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TDCJ Risk Management Program

Leo Vasquez, TDCJ Board SecretaryEvery organization faces hazards, perils and losses that might have a negative impact on their operations. Successful organizational management minimizes or eliminates these risks, and TDCJ's Risk Management Program is one of the proactive measures put in place to help ensure successful management operations with the minimum risk exposure.


Correctional officer and parole officer pay raises, offender health care funding highlight TDCJ’s Legislative Appropriations Request

Texas budget graphicThe Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Legislative Appropriations Request for the FY 2016-17 biennium has been submitted to the Governor’s Office and the Legislative Budget Board. In addition to requesting funding necessary to maintain current operations, the LAR identifies 12 priorities for additional appropriations, the largest being a $235 million “exceptional item” which would provide a 10 percent pay raise to correctional officers and parole officers, to include ranking correctional officers as well as Laundry and Food Service managers.


ACA recognizes TDCJ’s full accreditation with Golden Eagle Award

TDCJ senior staff accepts Golden Eagle AwardIn August, during the 144th Congress of Correction Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, TDCJ was recognized by the American Correctional Association with the Golden Eagle Award. The ACA presents the prestigious Golden Eagle to criminal justice agencies that have achieved accreditation of all aspects of agency operations, to include accreditation of every facility under its jurisdiction.


Linthicum nominated for ACA leadership role

Dr. Lannette Linthicum, TDCJ health services directorDr. Lannette Linthicum, division director of Health Services for TDCJ, has been nominated for the presidency of the American Correctional Association, a professional organization dedicated to the improvement of criminal justice by establishing national standards for correctional management and operations.


Stable offender populations predicted for next five years

bar graph illustrationIn June 2014 the Legislative Budget Board released updated projections of offender population growth in both the adult and juvenile criminal justice systems. The LBB’s June 2014 projections indicate the number of adult offenders who are incarcerated or on supervision will remain relatively stable during the next five fiscal years.


The State Employee Charitable Campaign begins September 1

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State employee compensation, benefit changes effective September 1

Benefits road signLaws passed during the 83rd Texas Legislature will result in changes to some state employee compensation and benefits effective September 1.


2014 TDCJ/CMIT criminal justice scholarships awarded

advisory counsil on ethics logoSam Houston State University's College of Criminal Justice, in partnership with the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, recently awarded the 2014 TDCJ/Correctional Management Institute of Texas scholarships to Texas Department of Criminal Justice employees Angela Chevalier and William Wheat.


July/August 2014
Volume 21 Issue 6

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