All Work Cadre Unit inmates are expected to maintain a regular job assignment. Inmate job assignments are controlled through the inmate performance pay committee which provides a monetary reward for actual work performed. Federal Prison Industries (UNICOR) has a separate pay scale and this institution does not have UNICOR. The Work Cadre Unit team is responsible for job changes and ensuring institution work quotas are met.
Institutional maintenance jobs are usually the first assignment an inmate receives. These might include work in Food Service, as a unit orderly, or in a maintenance shop. While an inmate is in A&O status, he may be assigned tasks in the unit and on special details. Inmates will not be paid for work while in A&O status. There are pay restrictions for failing to meet court ordered financial obligations, drug education requirements, and educational attainment (GED).