TDCJ Takes Silver
Oliver J. Bell
Texas Department of
I am pleased to announce that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has brought home the Silver Medal for large state agencies (5000+ employees) for the 2009 Texas Round-Up. With the agency reporting over 10,000 employees completing the full six-week program, TDCJ received this honor for the third year in a row. The six-week physical activity program was held from February 2, 2009, through March 15, 2009.
I would like to recognize the CID Region V and VI offices, and the Mount Pleasant, Orange and Nederland parole offices, who all had a 100% completion rate for participants. In addition, the Daniel Unit with a 99% completion rate, the Sayle Unit with a 96% completion rate, and the CID administrative offices and the State Counsel for Offenders, who both achieved a 91% completion rate on participation. Well done to all!
I would like to thank each and every one of you for your dedication, participation and hard work in making this year's challenge a success for the agency. As for those who participated in the 10K/5K Family Mile in Austin on April 25th, I must say I thoroughly enjoyed my run with you. A group photo from that event is posted below.
Again, thank you to all TDCJ participants of the 2009 Texas Round-Up and I look forward to working with you and the rest of the agency as we strive to achieve the "Governor's Cup" in 2010.
Oliver J. Bell, Chairman, Texas Board of Criminal Justice