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Focus on TDCJ Human Resources

Tom Fordyce, TBCJ MemberThe Human Resources Division continually strives to improve processes and implement new initiatives to meet the staffing needs of the agency and fulfill the human resources needs of all agency employees.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive Director
Brad Livingston retires in August

TDCJ executive director brad livingstonAfter 19 years with TDCJ, Executive Director Brad Livingston spoke about his career and what the future might hold for him and the agency.

Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week begins July 17

american probation and parole association 2016 logo for pretrial, probation and parole supervision week. 'the future of justice reinvestment'During the annual Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week, beginning July 17, TDCJ honors the parole and probation officers whose work is vital to successful rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders into society.

Disaster preparedness exercise delivers quick benefits during historic floods

Aerial photo of flood waters surrounding the TDCJ Stringfellow UnitLessons learned from TDCJ's annual disaster response preparation exercise were quickly put to the test by historic Brazos River floods.

Parole Division Director Stuart Jenkins announces retirement

Retiring TDCJ parole division director Stuart Jenkins

Longtime Texas Department of Criminal Justice Parole Division administrator and current director Stuart Jenkins to retire in August.

Thielke named Parole Division director

New TDCJ parole division director Pamela ThielkePamela Thielke has been selected to become director of TDCJ’s Parole Division. TDCJ Executive Director Brad Livingston congratulated Thielke on her promotion saying, “Pam brings strong operational experience and proven leadership to her new position as Parole Division Director.”

ARRM Director Morales to retire in July

Retiring TDCJ administrative review and risk management division director Paul MoralesPaul Morales, director of TDCJ’s Administrative Review and Risk Management Division has announced his retirement. TDCJ Executive Director Brad Livingston congratulated him on his retirement saying, “Paul has provided leadership and strong operational oversight to the agency during his tenure.”

Hirsch named deputy director of CID Prison and Jail Operations

New TDCJ CID deputy director of prison and jail operaionts Billy HirschBilly Hirsch has been named Correctional Institutions Division Deputy Director of Prison and Jail Operations. CID Director Lorie Davis noted, “Mr. Hirsch’s strong operational oversight and vast knowledge of the agency will be an asset in his new position.”

Echessa named deputy director of CID Support Operations

New TDCJ CID deputy director of support operations Leonard EchessaLeonard Echessa has been named Correctional Institutions Division Deputy Director of Support Operations. CID Director Lorie Davis announced the selection saying, "Leonard’s strong leadership qualities, experience and commitment to our overall mission will serve him well in his new role."

ERS Summer Enrollment for TDCJ begins July 11

employees retirement system of texas summer enrollment 2016 banner. Beach scene reading online summer enrollment starting July 11Active TDCJ employees may enroll online in new benefit programs or change their current coverage during the ERS Summer Enrollment beginning July 11.

SHSU/CMIT scholarship winners announced

Photo of Sam Houston State University scholarship recipients and TDCJ employees Misty Dowdell and Adrienne Bailey. Sam Houston State University's College of Criminal Justice, in partnership with the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, has awarded scholarships to TDCJ employees Misty Dowdell, an operational review sergeant at the Holliday Unit in Huntsville, and Adrienne Bailey, a legal assistant support supervisor with the State Counsel for Offenders.

 

May/June 2016
Volume 23 Issue 5

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