New pay, bonus structures coming for understaffed Ala. prisonsMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jul 10 2019 9:59 AM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama Department of Corrections employees will soon benefit from a new salary and bonus structure, a direct result of the passage of HB468 during the recent legislative session.
The law provides ADOC correctional officers a two-step, five percent pay raise as well as an expansion of an incentive program to include bonuses for those who reach career milestones or who get additional training.
ADOC says the changes are “critical" to helping its reach goals in its 2019-2022 Strategic Plan.
“Our employees are our greatest assets and the key to improving prisons in Alabama,” said ADOC Commissioner Jeff Dunn. “Increasing compensation for our security workforce is crucial to recruiting qualified new employees and retaining current ADOC personnel who carry out critical, meaningful work across the state of Alabama.”
Updates to the ADOC’s comprehensive compensation plan include salary increases, higher guaranteed probationary increases, recruitment and retention bonuses, optional excess annual leave payout, salary grade changes and two new position classifications.