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Plagued by staffing shortages, Texas prisons bump up officer starting salaries 12 percent
Posted by ex-tdcj on February 3, 2018, 4:31 pm
A raise for only the new boots? Like always, the dedicated, loyal employees get nothing. Ag, maintenance and some other departments are staffed at 1/3 of the needed personnel. Maintenance for example, is a vital departments in TDCJ. Maintenance is responsible for keeping the electricity, water and heat functional in the units. How can the maintenance department personnel keep up on their job while running around and cover all of these open positions. 2 people covering 7 jobs is unsustainable. Huntsville will end up forcing those hardworking employees to leave, cause TDCJ burnt them up. Then who will keep the electricity on? No electricity, no secured facilities. Don't worry about the ungrateful, unmotivated new boots. They don't deserve raises, Ag and Maintenance do Huntsville..