Robin A. Hill
Florida Department of Corrections
Table of Contents
Executive Summary 3 Introduction 3 Recommendation 4 Supporting Reasons for Recommendation 5 Increase Employee Productivity 5 Improve Job Satisfaction 7 Reduce Employee Turnover 8 Counterargument and Rebuttal 9 Reservations against Recommendation 9 Rebuttal of Reservations 9 Conclusion 10 Reference List 11
This report will discuss how low morale effects turnover within the Florida Department of Corrections (Department). It provides the current turnover situation within the Department, provides a recommendation to decrease the turnover rate, and outlines three key reasons supporting the recommended change. The report will also explore the counterargument that has been previously expressed towards the current recommendation and offer solid statistics to disprove any concerns.
The Department is currently losing approximately 76% of its academy graduates yearly due to low morale within the agency. Many of these officer are leaving the public sector and entering the private job market in order to obtain what they believe to me a more lucrative work environment. With the current financial state of the Department, it is unable to sustain such a high turnover due to the cost affiliated with training of new officer needed keep the community safe. The recommendation of switching from the traditional five day work week to the non-traditional four day work week will offer probation officer an incentive to remain with the agency. This change in work schedule will in turn save the Department cost of continuously having to train new officers. Introduction
Correctional Probation Officer begin their training by attending local Police Academies just like every Law Enforcement officer in the State of Florida. These academies