TDCJ employees may receive up to 5 working days in a fiscal year for bone marrow donors; up to 30 working days in a fiscal year for organ donors; and sufficient time off 4 times in a fiscal year for blood donators (September – August).
Administrative Leave-Continuing Education
TDCJ full-time employees may be granted up to 8 hours administrative leave for completion of 12 hours of course credits from an accredited college or university within the past 12 months with a minimum 3.0 grade points in each course.
Assistance Dog Training
TDCJ employees may receive up to 10 workdays per fiscal year for assistance dog training.
TDCJ employees may receive up to three workdays paid leave when a death occurs in the employee’s immediate family. These workdays need not be consecutive. Days identified for such use require approval.
Family Medical Leave
TDCJ employees may receive up to 12 workweeks paid or unpaid based on leave accruals for family medical leave. Qualifying employees must have 12 months of State service and must have physically worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 month period preceding the requested leave period.
(Up to 26 workweeks to care for a family member who is a covered service member and who is recovering from a serious illness or injury sustained in the line of duty.)
TDCJ employees are eligible for leave with pay during jury service.
TDCJ employees may receive up to 15 workdays (120 hours) per Federal fiscal year when called to active duty for training (October 1 – September 30). Part-time employees may receive up to 15 workdays (60 hours) per Federal fiscal year when called to active duty for training.
Red Cross Volunteer
TDCJ employees may receive up to 10 workdays per fiscal year to serve as a Red Cross volunteer.
State Volunteer Firefighter and Emergency Medical Services Training
TDCJ employees may receive up to 5 workdays per fiscal year to attend firefighter or emergency medical services training conducted by State agencies or to respond to a fire or medical emergency.
State or Federally Authorized Urban Search and Rescue Team
Up to 15 eight-hour workdays per Federal fiscal year to engage in authorized training or duty authorized by proper authority.
For additional information about these and other paid leave, please see PD-46, Medical and Parental Leave; PD-49, Leaves Other than Medical and Parental; and PD-76, Employment and Reemployment of Members of the Uniformed Services.