Serving the Correctional Workforce

The correctional workforce is a complex institution with correctional staff who must protect the public from convicted and sometimes dangerous individuals, while also monitoring those awaiting trial and preparing others for community reentry as law-abiding citizens. Correctional administrators face numerous challenges each day. Multiple facility campuses that house thousands of inmates require a variety of personnel, from correctional officers to administrators and rehabilitation workers to food and laundry service providers. Difficulties recruiting and retaining qualified correctional officers affects staffing levels.

Despite these staffing concerns and tight budgets, though, administrators must find ways to run secure facilities that keep the incarcerated and the workforce safe. Proper scheduling is necessary to control excessive workloads, which can lead to both staff turnover and poor performance. Relevant training is also required on an ongoing basis to ensure mission performance. Managing these activities using manual processes augmented by spreadsheets or disparate internal systems is labor intensive and doesn’t have the necessary operational requirements.

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Other Correctional Workforce Challenges

  • Planning for staffing levels based on fluctuating bed count populations
  • Tracking operational equipment assignments such as weapons and radios
  • Backfilling unplanned vacancies with minimized overtime impact
  • Tracking required training to ensure mission performance

How Does Orion Serve Corrections?

Orion’s mission to serve those who serve is at the heart of our operational workforce management technology. Correctional administrators have difficult tasks balancing complicated scheduling, timekeeping, training and operational equipment processes. By enabling customer configurations to automate these complexities and including workforce analytical tools directly in the solution, Orion is supporting the greater effort to serve communities from coast to coast.

Simplify Internal Job Hiring Administration

Recruiting is a continuous responsibility, whether you’re working to fill vacancies, staff a new position, or plan for succession management. When policies prefer that you conduct internal recruitment first, we’ve got the right tools. With internal job hiring, your workforce can view and apply for internal job opportunities. 

Compliment Your Software with Ongoing Services from Public Safety Workforce Experts

If you’re not sure how to best utilize your Orion software or need general assistance, our team is here to help! We offer a variety of ongoing services to ensure you’re getting the most out of your Orion solution.

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Got a particular challenge managing your schedules or processing time and attendance? What about your operational equipment or training? Our solutions experts are eager to learn more about your unique needs—just reach out and tell us more. We are here to serve!