GEO aspires to be the world's leading provider of diversified correctional, detention, and community reentry services.
GEO's mission is to develop innovative public-private partnerships with government agencies around the globe that deliver high quality, cost-efficient correctional, detention, and community reentry services while providing industry leading rehabilition and community reintegration programs to the men and women entrusted to GEO's care.
Imparting a Safe and Secure Environment
We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace that is safe, secure and humane, not only for our trained and experienced professionals, but for the men and women entrusted to our care.
Maintaining Quality Facilities
We are committed to maintaining facilities that are state-of-the-art and adhere to industry-leading standards.
Protecting Human Dignity and Rights
We believe that every human being should be treated with dignity and that his or her basic human rights should be protected and preserved at all times.
Delivering Quality Health Care
We have pledged to provide quality health care to all of our offenders in all of our facilities worldwide.
Providing Access to Quality Rehabilitative Programs
We are committed to providing industry-leading rehabilitation and community reentry programs to the men and women entrusted to our care.
The GEO Group and its worldwide subsidiaries adhere to the highest ethical and compliance standards. As a worldwide corporation, The GEO Group represents government clients around the globe and cares for offenders, detainees, and residents in safe and secure facilities across four continents. Throughout its diversified organization, The GEO Group has implemented policies and procedures that reflect high ethical standards. The GEO Group's corporate code of ethics delineates the overarching principles that guide the organization in its day to day operations and interactions with key constituency groups.
Obeying the law, both in letter and in spirit, is the foundation on which GEO's ethical standards are built. Our Code of Conduct strives to promote the following objectives:
- Honest and ethical conduct;
- Avoidance of conflicts of interest;
- Full, fair, accurate, timely and transparent disclosure;
- Compliance with applicable government and self-regulatory; organization laws, rules, and regulations;
- Prompt internal reporting of Code violations; and
- Accountability for compliance with the Code
At GEO, we believe that diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of a variety of views, perspectives, and backgrounds is an integral part of our company's success. This unique mixture in the workforce provides unlimited ideas, 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's a place of professional growth, exploration, creativity, and interpersonal relationships. It's 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's the combined talents, skills, knowledge, experience and expertise of every one of our employees that makes us who we are.
Our 18,000 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 within and outside of 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 of all genders, races, religions,ages, sexual orientations, and physical abilities, is essential to our success.
The result of our desire to be diverse and inclusive creates a company culture that is ever more collaborative. Our employees are increasingly more enthusiastic about their work because they are sharing ideas across departments and divisions in inspiring new ways.
Leadership and professionalism are integral part of our company culture. We employ this methodology within our company values and foster it through our business structure and employee development.
GEO utilizes a unique localized organizational structure. This structure employs a bottom up, top down management approach where decisions can be made within the most appropriate area of expertise; whether it be from the corporate, regional, or field level.
Employee development is essential to ensure proper leadership and professionalism. Thorough training promotes employee confidence which in turn creates a proactive and positive work environment.
Training at GEO
When you report to work for GEO, you can expect to receive industry leading training. At GEO, we want you to be comfortable and secure in your new position. To accomplish this, we have placed the highest priority on seeing to it that each employee is carefully trained in all aspects of their position.
The GEO Group works in partnership with all our clients to employ best practices in information delivery. As a result of our world-wide client base, GEO personnel are able to implement training program best practices gained from around the world.
GEO utilizes a Corporate Director of Training Development to evaluate the quality of training content and delivery and to update training topics and curricula annually to ensure they reflect both the best practices in the field as well as the salient industry issues. Additionally, GEO employs Training Directors within each of our Regional offices who are constantly interacting with facility personnel as well as researching and communicating best practices from around the United States. GEO training programs are designed to exceed the minimum training requirements set forth by the American Correctional Association (ACA), our clients and GEO policies.
Training throughout our facilities is conducted by qualified instructors with direct industry experience. It's not uncommon for Facility Administrators to conduct training on various topics because he or she understands that a well trained force is the key to GEO's success.