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Executive Director's Recruiting Award

Recruit a CO and Earn Administrative Leave

Current full-time employees are eligible for the Executive Director’s Recruiting Award. The award includes a certificate of recognition, a $100 gift card, and eight hours of administrative leave.  In order for the referring TDCJ employee to receive the recruiting award, the newly hired CO shall remain employed at the designated bonus unit for at least six complete calendar months.  The maximum number of recruiting awards an employee may receive per fiscal year is 10 gift cards, worth $1,000, and 80 hours of administrative leave.  Administrative leave will expire one calendar year from the date it was issued.

Referring TDCJ employees may choose from the following gift card options:  Walmart, Target, HEB, Kroger, Shell, Exxon, Academy, or Amazon.  The value of the gift card is considered taxable income.  The referring employee must be employed to receive the recruiting award.

Three Easy Steps

  1. Convince a relative or friend to apply for a Correctional Officer position.

  2. Complete and sign Correctional Officer Applicant Referral form.

  3. Have the applicant complete the Applicant Information section and submit the referral form with his/her application, or can present the referral form at the time of interview.

To receive this award, the Correctional Officer Applicant Referral form (PERS 415) must be completed and signed by both the applicant and TDCJ employee. This form must be included with the application when the applicant reports for the CO Pre-employment test.

View the list of current bonus units.

Download the Form

Correctional Officer Applicant Referral, PERS 415

PERS 415 (PDF)

PERS 415 (Word)

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Page updated: 02/21/2020