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July August 2005
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Legislative session like a new day for state employees

illustration of sun and cloudsTwo years ago state agencies experienced workforce reductions when lawmakers were forced to cut spending in the face of a $10 billion budget shortfall. Approximately 1,700 TDCJ positions were eliminated and, needless to say, no employee pay raises were authorized.

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Good barbecue the flame of many TDCJ employees

Man pouring rub mixture on meatAs summertime sizzles in Texas, so do meats put on the pit by TDCJ prison employees who on their days off trade in their uniforms for aprons, their handcuffs for hand mitts, and their pepper spray for, well, pepper.

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Good health exercised through Texas Roundup Challenge participation

Two men in running gear talking to each otherEach and every day, TDCJ Human Resources Employment Section Director Ken Johnson does something he doesn’t enjoy but steadfastly won’t go without doing. He runs

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