All inmates are expected to maintain a regular job assignment. Many job assignments are controlled through a Performance Pay System, which provides monetary payment for work. Federal Prison Industries (FPI) has a separate pay scale. The Correctional Counselor assigns and approves job changes and ensures that the changes are posted on the daily change sheet. Due to need, Food Service is usually the first assignment an inmate receives.
FCC Tucson also has jobs in the factory operated by UNICOR. Refer to the UNICOR section of this handbook.