USP Tuscon Employment

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UNICOR is a self-sufficient corporation and an effective correctional program. Its main purpose is to provide employment and training to inmates in Federal penal and correctional institutions. It assists in relieving idleness and offers inmates the opportunity to develop a work ethic and job skills which may be used after release. UNICOR also assists inmates with the payment of their financial obligations.
UNICOR – FCI TUCSON: UNICOR, FCI Tucson is a recycling factory.
Currently, UNICOR operates under a group pay system. The factory sustains an inmate employment of approximately 100 inmates. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Each work day provides a 45 minute lunch break, for a total of 7.25 hours worked each day. Currently, UNICOR inmates’ pay rates begin at $.23 per hour for an entry level grade five position and graduate upward to $1.15 per hour for a grade one position. UNICOR offers such incentives as longevity pay, vacation credit, monthly incentive awards, and scholarship programs. Further information regarding pay and benefits can be obtained from UNICOR staff.
Inmates seeking employment with UNICOR must submit a completed application to their assigned Correctional Counselor for placement on the waiting list. Applications will be made available through unit staff. Assignments to UNICOR will be done on a first-come-first-serve basis; however, those inmates having previous UNICOR employment will be placed in the top 10% of the waiting list. Inmates who have a Stipulated Deportation Order and have been ordered deported will not be allowed employment in UNICOR.

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