New Advisory Council on Ethics brochure encourages TDCJ employees to do what is right
"Ethics: Knowing what is right versus Doing what is right” is the title of the new Advisory Council on Ethics (ACE) brochure. The brochure can be downloaded from the Internet by going to the ACE web page and clicking on the ACE brochure link. The ACE is tasked with increasing employee awareness of ethical issues that arise in the agency and supporting personal and professional integrity. With the backing of the executive administration, we hope to get our message to each agency employee.
Those who have worked on the ACE Council have learned a great deal about professional integrity. The members of the Council are representative of correctional and non-correctional personnel. By meeting Council members from other divisions and geographical locations, much is learned about the diversity of this agency. Each member brings a different perspective to each ACE meeting, and each member of the Council has voiced his or her commitment to the integrity of the agency. It is by listening to these perspectives that members have learned the importance of personal involvement in the criminal justice profession.
This year, as current ACE member’s terms expire, employees are encouraged to apply for a membership on the Council. Anyone interested in joining ACE may download an application from the web page or contact the office of the deputy executive director (936-437-6232) for more information or an application for membership. A listing of Council members is posted on the TDCJ web page under Advisory Council on Ethics.
Each TDCJ employee is encouraged to read the new ACE brochure. Requests for opinions can be directed to ACE through Carrie Beaty in the deputy executive director’s office or requests can be e-mailed to ethics_ace on the TDCJ mainframe. An ACE member can also join your division or department meeting to provide training on ethics; contact the office of the deputy executive director for more information.