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Currently food purchases occur primarily in a decentralized fashion among 90+ separate locations. The projected benefit of consolidated contracting could exceed 10% of the agency's current $140 Million food budget yielding a savings of over $10 Million annually.
Correctional professionals know that tens of thousands of inmates need far less supervision than the secure prisons they are expensively housed in, and yet we spend $40,000 + per year in this overkill. Set up a system that evaluates imates based upon their ability to return to work and family in society now regardless of their current sentence. Then have them engage in supervised release. This is within the statutory ...more »
The 6 BOP regional offices were necessary to maintain spans of control in the the days before e-mail, video conferencing and other data transfer means. Now they represent a dramatic duplication of services and general inefficiency. They create silos and prevent efficiency.
Institute Lean Six Sigma Intitatives Government Wide. Lean Six Sigma is the premier tool for developing and improving process efficiency in the corporate and public sectors. For every dollar spent on training and implementing LSS projects, the government could realize several dollars in process improvement. Once processes are refined through these data based analysis techniques, each year after, the savings from these ...more »
The Bureau of Prisons just received universal access to Access and Excel this past year. A large portion of the agency's data is locked in paper. Staff training in these programs is needed across the agency and could lead to significant process efficiencies.