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Correction Officer Scheduling System

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Automated Scheduling for Correctional Facilities


Maintaining fair and effective workforce scheduling to address the intricate day-to-day operations of a correctional facility is no easy task. The Correction Officer Scheduling System is the only authentic corrections scheduling and time & attendance solution that exclusively exists in the marketplace today for this industry. As requested by Correctional Administrators who best understand the complexity of their mandated rules and laws, COSS was designed to include the ability for customization to a facility’s unique requirements.

Two primary features that are inherent to the correctional industry are shift bidding and rules policy automation. With COSS, you can systemize overtime shift bidding with the ability to customize the process based upon the requirements set by your organization.

Employees are enabled to bid on overtime shifts directly from a smart phone, tablet, or personal computer. Also, the ability to input all policies - as they relate to labor laws, attendance tracking, and overtime - will propel your agency to a level of compliance and efficiency associated with best-in-class institutions.

Distinctive to VCS’ employee scheduling systems are our rules-driven Schedule Builder, Report Writer, and Security Designer tools. These innovative developments allow for agency-specific rotations, posts, security hierarchies, union rules, overtime fairness requirements, and pay rates to drive the use and automation of your information in the exact format and display desired.


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COSS Product Brochure



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COSS Features

  • Electronic Timesheets

    The schedule is easily maintained with electronic timesheets that can be generated for every employee each pay period.

  • Biometric Identification

    Cutting-edge biometric time clocks such as hand and fingerprint scanners automatically update attendance within the system.

  • Cloud Technology

    An innovative cloud-hosted environment is included with each solution, making the SaaS model easy, secure, and reliable.

  • Leave and Time Balances

    Accruals, time off, and leave are automatically calculated to provide management with instant access to employee time balances.

  • Employee Self-Serve

    Employees are empowered to view and manage their own schedules, which contributes to a happier, more productive workforce.

  • Shift Bidding

    Grant access to eligible employees to view available shifts and rank them in order of priority selection. Overtime shift bidding can be awarded based on the rules set by the organization.

  • Overtime Management

    Manage overtime with automatically generated employee lists, based on skill sets, to ensure that the right people are covering the right positions.

  • Robust Reporting

    There are over 45 canned reports and 50 popular custom reports, of which productivity, cost effectiveness, and all other activities can be quantified and analyzed.

  • Real-Time Schedules

    Immediately know when overtime is needed, a shift falls below minimum staffing levels, a certification has expired, or a call-out occurs.

  • Payroll Services

    The accurate calculation of employee work hours according to your business, union, and HR rules will take one-third of the time it takes to complete manually.
    Utilize VCS Payroll or integrate with any other provider.

  • Time Clock Verification

    Verify schedule data using time clock check-ins via key fob, prox card, fingerprint or handprint.

  • Broadcast Messaging

    Instantaneous messaging capabilities through email, phone, and text provide supervisors and employees with essential communication tools.

  • Import/Export Gateway

    Import various types of data from other systems into the scheduling solution or export data in .csv, .txt, and .xml formats.

  • Audit Trail

    Track and automatically log all activity actions, such as when a change was made and by whom.

  • Eliminate Paper

    The elimination of paper slips and timecards immediately improves workforce productivity and organization.

  • Timesheets and Payroll

    Timesheets are created automatically from the schedule and electronically exported to your payroll provider.

  • Training Certification

    Track employee skill sets and certifications to always know when an employee has acquired new skills or is in need of re-training.

  • Security Levels

    Use the Security Designer to customize all security levels and corresponding permissions within the system.

  • Smart Phone Access

    Access any of our dynamic rules-based employee scheduling solutions right from your mobile devices!

  • Overtime Request

    Request overtime easily through the system, the Internet, and any smart phone or tablet.

  • Time Off Request

    Users can request time off effortlessly in three easy steps by choosing the time off request date, selecting a reason, and submitting the request.

  • Staff Shortage Alerts

    Receive immediate alerts when a shift falls below minimum staffing requirements with a vibrant change in shift color right on your dashboard.

  • Rules Policy Automation

    Input the rules of your organization’s scheduling and time & attendance policies, and customize them at any time.

  • Customized Desktop

    Use active tiles to customize your desktop and create as many dashboards as you like.

VCS Software is being implemented across the country

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Free Assessment Offer

Sign up for a free assessment and needs analysis of your current scheduling and time & attendance process for your business, organization, or government facility! Take the opportunity to speak to a scheduling expert in a 15 minute, no-obligation conference call and receive recommendations to improve your current process.


  • I really like what the system offers our department. It is very easy to keep up to date with whom and where our personnel will be.

    Stephen Carasia, Deal, NJ
  • The system has operated flawlessly and the supervisors that were not even trained on the system navigate it with ease. I wish all of our computer systems worked as easily as this one. You have an incredible product.

    Lt. Ed Waldhelm, Brick, NJ
  • In a nutshell, the VCS cloud has made the complicated, simple!

    John Zebrowski, Sayreville, NJ
  • The system has been an invaluable tool in managing employee personal time, overtime and attendance. The reports are informative and the built-in checks & balances are a superior function.

    Michael Murphy, Warminster, PA
  • The system has dramatically simplified our scheduling process and increased accuracy in maintaining time off and overtime records. It is a great product with outstanding customer support.

    Captain John Calka, Westport, CT
  • After years of using an outdated scheduling program, your product has made my life 10 times easier. The tech support is great and the staff is so pleasant.

    Patricia Frank, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Prior to using the system we had been using an antiquated paper and labor (time) intensive system. The system has paid for itself several times over and we’ve only been using it 5 months. A great product with excellent people backing it up.

    Lt. Joseph Shivers, Reading, PA
  • Information that used to take hours to retrieve is available to any administrator in a matter of seconds. Your excellent product support and enhancements have confirmed for us that the implementation of the system has been one of the most beneficial improvements we have made.

    Lt. Thomas Altizio, Scarsdale, NY