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Facilities Maintenance keeps TDCJ running, safe and secure

Terrell McCombs, TBCJ vice chairmanThe Texas Department of Criminal Justice Facilities Division provides a full range of facility management and engineering services, to include a team of dedicated Facilities Maintenance professionals who maintain the agency's state-owned-and-operated facilities.

TDCJ executive director anticipates upcoming 84th Legislature

Texas legislature imageThe 84th Texas Legislature convenes on Tuesday, January 13. TDCJ Executive Director Brad Livingston recently answered questions about the upcoming legislative session.

Programs help Ad Seg offenders transition to general population

Rehabilitation Programs Division Case Manager Veronica Williams teaching a cognitive intervention class at the Ellis UnitAdministrative segregation rehabilitation programs help reduce the maximum-security population while improving public, staff and offender safety.

Sharp named PREA ombudsman

PREA ombudsman Lynne SharpIn November, the Texas Board of Criminal Justice appointed Lynne Sharp, a 24-year TDCJ veteran, as the agency's Prison Rape Elimination Act ombudsman, whose responsibilities include coordinating agency efforts to eliminate sexual assault in its correctional facilities and providing an independent office to receive and respond to allegations of sexual assault.

Chairman's Fitness Challenge 2015: first-quarter results

fitness and running illustrationThe first-quarter Touchdown to World Series Chairman's Challenge, which ran from September to November, was a tremendous success. Participating employees accumulated more than 19 million points during the quarter. These are impressive results!

Thanks to TDCJ employees for supporting 2014 holiday fundraisers

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W-2 tax forms scheduled for January distribution

W2 tax form illustrationAs tax payment time approaches, taxpayers receive financial forms so they can prepare their 2014 returns. One of the most important documents agency employees receive is Form W-2, which provides your wage and salary information, and the amount of tax withheld from your paycheck.

Information Security: pop-up phishing warning

email pop up phishing warning illustrationThe Internet Crime Complaint Center, a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center, has issued a warning about a new twist to the old telephone-based tech support phishing scam: fake "pop-up" attack warnings designed to hijack your computer.

Employee Assistance Program can help with stressful times

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Congratulations to all TDCJ employees for ACA award

ACA golden eagle award photoCongratulations and thanks to all TDCJ employees whose professionalism and dedication to public safety was recently recognized by the American Correctional Association with their 2014 Golden Eagle Commitment to Excellence Award.


November/December 2014
Volume 22 Issue 2

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