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Iowa Department of Corrections Workload Assessments
Contracting Agency: Iowa Department of Corrections

The American Probation and Parole Association, through a subcontract with the Iowa Department of Corrections, will develop a standardized workload allocation formula for correctional counselors, probation and parole officers, and supervisors. Each allocation formula will be based on the results of a time study, informed by an adequacy of time survey and a workload advisory committee. The results of these studies will help the DOC determine the amount of time counselors, supervision officers, and supervisors typically spend on certain activities, knowledge about the nature of those activities, knowledge about the types of barriers and inefficiencies staff experience, and utilization of evidence-based practices (EBP). In addition, the study may highlight redundancies and unnecessary tasks that could be eliminated or reassigned. Finally, the workload assessment will also inform staffing needs.

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