's most important mandate: providing safety for staff, the public, and those in custody," the NIC said in a statement.

Good staffing plans and practices go a long way toward providing a safe and secure correctional facility.
Good staffing plans and practices go a long way toward providing a safe and secure correctional facility. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

That's why the organization will be providing three months of training, coaching, and technical assistance to four agencies with a commitment to following the NIC's staffing analysis process and methodology, which are widely regarded as the industry standard within the corrections community.

Using this process, agencies will compile and analyze the data necessary to recognize where they can make efficiencies, establish or modify policies that affect staffing, and provide justification for current or future staffing needs.

Participants will be assisted throughout the learning process with live virtual training sessions, inter-session practical application, and coaching as they conduct a staffing analysis of the custodial line officers and first-line supervisors from one of their agency's facilities. While no direct funding is provided, the knowledge and skills gained will equip participants with everything they need to complete an analysis of remaining agency staff.

Applications are being accepted through March 18, 2022. Additional information about the project is available here.

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