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Internal Auditing, a tool to enhance TDCJ operations

winhdam school district graphicInternal auditing is a tool to help organizations succeed. By measuring and evaluating operations, internal auditors provide independent assurances that work is running smoothly.

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Changes to state employee compensation and benefits
take affect September 1

flag & tdcj seal graphicThe actions of the 83rd Texas Legislature had a positive impact on compensation and retirement benefits for current Texas Department of Criminal Justice employees, improving the long-term fiscal stability of the employee retirement program and increasing compensation for state employees.

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State Employee Charitable Campaign begins September 1

texas capitol graphicThe 19th annual State Employee Charitable Campaign runs from September to the end of October, and participation is open to all state and higher education employees.

 

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Plan for hurricanes before they strike

TDCJ General Counsel Sharon Howell photoIn August of this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted an above normal, and possibly very active, 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. This year's season has already produced four named storms, and the peak of the season, from mid-August through October, has arrived.

 

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Free PACT conference aims to educate public,
volunteers and advocates

April Zamora Director of RID photoPublic Awareness - Corrections Today (PACT) is a free public information conference presented by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), and coordinated by the TDCJ Ombudsman Program.


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Information Technology's Information Resource Security Program

ERS booklets graphicAs one of the largest agencies in the state, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice relies on a published set of policy statements to operate efficiently and in accordance with the law. Some important information regarding security and computer-use policies can be found in the Information Resource Security Program.

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OIG officers receive special forensic training

Polunsky award ceremony photoSolving crimes which occur behind prison walls takes dedicated effort and specialized investigation skills.To help Office of Inspector General (OIG) officers enhance these skills, 10 OIG investigators from across the state recently participated in specialized forensic training on a range of subjects.

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July/August 2013
Volume 20 Issue 6

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