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Give Us 25% Retention Bonus, Federal Prison Workers Plead

By BOB HENNELLY bhennelly@thechiefleader.com
Posted 1/13/22

The union representing Federal prison workers says a 25-percent retention bonus is needed to reverse plummeting staff morale it claims poses a threat to the safety of both inmates and staff.

While the U.S. Bureau of Prisons has sometimes authorized retention bonuses, that has occurred in individual facilities with a perceived need rather than system-wide. Any bonus exceeding 10 percent of salary would need the approval of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

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