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Texas Payroll/Personnel Resource

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Agency-Specific Provisions
Hardship Station Incentives


The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is authorized to designate 40 hardship stations across the state, based on excessive vacancies in the Texas Highway Patrol Division. Commissioned peace officers may receive incentives for accepting positions at these posts.

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Eligibility Criteria

DPS is responsible for determining the criteria for hardship stations, including:

  • Locations that qualify as hardship stations
  • Employees who are eligible for the incentive
  • The incentive amount

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Additional Resources

To learn more about entering this special pay, see Chapter 10 “Special Pays” of the USPS Process Guide.

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General Appropriations Act, Rider 22 in the appropriations to the Department of Public Safety.