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September/October 2011

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TBCJ appoints Toney, Brothers, Hornung to senior agency positions

In August, the Texas Board of Criminal Justice (TBCJ) unanimously approved the appointments of Bruce Toney as Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) inspector general, Rudolph Brothers as director of the State Counsel for Offenders (SCFO), and Scott Hornung as director of the Internal Audit (IA) Division. The appointments became effective September 1.

Inspector General Bruce Toney
TDCJ Inspector General Bruce Toney  

Toney began his career with TDCJ in 1994 after serving as a paramedic and later patrol officer for the City of Abilene. Hired as a lieutenant for what was then the Internal Affairs Division, which evolved into the current Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Toney was promoted to captain and assigned to the regional office in Lubbock. He later served as OIG Regional Manager, head of the Special Operations Task Force, and OIG representative to the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and the U.S. Marshals Service. After two years as inspector general for the Texas Youth Commission, Toney returned to TDCJ-OIG as Administrative Captain. He most recently served as commander of the Information Systems Division of OIG.

Toney has a bachelor's degree in business administration, a master's degree in criminal justice management, and is a licensed master peace officer and certified fraud examiner. Toney replaces John Moriarty, who served 22 years with the state of Texas.

SCFO Director Rudolph Brothers

State Counsel for Offenders Director Rudolph Brothers

Rudolph Brothers replaces Kim Vernon as director of the State Counsel for Offenders, who retired after more than 20 years with the agency. The SCFO provides independent legal counsel to indigent offenders incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Correctional Institutions Division.

After earning his degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Brothers worked as staff attorney for an insurance company in Hartford, Conn., a public defender in Springfield, Mass., and an assistant district attorney for Dallas County. Brothers was hired by SCFO in November 1998, performing a variety of duties relating to the representation of offenders until promoted to chief of the General Legal and Immigration Section in 2004.

Internal Audit Director Scott Hornung
Internal Audit Director Scott Hornung  

Internal Audit administrator Scott Hornung was named director of the Internal Audit Division, responsible for evaluating agency performance and the adequacy and effectiveness of the department's system of internal controls. Hornung, who has served in the TDCJ internal audit function for 22 years, replaces retiring IA Director Raymond Pyeatt.

After graduating from the University of Texas in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree, Hornung studied accounting at Sam Houston State University to qualify for the CPA exam. Hired as an Auditor I in 1989 and promoted to Audit Manager in 1995, he served as deputy director for the IA Division for the last ten years and has been extensively involved in audits examining almost all aspects of agency operations.

Regarding the changeover in three senior staff positions, TBCJ Chairman Oliver Bell said, "We're sorry to lose three long-standing, top-quality veterans from the agency. On behalf of the board, we give them our sincere thanks and best wishes in their future endeavors. As for the agency's future, we make it a priority to cultivate leaders from within our ranks as well as seek talented professionals from outside the agency. The appointments of Mr. Toney, Mr. Brothers and Mr. Hornung leave us in very capable hands. All three appointees were unanimously approved by the full board, and we know they will be able to meet any challenge."

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Chairman's Fitness League:
Fourth quarter

goalpost graphicThe fourth quarter of the Chairman's Fitness League, Post-Season Training, was a big success. For this quarter, points were earned based on miles completed during the five-week period. Congratulations to the divisional winners and other top competitors.






Division 1:
39 or fewer employees
Houston VI District Parole Office Specialized Programs
Parole Division
Houston III District Parole Office
Division 2:
40 to 99
State Counsel for Offenders Administrative Review and Risk Management Facilities Division
Division 3:
100 to 199 employees
Halbert Unit Information Technology Division Human Resources Division - Main Office
Division 4:
200 to 299 employees
Hobby Unit Scott Unit Cole State Jail
Division 5:
300 or more employees
Lychner and Kegans State Jail Complex Huntsville Unit Manufacturing and Logistics
Division 64:
Private Prisons
Bridgeport Correctional Center N/A N/A
Division 7:
Windham School
WSD Administration WSD Gulf Coast Region WSD South Texas Region

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2011 State Employee
Charitable Campaign
launches fall fundraising drive

The State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) takes place every September and October and is a statutorily authorized workplace fundraising campaign for state agency employees throughout Texas. During fiscal year 2010, the SECC marked its 17th year by raising more than $9.8 million - including a $112,000 donation from TDCJ employees - for charitable organizations.


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