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Up to $5,000 Recruiting Bonus for New Correctional Officers

$4,000 Bonus Eligible Units

  • BriscoeUp to $5,000 Recruiting Bonus for New COs at Select Units
  • Cotulla
  • Daniel
  • Formby
  • Fort Stockton
  • Garza West
  • Gist
  • Hobby
  • Jordan
  • LeBlanc
  • Lynaugh
  • Powledge
  • Roach
  • Rudd
  • Stevenson
  • Wallace
  • Wheeler

$5,000 Bonus Eligible Units

  • Allred
  • Beto
  • Clemens
  • Clements
  • Coffield
  • Connally
  • Dalhart *
  • Darrington
  • Eastham
  • Ellis
  • Estelle
  • Ferguson
  • Hughes
  • Lewis
  • McConnell
  • Michael
  • Polunsky
  • Robertson
  • Smith
  • Stiles
  • Telford

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 August 16, 2019,

  • 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, or

  • Current non-uniformed TDCJ employees are eligible for the recruiting bonus upon employment into a full-time CO position. If the employee has been in a uniformed position during the last 12 months, the employee is ineligible to enter into a recruitment bonus contract. Additionally, employees who have previously received a recruiting bonus are not eligible to receive an additional bonus.

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: 01/14/2021