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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Institute of Corrections Advisory BoardAgency NameDepartment of Justice
Fiscal Year2019Committee 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.
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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%) and both 2018 and 2019 (48%) as well as reduced staffing due to retirements/promotions (67% with 32 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*5Access 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 FY19, NIC was at a 67% staffing level, with 32 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; (4) provide specific numbers and titles of NIC programs that were completed as well as those canceled due to limited resources; (5) as required by the First Step Act Law, Acting Director Vanek should document the recommendations discussed at the June Advisory Board meeting, putting them into a letter with more detail to the Attorney General.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*20.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNumber correlated to the list of recommendations above: (5) Acting Director Vanek documented the recommendations discussed at the June Advisory Board meeting, putting them into a letter with more detail to the Attorney General on July 8, 2019. (100% implemented).Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*80.00%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 three (3) positions after further vacancies occurred in FY19. Hiring process began in May 2019 and, at the close of FY19, all three (3) new hires have been selected and are anticipated to be in place by Q2 of FY20 (85% implemented); (2) memos have been submitted to DOJ through BOP for potential board members - awaiting confirmations (95% 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) - awaiting a decision and action from the Department (95% implemented); (4) pecific numbers and titles of NIC programs that were completed were provided to the Board at the June 2019 meeting, as well as those canceled due to limited resources.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback CommentThe 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*$1,007.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$15,000.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$18,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$25,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$2,490.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$5,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$2,791.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$24,000.00
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$24,288.00Est. Total Next FY*$69,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.25Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.25
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 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