This manual provides guidance that “will enable an agency staffing administrator to set up an agency staffing analysis unit and produce a staffing analysis report for an entire agency” (p.xi). Chapters contained in this publication are: introduction -- correctional staffing issues; securing staff deployment policy; two models for managing the security staffing function; agency staffing unit; basic tasks of a staffing analysis; orchestrating the staffing analysis; agency and facility characteristics that influence staffing; operations and activities schedules that influence staffing; developing the shift relief factor; security post planning; special guidelines for evaluating housing units; the impact of staff scheduling on staffing; staffing calculations; developing a staffing report; implementing recommendations and monitoring results; staffing considerations for women’s correctional facilities; and staffing considerations for medical and mental health units. Pertinent forms are also included.
“The primary purpose of this white-paper is to provide a better understanding of the corrections domain and the value of the vast amount of information available. This white paper emphasizes the overall value of corrections Information, including: Why you should be interested (Why); The stakeholders and individuals that will benefit from corrections information (Who); The major events that trigger information exchanges (When); The specific information elements that are often requested for information sharing (What); and, The attention to how the information can be shared identifying both the major corrections information sources, as well as major national initiatives supporting the further exchange of information (How)” (p. 1). Sections comprising this publication include: introduction; what corrections is and why share corrections information; who will benefit from corrections information exchange—internal participants, trusted partners, and external participants; understanding corrections information; how corrections information can be exchanged—enterprise business services, and national standards such as NIEM (National Information Exchange Model), GRA (Global Reference Architecture), and Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM); recommendations; conclusion; and appendixes of use cases demonstrating value—gang information, and law enforcement-corrections communications concerning non-gang related issues.