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DOJ - 83354 - National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Institute of Corrections Advisory BoardAgency NameDepartment of Justice
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number83354
Original Establishment Date4/25/2013Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://nicic.gov/advisoryboard
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*16
Current Charter Date9/13/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter9/13/2021Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Shaina
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Vanek
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*18 USC - 4351(b)Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-514-4202
Effective Date Of Authority*9/7/1974Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-305-2185
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*svanek@bop.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Advisory Board may analyze, review and examine work products, legislation, research, fiscal and technical support, policies, regulations, practices or operations of correctional agencies in order to execute the above cited objectives. See generally 18 U.S.C. § 4351.
How is membership balanced?*Under 18 U.S.C. §§ 4351(b) and (c), the Advisory Board shall consist of sixteen members.The following six individuals shall serve as members of the Board ex officio: the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons or his designee, the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs or his designee, Chairman of the United States Sentencing Commission or his designee, the Director of the Federal Judicial Center or his designee, the Associate Administrator for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention or his designee, and the Assistant Secretary for Human Development of the Department of Health and Human Services or his designee. The remaining ten members of the Board shall be selected by the Attorney General of the United States, after consultation with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the NIC. Five of these shall be qualified as a practitioner (Federal, State, or local) in the field of corrections, probation, or parole, and shall serve for staggered three-year terms. Five of these members shall be from the private sector, such as business, labor, and education, having demonstrated an active interest in corrections, probation, or parole, and shall serve for staggered three-year terms.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Advisory Board is authorized to meet up to a quarterly basis, but typically meets approximately 2-3 times per year.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Chapter 319 of title 18, United States Code, establishes the duties of the NIC. See 18 U.S.C. §§ 4351-4352. The NIC is headed by a Director, who is appointed by the Attorney General after consultation with the Advisory Board. See 18 U.S.C. § 4351(b). Section 4331(b) of title 18 directs that the overall policy and operations of the NIC shall be under the supervision of an Advisory Board.
Why close or partially close meetings?NA
Recommendation RemarksThe overall policy and operations of the NIC are under the supervision of the Advisory Board. In general, the NIC provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to Federal, state, and local corrections agencies; through cooperative agreements, awards funds to support program initiatives; and provides leadership to influence correctional policies, practices, and operations nationwide in areas of emerging interest and concern to correctional executives and practitioners as well as public policymakers. The Advisory Board will help develop long-range plans, advise on program development, and recommend guidance to assist the NIC’s efforts in these areas.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentDue to significant reductions in NIC's programmatic budget resources and in fiscal years 2017 (30%), both 2018 and 2019 (48%), and 2020 (38%) as well as reduced staffing due to retirements/promotions (71% with 34 of 48 positions filled), the NIC Advisory Board provided guidance on NIC programmatic priorities (e.g., the greatest areas of need in the field of corrections). These recommendations aligned with the direction the Acting Director had taken with her executive team, with direction to identify priority areas to address once funding became available. This will continue to be an area of work for NIC leadership as well as oversight by NIC's Advisory Board.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*30Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentSpecific recommendations/guidance to NIC have included: (1) develop and implement strategies for increasing NIC staffing (as of Q4 of FY20, NIC was at a 71% staffing level, with 34 of 48 positions filled; (2) fill vacant/expiring NIC Advisory Board positions, appointed by the AG; (3) continue to monitor and support the appointment of a permanent Director for NIC.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*34.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNumber correlated to the list of recommendations above:

(2) Acting Director Vanek worked with BOP/DOJ to recommend members for reappointment/appointment to the Board. While appointments were delayed, the ten (10) public and private sector members were appointed/reappointed in February 2020, resulting in a full 16-member board (100% implemented).
Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*66.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNumbers correlated to the list of recommendations above:

(1) NIC has worked with BOP Human Resources to utilize other hiring strategies (e.g., temporary promotions from within BOP and continued use of Intergovernmental Personnel Act temporary hires) and has been given authority to hire up to agency authorized FTE allotment of 48. Hiring process began in February 2020 and, at the close of FY20, two (2) new hires were made, one (1) selection was made with the individual on boarding in December 2020, and seven (7) position postings are expected in early FY2021. (85% implemented);

(3) potential NIC director names were submitted to the AG by the Advisory Board twice in calendar year 2017 and once in calendar year 2018 (FY19). As a number of new Advisory Board members were appointed in February 2020, Chairperson Peters will initiate a new review of potential NIC Director candidates with the Board in early FY21 and make a new set of recommendations with the Board's concurrence. (75% implemented)
Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*The NICAdvisory Board has a positive working relationship with the agency and provides useful assistance to the NIC Executive Staff, aiding them in making decisions that impacts the field of corrections. There is an open line of communication between the Acting Director, Shaina Vanek, and the Advisory Board leadership. Both formal (during meetings) and informal (during periodic telephone calls/in person meetings at other events) communications occur. Formal feedback is provided at scheduled board meetings.Narrative Description*The overall policy and operations of the NIC are under the supervision of the Advisory Board. In general, the NIC provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to Federal, state, and local corrections agencies; through cooperative agreements, awards funds to support program initiatives; and provides leadership to influence correctional policies, practices, and operations nationwide in areas of emerging interest and concern to correctional executives and practitioners as well as public policymakers. The Advisory Board helps to develop long-range plans, advise on program development, and recommends guidance to assist the NIC’s efforts in these areas.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$25,000.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$10,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$24,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$990.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$5,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$20,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$10,990.00Est. Total Next FY*$74,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.25Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.25
Cost RemarksTwo primary factors influenced the limited expenses related to the NIC Advisory Board activity in FY20: (1) the remaining AG-appointed Board terms expired on 9/6/2019, resulting in NIC having zero (0) appointed board members for the start of FY20. Appointments/reappoingments were made in February 2020, which enabled the Acting Director and Board Chair to convene one (1) meeting in June 2020. (2) the COVID-19 global pandemic resulted in travel restrictions, so the one (1) meeting that was held in June 2020 was conducted virtually, and had a duration of two hours. None of the appointed board members sought expenses for their limited time spent in the virtual meeting.Est Cost RemarksIt is anticipated that the global COVID-19 pandemic will continue to influence travel for in person meetings in FY21, resulting in most meetings being held virtually, at least through the Spring of calendar year 2021. Perhaps one (1) in person meeting will be feasible between then and September 2021, resulting in the estimated costs outlined above.
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Justice
Drug Abuse Policy and Enforcement
Justice
Juvenile Justice
Law Enforcement
Prevention
Research and Statistics
Research and Statistics
Criminology
Research
Research and Statistics
Research and Statistics
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035489National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board2019
 COM-034109National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board2018
 COM-001442National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board2017
 COM-002741National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board2016
 COM-003534National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board2015
 COM-004947National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board2014
 COM-005841National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board2013