Tuesday, January 8, 2013
After staff hardship, Mandatory overtime at McConnell now said to be only voluntary
We have recently learned that TDCJ has now classified it's overtime situation at the Beeville McConnell unit as voluntary only. The Backgate covered the issue several times over the past few months where employees from several regions were mandated to travel long hours and work mandatory overtime on their regular days off. Some traveled up to 4 hours from their home units to make the trip, and many employees were disciplined for refusing to go. After what we believe to have been the media coverage and outside pressure, the TDCJ dropped the mandatory requirement and have been recruiting volunteers from all over the state. Whatever the case, it's a great thing for the employees and their safety.
To see those stories we covered over the past few months regarding McConnell and staffing woes there just type in key word "McConnell" in our search box.