Executive Administrative Services
Chief of Staff
The chief responsibility of Governmental Affairs is ensuring that the agency implements, in a timely fashion, all relevant legislation passed by the Texas legislature. During the 82nd Legislative Session (2011) approximately 110 bills passed that directly or indirectly affected the agency. Governmental Affairs also coordinates with legislative committees to assist in supplying departmental statistics and resource information for committee members; identifies the proper agency personnel needed for specific committee meeting agendas; assists the Chief of Staff in the coordination of special projects; and responds to inquiries from various legislative and executive branch offices concerning the agency.