Impact Georgia Magazine August - Page 8

ASSESSMENT CENTER

In March, an assessment center for employees of the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) was opened. The center exists for anyone aspiring to move into a select set of job titles within the agency. Individuals are able to go through the center and are rated and assessed to determine if they have the qualifications and skillsets to be able to perform at that job level.

An assessment center is a location where an individual comes to participate in exercises that are used to identify individual strengths and weaknesses for a specific purpose. The process of individual assessment includes both standardized and objective forms of evaluation, which allows individuals to determine strengths and weaknesses as they go through various job functions.

Multiple assessment techniques are used in the assessment center. One of these techniques includes simulation exercises. These exercises are developed to tap a variety of predetermined behaviors and have been pre-tested prior to use to ensure that the techniques provide reliable, objective, and relevant behavioral information for the organization. The dimensions, attributes, characteristic, or qualities evaluated by the assessment center are determined by an analysis of relevant job behaviors.

For more information about the Assessment Center at GDC, contact the Human Resources division.

By Wendy Howell

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On July 22 at Wilcox State Prison, a person suspected of making a contraband drop was spotted. GDC K9 handlers responded and tracked the individual and placed him under arrest.

On July 16 at Valdosta State Prison, four cans containing contraband were discovered in a ditch in front of the facility. The contraband consisted of 482 grams of tobacco.