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Welcome to the TDCJ Wellness Initiative Now

Wellness Initiative Now is the wellness program for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. It was implemented to promote personal well-being, fitness, and nutrition for all TDCJ employees.

Employees are granted eight hours of administrative leave, for one annual physical.

2020 Get Fit Texas Challenge

As part of the agency’s mission to improve health and personal well-being in Texas, the Department of State Health Services, as well as the Employees Retirement System, will host the 2020 Get Fit Texas (GFT) State Agency Physical Activity Challenge. The purpose of this event is to encourage all state employees to be physically active for at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week for ten weeks.  Employees must complete the minimum recommended level of physical activity (i.e., 150 minutes per week) for all ten weeks. The agency with the highest percentage of employees completing the program will be designated as the fittest state agency in Texas.

Mr. Collier has authorized eight hours of administrative leave for full time employees and four hours for part time employees who successfully complete all 10 weeks of the GFT challenge.  The Get Fit website will indicate that you can print out your completion certificate after six weeks, however, you will not receive the eight/four hours of administrative leave if you do not complete all 10 weeks.

The 2020 challenge will begin on January 20, 2020 and end on March 29, 2020.  All employees can use the GFT free online activity tracking tool to monitor their progress during the challenge, and it will allow employees to keep a record of their GFT physical activity to help stay motivated, accountable, and committed to an exercise routine.

Participation is simple. You can register for the challenge beginning January 13, 2020, using the State Agency Challenge tab and follow the instructions to create a free 2020 profile on the Get Fit Texas website (https://getfittexas.org).  Once the program kicks off on January 20th, you log into the State Agency Challenge tracking system and report your physical activity online. You will need to submit your points every Monday. You may register and record your physical activities from your work computer, and for those employees who do not have internet access at work you may use your personal computer, public internet access, smart phone, IPad, or any other available access to the internet to register and record your physical activity.  Be sure to use your name as listed on the TDCJ Payroll and choose TDCJ as your state agency when creating your profile so that you will be counted as part of TDCJ’s team.  All participants must be registered by January 20, 2020.   Once registered, the State Agency Challenge software allows you to record your daily physical activity, view your exercise history, and take part in any challenges offered. 

As part of the agency’s mission to improve health and personal well-being in Texas, the Department of State Health Services, as well as the Employees Retirement System, will host the 2020 Get Fit Texas (GFT) State Agency Physical Activity Challenge. The purpose of this event is to encourage all state employees to be physically active for at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week for ten weeks.  Employees must complete the minimum recommended level of physical activity (i.e., 150 minutes per week) for all ten weeks. The agency with the highest percentage of employees completing the program will be designated as the fittest state agency in Texas.

Mr. Collier has authorized eight hours of administrative leave for full time employees and four hours for part time employees who successfully complete all 10 weeks of the GFT challenge.  The Get Fit website will indicate that you can print out your completion certificate after six weeks, however, you will not receive the eight/four hours of administrative leave if you do not complete all 10 weeks.

The 2020 challenge will begin on January 20, 2020 and end on March 29, 2020.  All employees can use the GFT free online activity tracking tool to monitor their progress during the challenge, and it will allow employees to keep a record of their GFT physical activity to help stay motivated, accountable, and committed to an exercise routine.

Participation is simple. You can register for the challenge beginning January 13, 2020, using the State Agency Challenge tab and follow the instructions to create a free 2020 profile on the Get Fit Texas website (https://getfittexas.org).  Once the program kicks off on January 20th, you log into the State Agency Challenge tracking system and report your physical activity online. You will need to submit your points every Monday. You may register and record your physical activities from your work computer, and for those employees who do not have internet access at work you may use your personal computer, public internet access, smart phone, IPad, or any other available access to the internet to register and record your physical activity.  Be sure to use your name as listed on the TDCJ Payroll and choose TDCJ as your state agency when creating your profile so that you will be counted as part of TDCJ’s team.  All participants must be registered by January 20, 2020.   Once registered, the State Agency Challenge software allows you to record your daily physical activity, view your exercise history, and take part in any challenges offered. 

If you have questions, you may contact me by phone at 936-437-4160, by mainframe email at LH00017, or by Outlook email at heidi.leonard@tdcj.texas.gov; Emily Gough at 936-437-4161, by mainframe email at GE00085, or by Outlook email at emily.gough@tdcj.texas.gov; or Angie Park at 936-437-4051, by mainframe email at  APA7925, or by Outlook email at angelia.park@tdcj.texas.gov.

Visit https://getfittexas.org for additional information and enrollment procedures.  Let’s make TDCJ the “Fittest State Agency in Texas.”

 

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Page updated: 01/13/2020