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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Personnel

As of June 30, 2013, the Florida Department of Corrections (DC) had a total of 22,398 employees, broken down into the following categories:

  • 17,002 (75.9%) certified employees in institutions or probation/parole offices;
    • 15,021 (87.6%) certified employees in institutions, consisting of 10,022 (67.3%) Correctional Officers, 4,013 (26.9%) Sergeants, 431 (2.9%) Lieutenants, 293 (2.0%) Captains, 83 (0.6%) Majors, 45 (0.3%) Colonels and 134 (0.8%) Correctional Inspectors in the Office of the Inspector General; and,
    • 1,981 (11.6%) certified Correctional Probation Officers.
  • Health Care staff (professional, managerial, and support) represented 6.6% of DC employees. Health Services staff decreased by 2.0% from last fiscal year because inmate health care in nine facilities located in the southern part of Region III was privatized in FY 2012-13.
  • Programs for inmates and offenders, and chaplaincy staff totaled only 1.6% of DC employees.
  • Agency support staff totaled 13.3% of all DC staff, with 10.6% institutional support and 2.7% supporting community corrections.
  • Less than 3% of staff provided management and administrative support in the DC’s Central Office and regional service centers.

The average DC employee is 42 years of age and has been with the agency for ten years. More than 94.4% of DC employees are in the state’s Career Service pay plan, 5.5% are Selected Exempt Service (SES), and 0.1% are Senior Management Service (SMS).

http://www.dc.state.fl.us/pub/annual/1213/personnel.html

Figure 1.1: DC Staff by Position
Institutions (Certified) - 15,021 , 67.1%; Institutions (Support) - 2,383 , 10.6%; Community Corrections (Certified) - 1,981 , 8.8%; Health Care - 1,467 , 6.6%; Community Corrections (Support) - 598, 2.7%; Administrative - 587, 2.6%; Programs and Chaplaincy - 361, 1.6%; Total - 22,398


Figure 1.2: DC Staff by Pay Plan Status
Career Service: 94.29% | Selected Exempt Service: 5.63% | Senior Management Service: 0.09%, Total Staff=23,525