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Executive Administrative Services

Chief of Staff

Jason Clark, Chief of Staff
Jason Clark
Chief of Staff


Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Chief of Staff
PO Box 99
Huntsville, TX 77342
Phone: (936) 437-6726
Fax: (936) 437-6299

What We Do

The Office of the Chief of Staff has oversight of the Emergency Action Center, Executive Services, Governmental Affairs, Communications, and Records Management, and is responsible for providing administrative support to the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director.

Governmental Affairs

Governmental Affairs works with agency divisions and departments to ensure that all relevant legislation passed by the Texas legislature is implemented in a timely fashion and coordinates with legislative commmittees to assist in supplying departmental statistics and resource information for committee members. This section also assists in the coordination of special projects and in the response to inquiries about TDCJ from legislative and executive offices.


Communications provides audiovisual, meeting support, and publication services to the agency and the Board of Criminal Justice.

Audiovisual services include production of training, recruitment, and informational videos as well as digital image processing, printing, and archiving. Meeting support services include audio recording, public address and presentation technology support. Publication services include composition, design and layout of the agency’s bimonthly newsletter Criminal Justice Connections, the TDCJ Annual Review, and the TDCJ Phone and Address Directory.

Records Management

The Records Management Department provides research, insight, and recommendations for achieving efficiencies and consolidation of offender records. This department also provides governance, support, and policy structure for all agency records; initiates and manages recordkeeping projects; and provides quality assurance reviews. Records Management also monitors records retention and publishes the TDCJ Records Retention Schedule.