From our friends at Grits for Breakfast
Wednesday I mentioned that RIFs (reductions in force) among Texas prison guards could probably be accomplished through attrition instead of having to do actual "layoffs." Today let's look a little closer at the turnover rate among Texas correctional officers, as described in a report (not online) I received in an open records request from TDCJ called "FY 2010 Agency Turnover by Title.".
Here are the total number of Correctional Officer "separations" from TDCJ in FY 2010 for all reasons, along with the respective turnover rates for the employee classifications COs I-V that year.
- CO I: 478, 59.27%
- CO II: 1285, 50.61%
- CO III: 2,366, 28.14%
- CO IV: 814, 11.38%
- CO V: 781, 8.42%
At least three notable problems jump out: