In this issue
New telephone hotline helps prevent, resolve visitation problems
TDCJ's Administrative Review and Risk Management Division’s Ombudsman Office has established a telephone hotline, open weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and attended by an ARRM Ombudsman representative who can answer the public's questions about the agency's visitation policies.
Veterans employment initiatives help increase CO hires
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has a long history of supporting our veterans and the agency continues to offer many benefits to employees who have served in our nation’s armed forces. This commitment includes providing veterans with information and assistance to complete the application process and ease the transition from the military to employment with TDCJ.
O’Hare named CID Region I director
In September, Tony O'Hare was appointed director for TDCJ's Correctional Institutions Division's Region I office, which includes the Huntsville area.
Barber named CID Region II director
In September, Matt Barber was named director for TDCJ's Correctional Institutions Division's Region II office, which includes Northeast Texas.
Nelson named CID Region VI director
Melodye Nelson was named director of TDCJ's Correctional Institutions Division Region VI office, which includes Central Texas, effective September 1.
Gaddis appointed deputy director for Parole Division Support Operations
Kerry Gaddis was named deputy director of Support Operations for TDCJ's Parole Division, effective September 1. In his new position, Gaddis will be responsible for operational oversight of Parole's Review and Release Processing section, the Warrants section and the Central Coordination Unit.
Spyware: information security’s invisible enemy
In the context of information security, spyware means any software that monitors your computer activity, such as your internet usage, without your knowledge. At TDCJ, spyware can be a serious threat to purchasing and contract details, vendor contact information, employee identity information and criminal history information.