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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.

On-line access to information available to TDCJ HealthSelect members

There is an easy and secure way to manage your health information on-line. Blue Access for HealthSelect members provides a variety of options to help you. With Blue Access, you can review the status of your current claim as well as 12 months of claims history, and sign up to be notified by e-mail each time your claim has been finalized. You can see who is covered under your plan, review your Primary Care Physician selection and request a new or temporary ID card. While you are on-line, you can review your Explanation of Benefit Statements and print any copies you wish to keep on file. Blue Access gives you the means to find information and make decisions regarding your health care. Whether you want to find a provider, decide on a hospital or obtain general health information, Blue Access is there to help. To gain instant access, set up your secure password and login today by visiting the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas web-site at www.bcbstx.com.

Source: Blue Cross and Blue Shield

by Human Resources
Employee Services-Staff Development

Did you know that you can browse the available classes in the Training Database without going through Personnel Payroll System?

Any employee that has access to the mainframe can browse the available classes in the Training Database.

On a blank screen, type TRCL and press Enter. This will take you to the Training Class List – TRNCLB screen. This screen is a browse-only screen. Type the course number or use any of the available fields that are applicable to your search. If a date is entered, the date must be entered in MMDDYYYY format. Press the Enter key. The system will return all available classes for the information that you entered. ps o Staff Development n the Training Database in upcoming issue

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