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Holiday greetings and accolades from the Chairman

Dale Wainwright, TBCJ ChairmanWith the holiday season upon us, I want to take this opportunity to urge each employee of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to take some time to relax and enjoy the holidays with your family and friends. You should be proud of your accomplishments of the past year; your hard work has built a strong positive reputation.

TDCJ installs additional comprehensive video surveillance systems

image of security camerasInstallation of comprehensive video surveillance systems at three TDCJ correctional facilities is nearing completion, further enhancing security as well as staff, visitor and offender safety.

CJAD improves strategic planning for CSCDs

TDCJ Human Resources Recruiter Renee Langston discusses employment options with a lieutenant stationed at Ft. Hood Army baseTDCJ’s Community Justice Assistance Division is currently implementing a new strategic planning process with improved community corrections data management, which will allow community supervision and corrections departments to better utilize their limited resources to support their offender population.

W-2, 1095 tax forms scheduled for distribution

Photo of tax forms and a pencilTax preparation time is here and, in addition to the standard W-2 wage and salary information form used to report income and withholdings, taxpayers will use 1095 forms to report that they and their tax dependents had medical insurance coverage during the previous year or to claim the premium tax credit.

TDCJ employees set record with more than $1 million
in 2015 SECC donations

The 2015 State Employee Charitable Campaign results are in, and TDCJ employees have set a new record for charitable fundraising within the agency.

SECC logo banner, reading 'think with your heart...GIVE'

Chairman’s Fitness Challenge 2016: first-quarter results

Clipart of people jogging and exercisingThe first-quarter challenge, which ran from October to November, was a great success. Participating employees collectively accumulated 19,428,473 points. These are terrific results!

TDCJ reaffirms zero tolerance for discrimination,
sexual harassment

image of road sign reading: zero toleranceThe Texas Department of Criminal Justice has a zero tolerance policy for all forms of unlawful discrimination, to include sexual harassment.

ERS revs up savings with new Commuter Spending Accounts

image of people riding in a vanpoolBeginning in 2016, some Texas state employees will be able to use the Employees Retirement System’s new Commuter Spending Account program, saving money by setting aside pre-tax salary funds to pay for eligible parking and transit expenses.

Dealing with holiday stress? Call Employee Assistance for help

image of a desk calendar showing December with credit cards and a bill laying on itThe Employee Assistance Program is a TDCJ work benefit which can help employees and their families deal with any negative emotions and stress during the holiday season.

TDCJ employees give back

clipart of a wrapped giftMany TDCJ employees throughout the agency participated in clothing, gift and food drives during the holiday season. Click here to see a video highlighting a few of the events that were held at various units and offices across the state.

 

November/December 2015
Volume 23 Issue 2

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