The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Staffing Analysis Manual for Corrections and Technical Assistance. This program furthers NIC’s mission by building the capacity of federal, state, local, and tribal correctional agencies to independently evaluate and assess staffing requirements, perform staffing calculations, develop a staffing plan, produce a comprehensive staffing report, and monitor and evaluate the implementation of recommendations from the staffing analysis.
NIC’s Staffing analysis training has been conducted separately by both the prisons and jails divisions using separate curricula in classroom setting comprised of participants from multiple facilities or agencies. Materials for the four-day Prison Staffing Analysis Training Program include Prison Staffing Analysis: A Training Manual, facilitator guide with field exercise and presentation guidelines appendix, and a PowerPoint Presentation. Materials for the four-day Jails Staffing Analysis Training Program include Staffing Analysis Workbook for Jails, 2nd Edition, facilitator guide, participant guide, and a PowerPoint Presentation.
In an effort to build the capacity of federal, state, local and tribal correctional agencies to conduct staffing analysis, NIC expects that a blended approach, which includes e-learning and a universally applicable manual, will serve a broader audience of agencies. Ease of use will be critical to the success of this manual. Through this cooperative agreement, NIC seeks to develop a comprehensive staffing analysis manual, applicable to both prisons and jails, develop a staffing analysis e-learning course, and identify two (2) sites (1 jail/1 prison) to pilot the manual. To aid the development of the manual, three (3) to four (4) peer reviews of both the draft 3rd Edition Jail Staffing Analysis (2009) and the Prison Staffing Analysis: A Training Manual (2008) will be conducted prior to the award of this solicitation. Through this process, content recommendations and process updates that address staffing challenges and the requirements of today’s correctional facilities are anticipated.
DEADLINE: Applications must be received before midnight (ET) on March 6, 2017.
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