August 10, 2017
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is proud to announce $1,000 hiring bonuses for new hires upon completion of the correctional officer certification through either FDC or certain state colleges.
Certified new hires are eligible to receive bonuses at the following institutions:
The hiring bonus is part of a three-tiered approach targeting staff recruitment and retention to ensure continued safety in Florida’s correctional institutions and communities. The recruitment and retention plan was recommended by Governor Rick Scott and approved by the legislature during the past legislative session. The plan also provides an increase in the base pay for correctional officers and a ten percent increase in pay for officers who work in the Department’s inpatient mental housing units.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 97,000 inmates and supervises nearly 167,000 offenders in the community.