Customer Model – PIE Program

In this model, Correction Enterprises is responsible for the equipment, labor & facility building your products.

The Details

The Customer Model is a form of Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program (PIECP) management structure. In this model, the private sector is engaged in a Cost Account Center enterprise only to the extent that it purchases all, or a significant portion of the output of a prison-based business, that is owned and operated by Correction Enterprises. A customer model private sector partner assumes no major role in the industry operations; does not direct production and has no control over inmate labor. Correction Enterprises performs these functions to produce your product according to the specifications set forth by the private business partner.

Wages

Prevailing wage refers to the wage rate paid for work of a similar nature by non-prison labor in the locality in which the PIE work is performed. A prevailing wage rate is determined by the NC Employment Security Commission.

Non-Inmate Worker Displacement

Cost Account Center operations may not significantly impair existing contracts, nor displace employed skill, craft, or trades workers where there is a surplus of available labor in the locality.

Benefits

Federal law my preclude the provision of PIECP inmates from receiving certain benefits including Social Security / FICA when the PIECP program is administered by a governmental agency.

Voluntary Inmate Workers Participation

The Inmate Worker must indicate in writing that he or she agrees voluntary to participate in the PIECP project and agrees voluntarily and in advance to specific deductions made from gross wage earnings.

Consultation With Organized Labor (conducted with Correction Enterprises)

PIECP / Cost Account Centers must consult with representatives of local union central bodies or similar labor union organizations prior to the initiation of any certified or designated Cost Account Center project. If there are no local union bodies or labor organizations, consultation must be made with the state union bodies or similar statewide labor organizations. Cost Account Centers should retain documentation reflecting provision of adequate consultation.

Consultation With Local Industry (conducted with Correction Enterprises)

PIECP / Cost Account Centers must consult with representatives of local business that may be economically impacted by Cost Account Center production prior to beginning operations. Costs Account Centers must provide adequate information about the contemplated PIECP participation such as a description of the scope of the intended Cost Account Center; the projected initiation date and an explanation of the fact that consultation is required and comments are invited. Cost Account Centers should retain documentation reflecting provision of adequate consultation.

Compliance With National Environmental Policy ACT (NEPA)

The review and approval of PICEP certification application as well as the designation of Cost Account Centers must comply with NEPA and other related Federal environmental review requirements.