As of June 30, 2008, the Florida Department of Corrections (DC) had a total of 26,446 employees, including 20,153 (76.2%) certified officers in institutions or probation/parole offices. Of the 17,597 certified employees in institutions, 12,271 (69.7%) are correctional officers, 4,300 (24.4%) are sergeants, 473 (2.7%) are lieutenants, and 308 (1.8%) are captains. Health care staff (professional, managerial, and support) represent 6.6% of DC employees, while programs for inmates and offenders, and chaplaincy staff total only 2.1%. In addition, 12.2% of all staff provide support in central office, region offices, or institutions, and 3.0% provide support for community corrections. Institution and community corrections support includes management, professional, and clerical support in areas such as inmate grievances, probation/parole data entry, inmate classification, food service, and maintenance and construction. Three percent of the staff provide management and administrative support in the DC Central Office and regional service centers, including personnel funtions, staff development, research, purchasing, budget, finance and accounting, information technology, and upper management.
The average DC employee is 41 years of age and has been with the agency for almost nine years. More than 94% of DC employees are in the state’s Career Service pay plan, 5.7% are Selected Exempt Service (SES), and 0.1% are Senior Management Service.
|DC Staff by Position|
|Staff by Pay Plan Status|
|Total Staff: 26,446|
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