Federal Prison Industries (UNICOR) has a separate pay scale.
Unit staff approve job changes and see that the changes are posted on the daily change sheet.
There are four (4) basic pay grades (not including UNICOR) reflecting the level of responsibility of the assignment. The factors which are taken into account in granting performance pay are goal attainment, exceptional quality and quantity of work, resourcefulness, initiative, trustworthiness, dependability, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
UNICOR is a voluntary work assignment. Inmates who desire to work in UNICOR should submit an Inmate Request to Staff to the UNICOR Factory Manager. Upon receipt of the Inmate Request to Staff, the inmate’s namewill be placed on a waiting list. There is one major list toa pply for UNICOR employment. This list is divided into three categories. They are as follows:
List 1 – Previous UNICOR hires
List 2 – Inmate Financial Responsibility Program(court imposed fines of over $1,000)
List 3 – General
The grades range from grade 5 through grade 1 (premium). The hourly earnings begin at $.23 and top out at $1.15. The longevity premium consideration is $.30 extra per hour. Once employed in UNICOR, vacation days can be accredited.
Staff members are available daily at the dining hall (lunch) for you to review status/placement upon the waiting list.