Contact: DOH Office of Communications
Jessica Hammonds, Press Secretary
Florida Department of Health Turnover Statistically Matched With Private Sector
- A Statement from the State Surgeon General –
“As we embark on the new fiscal year, we evaluate the structure, systems and staffing of our Department’s previous fiscal years to move forward with an economically sound workforce design that best serves the residents and visitors of Florida. During our Department’s reorganization, it is evident that change is a catalyst for focus and efficiency.
Our Department, much like any business entity in the public and private sector, is not unique to transition and turnover. Many other statewide organizations are undergoing similar modifications as we jointly strive to make Florida the best place to live, work and play.
In fact, over the last four fiscal years, the Florida Department of Health’s (DOH) turnover rate has been less than that of the private sector. In 2008, DOH’s turnover rate was 12.3 percent, as opposed to the private sector’s rate of 18.7 percent. In 2009, DOH’s rate dropped to 10.7 percent, and the private sector’s was 16.3 percent. DOH’s rate, in 2010, was 11.5 percent, and the private sector’s rate was 15.9 percent. This past fiscal year, our Department’s turnover, at 15.5 percent, statistically matched that of the private sector, at 14.4 percent, within the margin of error.
With seasoned talent, leadership and loyalty behind our Department, we can continue to not only preserve, but greatly improve, public health in Florida.”
The Florida Department of Health’s mission is to protect and promote the health of all residents and visitors in the state through organized state and community efforts, including cooperative agreements with counties. For more information, visit the Department’s website.
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