Consultation Labor Management Meetings
February 4, 2013
Rick Thaler, Director
Re: Topics for Discussion at Labor Management Meeting
The Correctional Employee Council would like to submit the following items for Labor Management discussion with you and your Management Staff after TDCJ's Executive Board meeting, January 11, 2013. Toby Tobias and Brian Olsen will be in attendance and we look forward to meeting with you on the following Labor Management Agenda issues.
The next TDCJ Executive Board Meeting is scheduled for April 5, 2013, at the Crown Plaza, Austin, 6121 North I-35, Austin, TX 78752. NOTE: Public comment period is the 2nd and 4th meetings of the year.
1) At the December 18, 2012 Labor Management meeting, it was generally agreed the Agency would provide a copy of TDCJ's Employee Disciplinary Statistics Report ending August 31, 2012, per our request. Not having received this document as yet, would it be provided at the upcoming meeting?
Response by Jan Thornton
TDCJ provided the document to the CEC 7 office on 1-8-13 via FAX.
2) With the explosion of the shale oil boom moving into our area of the state, especially Huntsville to Madisonville and beyond, what impact does the Agency expect regarding Employee Recruitment and, just as important, Current Employee Retentions, as this industry begins to hit its stride?
Response by Rick Thaler
The Agency will be as pro-active as possible when the shale oil boom hits the Huntsville area. We are well aware of the impact it had on the Beeville area.
3) Which units in Region I does the Agency offer the Employee Bonus for placement due to staff shortages?
CEC 7 went online and secured the information from the TDCJ website. There are ten (10) units across the state known as Bonus Eligible Units as of November 15, 2012, and noe are in Region I. They are:
4) Does the Agency anticipate a long-term agreement with UTMB to continue providing TDCJ Inmate Health Care, beyond the current status?
Response by Rick Thaler
There is nothing definitive at this juncture. The current agreement continues through August 31, 2013, and the Legislative Body will be actively involved in making the decision going forward.
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