77R8718 GWK-F By Ellis H.B. No. 2247 Substitute the following for H.B. No. 2247: By Haggerty C.S.H.B. No. 2247 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to establishing an exit interview process for employees of 1-3 the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal 1-4 Justice. 1-5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-6 SECTION 1. Chapter 493, Government Code, is amended by adding 1-7 Section 493.0071 to read as follows: 1-8 Sec. 493.0071. EMPLOYEE EXIT INTERVIEWS. (a) The department 1-9 shall adopt a policy that provides for an exit interview of each 1-10 institutional division employee who terminates employment with the 1-11 department. Employee participation in the interview process is 1-12 voluntary, and the department is not required to conduct an exit 1-13 interview of an employee who is terminated against the employee's 1-14 will. 1-15 (b) The department shall encourage the employee to state in 1-16 the employee's own words the reasons for which the employee is 1-17 terminating employment. 1-18 (c) The department shall analyze responses to interviews 1-19 conducted under this section on the basis of the responding 1-20 employees' age, gender, race or ethnicity, years of service, rank, 1-21 and duty locations. 1-22 SECTION 2. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice shall 1-23 adopt an exit interview policy, as required by Section 493.0071, 1-24 Government Code, as added by this Act, not later than October 1, 2-1 2001, and shall offer each employee who terminates employment with 2-2 the department on or after that date an opportunity to participate 2-3 in the interview. 2-4 SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2001.