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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, 2015, the Florida Department of Corrections has a total of 22,264 employees, this is approximately 1,299 more employees than June 30, 2014 (20,965) with 1,198 being certified employees.

Employees are broken down into the following categories:

  • 18,262 (82%) certified employees in institutions or probation/parole offices;
    • 16,316 (89.3%) certified employees in institutions, consisting of 11,087 (68.0%) Correctional Officers
    • 4,213 (25.8%) Sergeants, 448 (2.7%) Lieutenants, 311 (1.9%) Captains, 83 (0.5%) Majors,
    • 44 (0.3%) Colonels and 130 (0.8%) Correctional Inspectors in the Office of the Inspector General;
    • and 1,946 (10.7%) certified Correctional Probation Officers.
  • Health Care staff (professional, managerial, and support) represented .5% of FDC employees.
  • Programs for inmates and offenders, and chaplaincy staff totaled only 1.8% of FDC employees.
  • Agency support staff totaled 13.1%, with 10.7% institutional support and 2.4% supporting community corrections.
  • Less than 3% of staff provided management and administrative support in Central Office and regional service centers.

The average FDC employee is 41 years of age and has been with the agency for approximately ten years. Roughly 95% of the Department's employees are in the state's Career Service pay plan, 4.9% are Selected Exempt Service (SES), and 0.1% are Senior Management Service (SMS).

 

DC Staff by Position
Pie chart of DC Staff by Position data from table below
Institution Certified 16,316 73.3%
Institution Support 2,387 10.7%
Community Corrections Certified 1,946 8.7%
Community Corrections Support 570 2.6%
Administrative 527 2.4%
Programs and Chaplaincy 399 1.8%
Health Care 119 0.5%
Total 22,264 100.0%

 

DC Staff by Pay Plan Status
Pie chart of DC Staff by Pay Plan Status data from table below.
Career Service 21,163 95.1%
Selected Exempt Service 1,080 4.9%
Senior Management Service 21 0.1%
Total 22,264 100.0%




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