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$4,000 Recruiting Bonus for New Correctional Officers

Bonus Eligible Units

  • Allred$2,000 Recruiting Bonus for New COs at Select Units
  • Beto
  • Clements
  • Coffield
  • Connally
  • Dalhart
  • Daniel
  • Eastham
  • Ferguson
  • Gist
  • Hobby
  • Jordan
  • LeBlanc
  • Lewis
  • McConnell
  • Michael
  • Neal
  • Polunsky
  • Powledge
  • Roach
  • Robertson
  • Smith
  • Stiles
  • Telford
  • Wallace

View the map for the current bonus eligible units.

Who is eligible to sign a Bonus Contract?

  • Full-time COs who were newly hired or graduated from the academy on or after September 27, 2017,

  • TDCJ retirees who rehired as full-time CO after 90 calendar days of retirement from TDCJ, or

  • TDCJ former employees rehired as full-time COs after one year of separation from TDCJ.

What are the terms?

  • You must be eligible to receive the recruitment bonus.

  • You must sign a contract agreeing to work at an understaffed correctional facility for one year from the date of bonus payment.

  • You must repay the bonus in-full or partially if employment with TDCJ ends before one year from the date of bonus payment.

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Page update: 02/02/2018