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Diversity & Inclusion

At GEO, we believe that diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of a variety of views, perspectives, and backgrounds are integral parts of our company's success. This unique mixture in the workforce provides unlimited ideas and, increases productivity and innovative solutions for our clients and those we serve.

We believe that work is more than a place you go every day. It is a place of professional growth, exploration, creativity, and interpersonal relationships. It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things. We want our people to take pride in their work and in maintaining a safe and secure environment. After all, it is the combined talents, skills, knowledge, experience and expertise of every one of our employees that makes us who we are.

Our employees around the globe live and work in the communities we call home. In this geographically diverse environment, we learn from each other and share those lessons inside and outside our communities.

The inclusion of all employees makes our teams more effective, enhances communication among other people of different backgrounds and experiences, and creates an atmosphere that benefits from the talents and capabilities of our diverse workforce. Inclusion through recruiting, hiring, developing, training and promoting employees regardless of gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, and physical ability is essential to our success.

The result of our desire to be diverse and inclusive creates a collaborative company culture. Our employees are increasingly more enthusiastic about their work because they are sharing ideas across departments and divisions in inspiring new ways.

Diversity In Leadership Award

Every year since 2011, we take the time to recognize and reward the exemplary achievements of individuals in the GEO family. At first the recognition went to Women in Leadership, and later expanded to include Minorities in Leadership. Today we honor Diversity in Leadership. Nominations are received from among peers, and those who interact with potential award recipients. The intent of this award is to acknowledge exceptional leadership. Nominees are individuals who have excelled on personal levels to overcome challenges and affected changes in the lives of others by mentoring, coaching, and inspiring not only themselves, but others, to excel. Two individuals are selected for this esteemed award of $5,000.

To see the recipients of the Diversity in Leadership award, please visit https://www.geogroup.com/embracing_diversity_inclusion

GEO is an Equal Opportunity Employer

In all areas of our business, GEO has strived to achieve wider racial and ethnic diversity. In 2018, two of our board seats were held by members of minority communities. Across our organization, under-represented minorities of the United States of America including African Americans, Hispanic and Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian and Native American/Alaskan currently account for 60% of our total U.S employees.

Minorities comprise of 38% of GEO’s corporate workforce in the U.S., 68% of our U.S. security staff and 28% of those serving in management positions as directors or above.

GEO Group’s employee population is also diverse in age. Of new hires in 2018, 37% were under age 30, nearly half (49%) were between ages 30 and 50, and 27% were age 50 and older.

GEO is Recognized as a 2020 Women on Boards Winning Company

In 2018, 2020 Women on Boards recognized The GEO Group as a Winning Company for its commitment to Board Diversity. Winning Companies champion board diversity by having 20% or more of their board seats held by women. 2020 Women on Boards is a non-profit campaign dedicated to increasing the percentage of women on corporate boards to 20% by 2020.

The GEO Group currently has six Board Members, two of whom are women.