Employee scheduling for officers working in corrections agencies, sheriff offices and jails poses unique challenges. Shift-bidding, assigning the right officer to a post, and matching skill sets to position requirements must all be addressed while remaining compliant with rules and regulations. Additionally, overtime, track certifications, leave, and time off must be fairly distributed. Officer fatigue is another issue that arises, with officers often asked to work morning, evening, and long weekend hours under noisy, hot, and overcrowded working conditions.
Corrections agencies require a powerful, automated workforce scheduling solution that addresses all of the above – one that manages and protects their workforce, while ensuring the safety of the constituents they serve.
Our Correction Officer Scheduling System (COSS), designed exclusively for and in conjunction with corrections agencies, gives users the ability to customize their employee scheduling systems to meet their precise needs. Dashboards can be configured in tile format to show real time, pertinent information on tabbed screens. Schedule rotations, overtime reasons, extra-duty rules, security levels, shift-bidding, and post names can all be constructed to fit an agency’s requirements. Additionally, COSS users can design specialized reports by selecting the specific schedule information they need using the robust Report Writer.
COSS combines centralized workforce scheduling, time and attendance, electronic time cards, and payroll functionality into a single, powerful database. When combined with broadcast notification and daily activity features, the COSS rules-driven engine gives supervisors and administrators a dynamic tool to manage staff in a cost-effective and compliant manner. Agencies will realize significant cost savings, as COSS expedites the proper management of overtime, employee scheduling, and forecasting for future needs. Bottom line, the COSS automated workforce scheduling solution will lead to a more productive and engaged workforce, helping to ensure your organization’s efficiency and productivity.
COSS Webinar – Available on Demand
Correction Officer Scheduling System – Automated Scheduling Designed for Correctional Facilities
This webinar demonstrates the power of our platform in action. Watch and learn how our time-tested scheduling system designed exclusively for public safety can eliminate the challenges you face in managing your workforce scheduling.
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