April 5, 2018
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) announces $1,000 hiring bonuses for new hires who have completed 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 2017 legislative session. The plan also provided a salary increase for correctional officers and a ten percent pay additive available for officers who work in inpatient mental health 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.