TSLAC Sunset Staff Report Released

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The Sunset Commission staff has issued its report on the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The report is available online. The Staff Report lists four primary issues, including finding that the State has a continuing need for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and recommending its continuance for another 12 years, and recommends no organizational changes.

Other findings relate long-term planning for state archival records, working with legislative office on the disposition of legislator records, reviewing the state’s records retention schedule, and updating library grant review practices.

The Sunset Commission will hear these findings as well as public testimony and a formal response from the agency at a hearing that will be conducted on August 29 or August 30. TLA will submit comments and provide testimony at the hearing.

If you would like to comment on this report, please include the following elements:

  • Your position in support or opposition for each recommendation in the staff report
  • A clear, brief statement of suggested changes, if any, to these recommendations
  • A clear, concise summary of any new issues or recommendations not included in the report that you would like the Sunset Commission to consider

If you submit your response by Thursday, August 2, Commission staff will provide the information to Sunset Commission members before the public hearing.  Comments received in response to a staff report are considered public records, and will be posted on the Sunset website and released to the public upon request.

The Sunset process provides a meaningful opportunity for all agencies to examine current practices and look to the future. The Sunset process focuses on areas for continued improvement and strategies for increasing an agency’s ability to meet its mandate.

Created on Jul 24, 2018 | Last updated July 24, 2018