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Follow-up Report on the Department of Corrections' Correctional Officer Staffing, Report No. 98-69, February 1999
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  • To address issues raised in our prior report, the Legislature has increased the number of authorized correctional officer positions and the pay of correctional officers.
  • The department has addressed most of the issues raised in our report related to the working conditions that contribute to officer turnover.
  • The department stated that it is not practical to establish written criteria for use in determining the appropriate number of staff needed at each prison.
  • Turnover among correctional officers decreased from over 38% in 1995 to 21.6% in 1998 according to the department.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 95-28 Policy Review of the Department of Corrections' Correctional Officers Staffing, published on January 10, 1996.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Security and Institutional Operations
Department of Corrections

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 07-15 Corrections Experiences Turnover and Vacancies, But Performance Not Diminished, published in February 2007.
  • Report No. 96-07 Information Brief on the Rehiring of Correctional Officers Within the Department of Corrections, published in September 1996.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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