Wednesday, April 07, 2010
TYC eliminating employee positions at two, soon-to-be-closed units
TYC had already announced it would close the West Texas State School in Pyote as well as the Victory Field Correctional Academy in Vernon this August, but they're eliminating all employee positions there as of June 1. TYC executive director Cherie Townsend sent out this letter on Monday notifying employees of the move. "This is in accordance with our planned closure schedule and is not a part of our 5 percent reduction plan provided to the LBB and Governor’s Office in February." What's more, "All affected employees are being offered the opportunity to transfer to vacant positions at other TYC institutions. The agency currently has a hiring freeze in place to better accommodate staff wishing to transfer. We should know by next week which employees will transfer and where they wish to go."