The Great Resignation in Georgia’s State Government

Investigative
ECONOMY & BUSINESS
POLITICS & POLICY
TAXES,MONEY & GOVERNMENT
6 min read
1138 words
Beau Evans
Feb 09, 2022
Key Points
  • A highest-ever 23% turnover rate hit Georgia’s state government hard over the past year.
  • Experts say the spike in quits has likely worsened prison violence and homelessness.
  • State workers can expect pay raises later this year – but will it really help cut down turnover?
Georgia’s state government notched its highest-ever annual staff turnover rate at 23% from mid-2020 to mid-2021, according to state data – higher than many other state governments such as Louisiana, Alabama and Arizona. Low salaries and stiff competition from the private sector have siphoned off employees at key agencies caring for foster kids, helping mental-health ...

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