Honorable Jerry Madden, Chair, House Committee on Corrections
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB2499 by Gonzalez Toureilles (Relating to a salary career ladder for correctional officers.), As Introduced
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The bill would amend the Government Code by requiring the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to adopt a salary career ladder for correctional officers based on the officer’s classification and years of service with TDCJ. The bill extends the existing correctional officer career ladder to include a correctional officer VI position.
The Department of Criminal Justice estimates the correctional officer salary increases to be $14.9 million annually. The salary increase would include a 4% increase to correctional officers with over ten years of service and would include the necessary salary adjustments to ranking correctional officers to avoid salary compression issues. Approximately 11,000 correctional officers would receive a salary increase of $1,350 annually.
696 Department of Criminal Justice
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