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Bureau of Human Resources

Contact Information

T. Dodie Garye

Chief, Bureau of Human Resources

(850) 717-2653

Work for DJJ

Apply for positions with DJJ through People First or read the DJJ Hiring Policy.

Volunteer with DJJ

Your volunteer service can have a lasting positive impact on the lives of Florida's at-risk children. Find out how you can Get Involved today!

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice recognizes that equal employment opportunity is the law and is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in all employment practices, privileges, and benefits.  The Department has an internal complaint procedure – FDJJ 1003.22.  Employees may file a complaint with any of the Department’s managers or supervisors or file directly with the Department’s  EEO Officer.  Employees, as well as applicants, may opt to file complaints with the Florida Commission on Human Relations or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The Department’s EEO Officer is located in the Office of General Counsel and may be contacted at (850) 717-2654.

Electronic W-2 Form

Please take a minute to consider the benefits of signing up for an electronic W-2 form. Employees who consent to receive their W-2 form electronically will have access to their form in early January (before the paper W-2 forms are printed).

  • You must consent through the Employee Information Center
  • You must have a valid email address; you are permitted to use your DJJ email address.

If you have questions or require assistance, please contact:

Sharan Cohen
DJJ Payroll Manager

(850) 717- 2657






Chief's Office

  • Financial Disclosure Coordination
  • OPS Extensions
  • Requests to Campaign and hold political office
  • Perquisites and moving expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Collective Bargaining Grievances
  • Career Service Grievances
  • Harassment and Discrimination Actions
  • AA/EEO Office for the Agency


  • Recruitment/advertisement of positions
  • Requests for Reassignment/Promotion
  • Review of Selection Packages for Rule Compliance
  • Position Description Maintenance
  • Review of Classification Packages for Classification
  • Compliance and preparation of packages for DMS/Office of the Governor review/approval
  • Public Record Requests Official Personnel Files Performance Appraisal and Peer Review Consultation
  • Reduction in Force coordination

Payroll/Attendance & Leave/
Benefits/Workers’ Compensation

  • Settlement Agreements
  • Payroll auditing
  • W4/411 Entries
  • Distribution of Personnel Action Forms
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Attendance and Leave Maintenance
  • Sick Leave Pool (Committee) / Sick Leave Transfer
  • Overpayments and Underpayments process
  • FLSA Overtime Payments
  • Benefits Packets and miscellaneous deductions
  • Benefits Enrollment/Maintenance/Termination
  • Liaison with Division of State Group Insurance (DMS)
  • Retirement Coordination with Division of Retirement (DMS)
  • Death Benefit Coordination
  • Benefits Advisory Committee
  • Open Enrollment Coordination
  • Tuition Fee Waiver audits
  • Certify final earnings
  • Unemployment compensation appeal coordination and tracking