In this issue
Holiday greetings and accolades from the Chairman
With 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.
CJAD improves strategic planning for CSCDs
TDCJ’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
Tax 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.
ERS revs up savings with new Commuter Spending Accounts
Beginning 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.
TDCJ employees give back
Many 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.