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Employees - Our Most Important Resource

The nearly 13,000 employees for the Georgia Department of Corrections are its most valuable resource. Central Personnel Administration, the primary human resources office in the department, is responsible for all human resource functions within the department. From recruitment to retirement, Central Personnel helps every employee with any personnel-related issue.

Central Personnel provides assistance to management in interpretation and application of human resources law, policies and procedures. We do this not just for compliance, but because it makes good business sense.

Where Do Our Employees Work?

OIT GraphAs of June 30, 2010, the department employed 12,669 full-time employees. Of these, 12,097 employees (95% of the work force) work in the Corrections Division where they are responsible for direct offender supervision.


Administration 92
Corrections 12,097
Executive Operations 132
Operations, Planning and Training 348
Grand Total 12,669


The Corrections Division is responsible for the supervision of sentenced offenders, from those confined to prison or sentenced to probation. The Administration Division is responsible for all administrative functions of the department, from budgets to purchasing. Operations, Planning and Training oversees programmatic and other services for employees and offenders. Executive Operations, of which Central Personnel Administration is a part, consists of the Commissioner's Office and his staff. We invite you to visit the links for each division so that you can become more familiar with our department.

Central Personnel Administration

Central Personnel Administration provides support to these individuals by developing, coordinating, monitoring, evaluating, and administering personnel functions, department-wide.more


To inquire about current employment opportunities at the Georgia Department of Corrections, you may call the GDC Job Hotline at 1-888-343-JOBS, option #4 or 478-992-5211 or go to


The department provides a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance and retirement. Central Personnel has a staff dedicated to assisting employees in making sound benefit choices. This staff also answers all questions from department management and field personnel sites on issues related to benefits and benefit policies. more...

Employee Support Services

The department recognizes that personal or work problems can have adverse impact on job accomplishment. Central Personnel Administration Employee Support Services provides independent, impartial and confidential assistance to all employees. more

Employee Recognition

The Commissioner, in concert with his "One Team!" policy, is dedicated to recognizing and rewarding employees who achieve. Programs such as Public Employee Recognition Week, team building events and quarterly recognition ceremonies are part of this effort.