Kuder is excited to announce a new partnership with the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to help develop, retain, and advance a workforce that represents BOP’s strong value system and goal to ensure their nearly 35,000 employees have the tools and resources needed to provide inmates with safe facilities, as well as education, vocational training, substance abuse treatment, and community reentry programs.

“We’re honored to partner with the BOP and support their major initiative to enhance the quality of careers and opportunities available to agency staff and ensure they are able to grow in a rewarding and supportive work environment,” said Erin Milroy, Kuder’s President. “We’re confident that delivering our Pathfinder solution will provide the essential building blocks of a career development ecosystem supportive of agency staff’s desire to achieve skills and career advancement.”

Kuder will launch Pathfinder, a configurable career planning system, that will assist BOP staff members in identifying their talents, skills, and interests and align them with existing career pathways to efficiently plan for their career goals.

The system, tailored specifically for the BOP, will provide an in-depth set of career guidance tools and resources. Additionally, it will connect to professional development, training and additional support services to ensure that every staff member has the tools and resources needed for long-term success. It will be fully integrated within the BOP’s Learning and Career Development Branch and Employee Development Offices to provide individuals with a seamless experience to better plan and pursue their careers within the agency.

“We were impressed by Kuder’s 85 years of history, extensive industry knowledge and experience, and demonstrated a high level of commitment and service to their client partners, having established themselves as the leading voice and authority for career assessment, planning, and guidance throughout the world,” shared Susan Walters, Acting Chief, BOP Learning & Career Development Branch. “Kuder’s Pathfinder solution and set of training and services they will provide include a comprehensive talent pipeline that will lead individuals to personalized right-fit career pathways and long-term career success with the Bureau of Prisons.

Kuder has kicked off the collaborative partnership with the BOP and is currently in the development process. The Pathfinder system is scheduled to launch for the BOP later this year.


About BOP: The Bureau of Prisons was established in 1930 to provide more progressive and humane care for federal inmates, to professionalize the prison service, and to ensure consistent and centralized administration of federal prisons. The BOP protects public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and provide reentry programming to ensure their successful return to the community.