A FO manager or Area Director negotiates agreements with correctional facilities in
their service area, including a single agreement covering multiple facilities, in
their area. SSA prefers negotiating a MOU with the highest level management authority
for the prison, and prefers covering all facilities under one management authority
under a single MOU. For example, if there are four county jails, all under a regional
jail authority, SSA prefers to negotiate one MOU with the regional jail authority
that covers all four facilities.
Before beginning to negotiate an agreement, contact the RO Enumeration Specialist
to confirm the appropriate level manager for the negotiations. RO personnel are also
available to participate in negotiations, when practicable. The RO Enumeration Specialist
reviews the MOU before submitting it to the RC for signature.