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Corrections

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

BID SHIFT SCHEDULES

BID SHIFT SCHEDULES

By systemizing shift-bidding, you gain the ability to customize the process according to your agency’s specific needs.

SKILL SET TRACKING

SKILL SET TRACKING

Built-in skill set tracking helps ensure your employees are matched by position and skill level, while complying with mandated labor laws and regulations.

COMPLIANCE MANAGER

COMPLIANCE MANAGER

COSS enables you to calculate pay rules, manage minimum staffing levels, and configure a rules-based scheduling platform, helping to ensure compliance with all mandated requirements.

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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COSS Product Brochure


Download our brochure for additional information regarding the benefits and savings our Correction Officer Scheduling System (COSS) will help you realize.

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