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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, 2016, the Florida Department of Corrections has a total of 21,948 employees, this is approximately 316 fewer employees than June 30, 2015 (22,264).

Employees are broken down into the following categories:

  • 17,836 (81%) certified employees in institutions or probation/parole offices;
    • 15,769 (88.5%) certified employees in institutions, consisting of 10,667 (67.7%) Correctional Officers
    • 4,092 (25.9%) Sergeants, 440 (2.8%) Lieutenants, 311 (2.0%) Captains, 81 (0.5%) Majors,
    • 43 (0.3%) Colonels and 135 (0.9%) Correctional Inspectors in the Office of the Inspector General;
    • and 2,067 (11.6%) certified Correctional Probation Officers.
  • Health Care staff (professional, managerial, and support) represented 0.6% of FDC employees.
  • Programs for inmates and offenders, and chaplaincy staff totaled only 1.7% of FDC employees.
  • Agency support staff totaled 14.2%, with 11.6% institutional support and 2.6% 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 nine years. Roughly 95% of the Department's employees are in the state's Career Service pay plan, 5.3% 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 15,769 71.8%
Institution Support 2,543 11.6%
Community Corrections Certified 2,067 9.4%
Community Corrections Support 502 2.3%
Administrative 564 2.6%
Programs and Chaplaincy 373 1.7%
Health Care 130 0.6%
Total 21,948 100.0%

 

DC Staff by Pay Plan Status
Pie chart of DC Staff by Pay Plan Status data from table below.
Career Service 20,770 94.6%
Selected Exempt Service 1,154 5.3%
Senior Management Service 24 0.1%
Total 21,948 100.0%




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