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Committee: House General Investigating and Ethics
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Campaign finance and expenditure reports | Charities | Conflicts of interest | Disaster relief | Employee benefits | Ethics Commission, Texas | Federal funds | Financial disclosures | Gifts and donations | Government ethics | Government travel | Hurricane Harvey | Judicial campaigns | Lobbyists | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | State agencies | State employee benefits | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 G286
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [64 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Maintain oversight of federal, state, local, and charitable funds spent in response to Hurricane Harvey. Investigate instances of waste, fraud, or abuse involving such funds. Ensure that the State of Texas is maximizing federal disaster aid.
2. Review conflict of interest laws governing public officers and employees to ensure that such laws are adequate to maintain the public’s confidence in government decision-making. Review personal financial statement requirements to ensure that the public has sufficient information on the private financial interests of public officers.
3. Review criminal penalties under Chapter 305, Government Code (registration of lobbyists) and recommend improvements to maintain the integrity of legislative and administrative processes.
4. Examine the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act and identify opportunities to improve the Act.
5. Review procedures and processes used at the Texas Ethics Commission. Identify ways to resolve complaints more efficiently.
6. Examine employment policies and practices at state agencies relating to the hiring of individuals who were terminated from employment with another state agency for misconduct.
7. Review the implementation of S.B. 73 (85R) relating to leave policies and procedures for state employees.
8. Examine laws and policies regulating travel by state agency officials to ensure that travel expenditures are in the best interest of the state.
9. Investigate the use of state agency resources to participate in trade associations and groups funded by industries regulated by the agency.
10. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature.
Committee: Senate Business and Commerce
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Delinquent taxes | Elder abuse | Electronic security | Employment eligibility verification | Hailstorms | Health insurance | Liens | Medical bill balance billing | Occupational licenses | Prompt payment of insurance claims | Property insurance | Public information | State employees | Texas Windstorm Insurance Association | Undocumented immigrants |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 B963
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [72 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Occupational Licensing: Review all occupations licensed under Texas law to determine the extent to which continued state regulation and licensure is required to protect public health and safety. Examine methods to ensure greater legislative oversight of new regulations, scope, and necessity of certain licenses and make recommendations for state licenses that should be repealed or transitioned to private-sector enforcement.
2. Hail Storm: Monitor the number of lawsuits related to property claims filed as a result of multiple hail storms and weather related events across Texas. Examine negative consumer trends that may result in market disruption such as higher premiums and deductibles, less coverage, non-renewals, and inability to secure coverage due to insurance carrier withdrawal from the state and make recommendations on legislative action needed.
3. Texas Prompt Pay Law: Study the impact of the penalty calculations under the current prompt payment of health care claim laws and regulations, including comparing penalties in other states and late payment penalties in Texas for other lines of insurance. Evaluate whether unregulated billed charges is the appropriate basis for determining penalty amounts and make recommendations for statutory changes, if needed.
4. Cyber-security/Storage: Examine cyber-security efforts undertaken by state entities and study the legal, policy, and privacy implications of the trend toward storage of personal, private, and business confidential information in network attached storage, cloud storage, and other developing data storage options rather than on local devices. Make recommendations on how to best protect Texans’ financial and personal information.
5. Elder Financial Abuse: Study elder financial abuse and determine what steps the State of Texas should take to help protect older Texans from financial exploitation.
6. Property Tax Liens: Examine and make recommendations for necessary changes regarding the collection process of delinquent ad valorem property taxes, including an inquiry into the role that tax lien transfers play in forestalling foreclosure.
7. Monitoring Charge: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce during the 84th Legislature, Regular Session and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the following: 1) State agency participation in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program; 2) Implementation of legislation intended to further protect consumers from the balance billing process; 3) Changes made to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association; 4) The regulation of public insurance adjusters; and 5) The current consent policy for state disclosure of personal data.
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Banks and banking | Economy | Electric meters | Electric utility rates and charges | Electronic security | Emergency management | Fetal rights | Medical ethics | Natural disasters | Organ and tissue donations | Organized labor | Public Utility Commission of Texas | State employees | State government contracts | State purchasing | Telephone service | Undocumented immigrants | Universal Service Fund | Utility service | Water and sewer utilities |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 St29h
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [78 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study if the state's infrastructure is adequately prepared for disasters, whether man-made or natural. Include preparedness assessments of the maintenance and recovery of vital infrastructure such as transportation and utility systems.
2. Examine procedures regarding contract monitoring, compliance, performance evaluation and notification requirements for state contracting procedures. Include recommendations to determine a "best value" for the state and prevent conflicts of interests. Evaluate guidelines regarding the state's participation in contracts funded by grants and suggest methods to ensure the best use of taxpayer funds.
3. Determine if the state has sufficient authority and the tools to ensure continued operation of the state's government and economy under existing budgetary and statutory authority. Make contingency recommendations to prevent collapse in the event of an economic disaster.
4. Study the policies used by research and medical entities to adhere to the highest ethical standards for acquiring human fetal tissue for medical and scientific purposes. Specifically, review compliance to ensure informed consent and that all state and federal laws sufficiently respect the dignity of the human body. Study criteria for which persons have standing when giving consent for the use of fetal remains and to investigate potential violations of state laws regulating organ/tissue donation. Determine whether additional disclosure and reporting requirements are necessary to ensure moral and ethical research practices. Review practices and statutes in other states regarding fetal tissue harvesting.
5. Study support mechanisms for the Small and Rural Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier - Universal Service Fund. Consider alternative funding mechanisms as well as necessary statutory changes to ensure reasonable cost of basic local phone service in high cost, rural areas without expanding the size of the Texas Universal Service Fund.
6. Evaluate the administrative process used to determine utility rates. Consider if sufficient opportunities exist to ensure customer representation. Also determine if additional legislative guidance is needed to ensure public notification and participation.
7. Examine how the Public Utility Commission of Texas, when applicable, and utility providers, whether vertically integrated, privately owned, or municipally owned, can ensure consumer protection regarding metering devices for water, gas, and electricity service. Review recent examples of inaccurate or confusing billings and offer recommendations on appropriate consumer recourse and appeal. In addition, assess utility procedures regarding meter installation.
8. Examine state and local laws applicable to undocumented immigrants throughout the State of Texas and analyze the effects of those laws in conjunction with federal immigration laws and the policies and practices followed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
9. Examine payroll deductions from state or political subdivision employees for the purpose of labor organization membership dues or fees as well as charitable organization and nonprofit contributions. Determine if this process is an appropriate use of public funds.
10. Monitor the impact of major State Affairs legislation passed by the 84th Legislature, including updates regarding recent contracting reforms. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementing of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 81st Legislature
Subjects: Anatomical Board, Texas | Anatomical gifts | Asthma | Disease prevention | Driver Responsibility Program | Emergency management | Emergency medical services | Health care providers | Indigent health care | Medical Board, Texas | Organ and tissue donations | Prescription drugs | State employees | Trauma Facilty/EMS account |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 H349h
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [74 pages  File size: 8,191 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor and evaluate the full array of wellness initiatives undertaken by the State of Texas to include the newly adopted state employee wellness and prevention legislation (HB 1297, 80th Legislature, Regular Session) and a pilot program to encourage health lifestyles, such as smoking cessation within the Medicaid program (SB 10, 80th Legislature, Regular Session) and for state employees. Develop strategies for maximizing potential health benefits and optimizing the return on the State of Texas' investments in wellness. Include a review of other state and private sector programs for employee wellness that result in prevention cost savings.
2. Research issues relating to the Indigent Health Care and Treatment Act (Chapter 61, Health and Safety Code) and related local health care initiatives (Chapter 534, Government Code), and make recommendations to address any imbalance between counties for the provision of health care.
3. Review issues related to federal changes for tamper-resistant prescription pad requirements, and monitor the activity of the Texas Department of Public Safety Controlled Substances Advisory Committee in response to SB 1879, 80th Legislature, Regular Session.
4. Examine issues related to the Texas Anatomical Gift Act (Chapter 692, Health and Safety Code.)
5. Examine the status of asthma in Texas, and make recommendations to prevent asthma and to assist children and adults with asthma to more effectively manage their disease. Develop strategies for decreasing the direct medical and indirect related costs associated with asthma.
6. Examine activities at the Texas Medical Board as they relate to the protection of public health and the practice of medicine, and the status of implementation requirements established by HB 1973, 80th Legislature, Regular Session. The committees should consider any findings by the Texas Sunset Commission. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Appropriations.)
7. Examine the State of Texas' preparedness level to handle a public health emergency. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committees on Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations.)
8. Review the effectiveness of the Driver Responsibility Programs, and provide recommendations for increasing the collection rate of assessed penalties. Provide recommendations for amnesty and incentive programs established by the passage of SB 1723, 80th Legislature, Regular Session. Examine the status of Texas' current statewide trauma system infrastructure and how the system may be optimized to meet future trauma care needs in a rapidly growing state with overburdened emergency rooms. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Transportation.)
9. Study the state's current and long-range need for physicians, dentists, nurses and other allied health and long-term care professionals. Make recommendations regarding strategies related to geographic distribution and barriers to recruitment of high-need professions, especially for primary care providers and long-term care professionals. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committees on Border and International Affairs and Appropriations.)
10. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Veteran Affairs and Military Installations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations report and recommendations to the 81st Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Military bases | Military casualties | Military families | State employees | State purchasing | Veterans | Veterans Commission, Texas | Veterans Land Board | Veterans' health care |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 V641
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [115 pages  File size: 4,666 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine any existing state veteran hiring and procurement preferences and procedures and make recommendations for improving and enhancing these programs to increase efficiencies and maximize funding.
2. Study veteran reintegration issues, including the occurrence of post traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse problems, and domestic violence and other family issues. Make suggestions regarding what the state could do to supplement and enhance related services for veterans and their families, focusing on state military forces veterans and reservists. Include an assessment of the implementation of SB 1058, 80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, relating to reintegration counseling services.
3. Study state services and benefits for injured service members and their families who are recovering from their injuries and rehabilitating in Texas. Make recommendations on how to better serve them.
4. Study the relationships between military installations and the surrounding communities and make recommendations addressing encroachment and quality of life.
5. Examine ways that "The Fund for Veterans Assistance" established by HB 3107, 80th Legislature, Regular Session could be maximized to the benefit of Texas veterans.
6. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Committee, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Focus on the implementation of the Texas Veterans Commission (HB 3426, 80th Legislature, Regular Session) and Texas Veterans Land Board (HB 3140, 80th Legislature, Regular Session) Sunset reviews.
Committee: House Return-to-Work, House Joint
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Joint House Committee on Return-to-Work, House Appropriations Subcommittee, House Committee on Pensions and Investments, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Public retirement systems | Retire/Rehire | State employees | Teacher retirement |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 r314
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [23 pages  File size: 907 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The Joint House Committee on "Return-to-Work" will examine the cost impacts on the state budget and the pension funds of allowing state and certain school district employees to "return-to-work" while receiving retirement benefits. The committee will consider policy issues raised by such action, including differences in current law between state employees and teachers. Specifically consider the practice of "retiring-in-place."
Committee: Senate State Employee Compensation and Benefits, Special
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report and recommendations to the 78th Legislature / Senate Special Committee on State Employee Compensation and Benefits.
Subjects: State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 st29e
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [36 pages  File size: 2,081 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The Committee shall review current employement issues, including, but not limited to, use of the State Classification System, retention of state employees, cost of employee benefits, the use of the optional retirement/benefits program, factors that justify pay differentials, and the furtherance of a merit-based compensation system. The Committee's report shall recommend changes in law and agency/board/commission practices necessary to implement its recommendations.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Appropriations, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Correctional officer salaries | State agencies | State budgets | State employee salaries | State employee turnover | State employees | State government contracts | Tobacco settlement receipts |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 ap65
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [97 pages  File size: 4,308 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Actively monitor through hearings and research the appropriations made by the 76th Legislature, including the disposition of tobacco settlement proceeds.
2. Review practices of state agencies and institutions in salary administration, contract employees, general contracting practices including monitoring the performance of contractors, Year 2000 performance, and attainment of performance goals.
3. Examine trends in pay and turnover in state agencies and institutions with a focus on the most highly paid executive positions and the lowest paid positions, such as correctional officers, human service caseworkers, food service workers, MHMR aides and assistants, and therapist technicians.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: ERS and TRS benefit issues
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Senate Finance Committee / Senate Finance Committee, Interim Subcommittee on ERS and TRS Benefit Issues.
Subjects: Employees Retirement System of Texas | State employees | Teacher Retirement System of Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 f49eb
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 973 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review employee benefit issues facing the Employees Retirement System (ERS) and Teacher Retirement System (TRS). The review shall include, but is not limited to, funding contingencies, projected funding needs of TRS-Care, HMO competition and the cost of providing health plans, and the issues surrounding provision of Optional Retirement System or other alternatives for state employees. The Committee shall coordinate study of this issue with the Committee on State Affairs. The final preparation of the report will be the responsibility of the Finance Committee.
Committee: House General Investigating
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on General Investigating, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Dentists | Education, Texas State Board of | General Services Commission, Texas | Homeland security | Investment managers | Medicaid | Medicaid fraud | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Persons with disabilities | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Risk Management, State Office of | State buildings | State employees | State government contracts | State Preservation Board | Stock investments | Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities | Texas Health Steps Program | Texas State Capitol |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 g286
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [85 pages  File size: 495 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate allegations of excessive use of crowns and other aggressive dental procedures by certain providers in the Medicaid program.
2. Investigate recent actions of the State Board of Education relating to its management of the Permanent School Fund.
3. Review the security resources available to protect state employees and state buildings.
4. Review the program and processes by which disabled workers are afforded priority in certain state procurements, including the roles of the General Services Commission, the Council for Purchasing from People with Disabilities, and the Texas Industries for the Blind and Handicapped.
Committee: House Pensions and Investments
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Pensions and Investments, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Employees Retirement System of Texas | Public retirement systems | Securities Board, State | State employee turnover | State employees | Teacher Retirement System of Texas | Teacher shortages | Texas state comparisons |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 p387
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [79 pages  File size: 162 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the adequacy of the state's monitoring of local retirement systems.
2. Evaluate the pros and cons of defined contribution retirement plans that do not guarantee members any specific level of benefits upon retirement. Plans adopted in other jurisdictions should be considered and compared with Texas' state plans in regard to their ability to provide security to retirees, cost, and fairness to diverse employee groups.
3. Consider a general policy for the state regarding the re-employment of people who have retired under a state retirement plan.
4. Review the need for multiple cash and reduced annuity options such as lump sum and "DROP" plans.
5. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Appropriations, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Appellate courts | High technology | State agencies | State budgets | State employee salaries | State employees | Supreme Court, Texas | Year 2000 computer problem |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 ap65
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [75 pages  File size: 3,496 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Perform a comprehensive evaluation of performance-based budgeting and strategic planning, including costs and benefits. Review the original goals of the programs and assess the extent to which they have met expectations. Report specific achievements that would not have occurred under previous systems. Develop performance measures to evaluate success of the systems.
2. Study the duplication of state services. Compile an inventory of programs in which there is an apparent duplication of state services. Based on the inventory, select specific services for detailed study and recommendations.
3. Review implementation of new job classification plans. Evaluate agency actions in response to new plans. Continue study to improve consistency and equity among agencies and titles while preserving essential management flexibility.
4. Determine whether the methods of funding Texas courts, especially the Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeals, are the most efficient and effective. Evaluate other funding options. Include a review of any benefits achieved by the additional funding provided to the courts for fee collection and enhanced technology.
5. Study opportunities for agencies to use technology to deliver products and services more effectively. Maintain active oversight on the Year 2000 initiative.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Senate Finance Committee : recommendations to the 76th Legislature.
Subjects: Government travel costs | State budgets | State employee salaries | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 f49
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [292 pages  File size: 12,163 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Based upon the work of the Finance Subcommittees, make any necessary recommendations for legislative or state agency action.
2. Review the use of riders in the Appropriations Bill and recommend guidelines to evaluate proposed riders for appropriateness and legality.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee
Subjects: Consultants | State agencies | State agency budgets | State agency mandated reports | State Auditor's Office, Texas | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 f49/75scrs art. 4,5
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 1,392 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Each Finance Subcommittee shall for agencies within its jurisdiction as enumerated in the FY'98-99 Budget (Appropriations Bill, HB 1) report.
2. Evaluate the usefulness of the agencies' performance measures.
3. Analyze the agencies' accuracy in reporting on performance measures.
4. Evaluate agencies' budgets and identify reasons for differences in budget requests and appropriated amounts.
5. Examine the history of agencies' unexpended balances and the causes for those balances.
6. Evaluate agencies' caseload, population or enrollment forecast methods.
7. Monitor agencies' responses to State Auditor reports;
8. Analyze agencies' line-item strategies and determine if they are essential to and reflective of the agencies' missions;
9. Review increases and decreases in the number of agencies' full- or part-time employees and use of consultant/contract individuals; and
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Committee documentation: daily minutes record
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 F49 75
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 28 kb]
Committee: Senate Hopwood, and State Contract and Employment Practices, Special
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 76th Legislature.
Subjects: Affirmative action | Cultural diversity | Hopwood lawsuit | Minority contractors | Minority students | Minority-owned/women-owned businesses | State employees | State government contracts | University admissions |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 h779
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [101 pages  File size: 3,735 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Analyze state and federal legislation, court orders, regulatory opinions, and interpretations regarding access to and participation in higher education, state contracts and state employment. The Committee should monitor the U.S. Department of Education's evaluation of the Texas system of higher education to determine compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
2. Evaluate current state programs, practices and policies in light of the Hopwood opinion to determine compliance with current legal restrictions and effectiveness in achieving intended goals. Also, evaluate the state's equal opportunity provisions regarding contracting with historically underutilized businesses (HUBs) and minority hiring practices to determine compliance with current legal restrictions and effectiveness in achieving intended goals.
3. Make any necessary recommendations to achieve fair and equal access to and participation in higher education, state contracts, and state employment by all Texans, including disadvantaged persons. The Committee should define which, if any, individuals or groups of individuals should be considered "disadvantaged". The recommendations should identify the necessary legal or administrative action by the state to achieve its goals.
4. The Committee should indicate whether its recommendations, or current guidelines relating to fair and equal access to and participation in higher education, state contracts, and state employment, should be placed in general law, agency rules, or riders in the state's General Appropriations Act.
Committee: House Pensions and Investments
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Pensions and Investments, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Employees Retirement System of Texas | Long-term care | Long-term care insurance | State employees | Stock investments |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 p387
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [54 pages  File size: 2,366 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the laws governing investments and investment practices to identify differences among them. Determine the value, if any, of making the laws more consistent with one another.
2. Examine the advantages and disadvantages of offering long-term care programs for state employees and teachers. The programs should be financed entirely by members and should create no additional cost to the state or political subdivisions.
3. Examine the impacts, if any, on the major funds subject to investment restrictions contained in Article IX, section 174 of HB 1, 75th Legislature, Regular Session.
4. Examine the projected funding deficit facing the Employees Retirement System Insurance Program.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Appropriations Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Computers and government | Councils of government | Databases | Overtime pay | State agencies | State agency performance measures | State employee salaries | State employees | University employee salaries | University faculty | Year 2000 computer problem |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 ap65
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [110 pages  File size: 4,996 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct a review of performance-based budgeting and strategic planning, as currently implemented. Review the original goals and theories supporting these processes and assess the extent to which goals have been attained. Develop performance measures to assess future success of the planning and budgeting processes.
2. Review the overall salary and benefit levels of state employees and assess how they compare with the private sector.
3. Review special issues related to state compensation, including merit pay; salary increases for exempt employees; the achievement bonus program; severance pay and "golden parachutes;" non-monetary emoluments such as housing or personal services; and parity in compensation for similar work performed at different agencies.
4. Review the state's means for overseeing the planning and implementation for major information systems by state agencies and institutions. Include a history of the state's efforts to accomplish such oversight. Review major projects that have not met goals, including timeliness and budgets.
5. Review the efficiency of funding numerous local programs through Councils of Governments or other similar intermediary organizations. The Committee should consider the accountability of the state, regional and local entities for funds used for such programs.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Appropriations, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: General Services Commission, Texas | State employee salaries | State employees | State government contracts |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 ap65
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [30 pages  File size: 1,058 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review exempt salary schedules in state agencies, including comparisons of the number of exempt potitions and salary levels among agencies; the effects of removing the exempt salary schedule from the appropriations bill, and recommendation of a method for establishing exempt salaries by future legislatures.
2. Study possible improvements in the state's system for the procurement of goods and services. Consider the procurement study recently completed by the General Services Commission and the Comptroller of Public Accounts.
3. Examine the practices of agencies in awarding employee salary bonuses. Define the goals of bonus programs and make recommendations to assure that such programs conform to goals defined by the legislature.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Texas Legislature / Committee on Appropriations.
Subjects: Class action lawsuits | Higher education | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | State employee salaries | State employees | University budgets | University buildings | University finance |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 ap65
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [63 pages  File size: 2,514 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study and evaluate the role of revenue enhancement programs in institutions of higher education including public/private partnerships, nationwide business activities and privatization of services typically managed by the State.
2. To study the conditions of higher education facilities and the extent of the deferred maintenance problem.
3. To study compliance accomplishments by the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation relative to the lawsuit settlement agreements.
4. To study the state's employee classification system and salary schedule, including the issue of comparable worth, in conjunction with the State Classification Officer of the State Auditor's Office.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 69th Texas Legislature, Texas House of Representatives / Appropriations Committee.
Subjects: Computers and government | Databases | Distributed electricity generation | Electric power plants | Energy conservation | Government travel costs | Health insurance | Job training programs | State agencies | State agency budgets | State budgets | State buildings | State employees | Tuition | University finance | Welfare-to-work |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 ap65
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 1,748 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 2.
2. To investigate the feasibility of having state offices in foreign countries for use of various state agencies, including but not limited to: a. The Department of Agriculture b. The Industrial Commission c. The Tourist Development Agency
3. To review the capital outlay requirements of various facilities operated by the state in order to: a. Determine the need for state-owned floor space in Travis County. b. Set priorities in regards to the capital outlay of all state agencies and institutions.
4. To review state employees group insurance to: a. Determine the most cost effective bidding procedures available to the state. b. Examine alternatives to reducing state costs for the employees' group health insurance program.
5. To have interim oversight of all automated services in state government to: a. Determine the role of automation in state government. b. Research the possibility of coordination of automated services of small state agencies into a Central Automated System.
6. To review the travel policies and the transportation needs of state agencies to: a. Analyze the necessity of travel and the reimbursement policies of state agencies and institutions. b. Consider the feasibility of advanced telecommunication in lieu of travel. c. Explore the feasibility of having a motor pool for all Austin based state agencies. d. Examine the use of TDC in repairing and reconditioning state owned vehicles.
7. To review funding sources and general revenue to determine: a. Policies concerning estimates of local income as an offset to general funding. b. The appropriate policy in the application of indirect cost as it relates to federal and private funding in the method of financing state agencies and institutions. c. The impact of general rider provisions, with particular emphasis of Sec. 67, Art. V, as it relates to proportional funding of selected agencies. d. Review budget and agency policies (including salary, leave, and travel policies) of those agencies whose budgets are not controlled by the General Appropriations Act.
8. To study the possibility of state agencies and institutions developing sources of energy for their own consumption.
9. To conduct a comparative study to determine the most effective means of helping the welfare-unemployed enter the state work force.
10. To review in cooperation with the House Committee on Higher Education in tuitional policies of institutions of higher education as it pertains to exemptions, particularly in payment of tuition of out-of-state students.
11. To review planning and coordination of research by state agencies for the purpose of recommending those changes which will improve effectiveness and utility of the research product. Review shall include, but not be limited to: a. Research funded through state appropriations, federal grants, private grants, and interagency contracts.
12. To review the advantages and disadvantages of annual vs. biennial appropriations.
Committee: House Intergovernmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report of the / Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Border economy | County budgets | County government | Federal government | Firefighters | International trade | Maquiladoras | Police officers | State employees | State Property Tax Board | Tax Assessor Examiners, Board of |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 in8
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [107 pages  File size: 2,913 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 67th Regular Session of the Legislature. In addition, a study should be made of the impact of any federal cuts, and the differences in the operational aspect of the agencies under block vs. categorical grants. Close scrutiny should be given to each agency to ascertain if legislative intent is being carried out in the rules promulgated by the agency and if the rules are feasible and practical in their application. These agencies include: Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations Tax Assessor Examiners State Property Tax Board
2. Examine the concepts and practices of the "twin cities" programs along the border with Mexico to determine the benefit and impact of such programs.
3. Examine the creation and operation of foreign trade zones, their functions, and their effects upon the community. Determine whether their roles should be expanded, and if so, in what manner.
4. Determine the role the state should seek in the "new" systems of Intergovernmental Relations with concentration on block grants, pass throughs, the decline of federal influence and money, and impacts upon local governments.
5. Investigate the current status of civil service in Texas and its impact on public employees.
6. Study the role of county government, its importance, and its financial problems; consider a possible recodification of state laws relating to counties.
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim Report to the 67th Texas Legislature / the Committee on State Affairs.
Subjects: Natural disasters | State employee salaries | State employee turnover | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 st29
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [66 pages  File size: 2,867 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review state personnel policies to determine their impact on turnover rates, benefits, absenteeism, and other related issues, and to compare the policies with those in the private sector.
2. Identify state policies and programs dealing with natural disasters in Texas and determine if these policies and programs have any influence on the quality of available public services.
Committee: House State Employee Productivity, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report to the speaker and members of the House of Representatives / by the Select Committee on State Employee Productivity.
Subjects: State employee turnover | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 em73 1980
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [69 pages  File size: 2,676 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the laws and policies of the state and its agencies that affect the training, education, hiring, classification, performance, and promotion of employees to determine where changes can be made to improve employee effectiveness and productivity. Consideration should be given to such issues as: An assessment of the agency response to the State Employee Training Act of 1969. An examination of expenditures by state agencies for training and education of state employees. Identification of means to establish a coordinated, cost-effective program of training state employees that eliminates duplication of effort. Identification of laws and policies that create barriers to increased productivity and cost-effective delivery of essential services by state employees.
Supporting documents
Committee: House State Employee Productivity, Select
Title: Number of employees and turnover rates
Library Catalog Title: Texas state agencies : [number of employees and turnover rates / submitted to the House Select Committee on Employee Productivity].
Library Call Number: L1836.66 em73t
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Committee: House State Employee Productivity, Select
Title: Summary of the employee attitude survey
Library Catalog Title: Summary of the employee attitude survey / conducted and prepared by the House Select Committee on Employee Productivity.
Library Call Number: L1836.66 em73s 1
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Committee: House State Employee Productivity, Select
Title: Survey of employee productivity
Library Catalog Title: [Survey of employee productivity] / House Select Committee on State Employee Productivity.
Library Call Number: L1836.66 em73sp 1
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Committee: House State Employee Productivity, Select
Title: Survey of employee productivity
Library Catalog Title: [Survey of employee productivity] / House Select Committee on State Employee Productivity.
Library Call Number: L1836.66 em73sp 2
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Committee: House State Employee Productivity, Select
Title: Testimony of Dr. Barry A. Macy
Library Catalog Title: Improving productivity and employees' quality of work life in Texas state agencies : testimony of / Barry A. Macy before the Select Committee on Employee Productivity, Texas House of Representatives.
Library Call Number: L1836.66 em73i
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Committee: House State Employee Productivity, Select
Title: Training needs analysis
Library Catalog Title: Needs analysis process and concepts / provided to the Select Committee on State Productivity by the Industrial Education Department. of the University of Texas at Austin.
Library Call Number: L1836.66 em73n
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Committee: House Labor
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature : report of the Committee on Labor, Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature.
Subjects: Employment agencies | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 L113
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [110 pages  File size: 4,683 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. An evaluation of the effectiveness of state law to regulate the activities of labor agents, including the Department of Labor and Standards' ability to effectively enforce the law.
2. An analysis of the Texas Merit System Council which is under the Texas Employment Commission, focusing on the Council's interpretation and implementation of the Federal Civil Service Commission's regulations.
Committee: House Intergovernmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report : sixty-fifth legislative session / Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Councils of government | Indigent health care | Organized labor | Public retirement systems | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 in8
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [38 pages  File size: 1,541 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study whether is would be beneficial to the citizens of Texas to grant collective bargaining rights to public employee. *
2. Review the purpose and functions of the Councils of Governments. *
3. Study the problem of providing hospital care for non-resident indigents in Texas county hospital districts. *
4. Study the Firemen's and Policemen's Civil Service and Pension Systems. *
Supporting documents
Committee: House Intergovernmental Affairs
Title: Background information for interim committee report.
Library Catalog Title: Background information for interim committee report / House of Representatives, Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 in8b
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Employees
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Legislature and the citizens of Texas from the Appropriations Subcommittee on State Employees.
Subjects: State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 st29
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [39 pages  File size: 1,587 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study state employment issues, including the employee classification system, retirement systems, salary schedules, fringe benefits, working conditions and turnover, *
Supporting documents
Committee: House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Employees
Title: Report for the Subcommittee to Study the State Classification System, Texas House Appropriations Committee, Ray Marshall and Robert W. Glover
Library Catalog Title: Report for the Subcommittee to Study the State Classification System, Texas House Appropriations Committee
Library Call Number: 350.124 T313R
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [25 pages  File size: 1,699 kb]
Committee: Joint Public Employees Study Commission
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Public sector employer-employee relations : final report, December 1, 1974 / Public Employees Study Commission.
Subjects: State employee benefits | State employee salaries | State employee turnover | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p966r
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [67 pages  File size: 3,639 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study employer-employee relationships, to hold public hearings throughout the state in at least five different locations; to review the experience in other states in this field, and to determine the relative merits and hazards of adopting any proposed revision of the present law.
Committee: House State Affairs Subcommittee on State Personnel
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the House State Affairs Subcommittee on State personnel to the Texas Legislature and the citizens of Texas.
Subjects: State employee salaries | State employee turnover | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p432
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [40 pages  File size: 1,746 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the feasibility and desirability of the establishment of an agency of state government empowered to develop uniform personnel policies and rules relating to public employees. Make a complete report including findings and recommendations with drafts of any proposed legislation.
Committee: Senate Personnel Policy
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: State personnel policy : the staff report of the Senate Interim State Personnel Policy Committee.
Subjects: State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.62 p432
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [73 pages  File size: 3,245 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee is directed to make a study of present and alternative policies, merit systems, and civil service regulations of the State of Texas to determine the most equitable, efficient, and effective system for administering the executive branch of the State of Texas, giving special consideration to the needs for standardized methods of wage and salary administration, fair employment practices, employee grievance procedures, promotion and demotion policies, causes for dismissal, and other personnel policies. *
Committee: House State Employee Incentives
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: 62nd Legislature House Interim Committee to Study Employee Incentives, H.S.R. 535.
Subjects: State agencies | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.62 em73
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [10 pages  File size: 287 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the feasibility and desirability of instituting an employee suggestion program for the departments and agencies of state government.
2. Study employee suggestion programs in effect in private industry, in the federal civil service, and in other states, with a view toward determining what type of program might prove workable and desirable in Texas.
Committee: House Employment of War Veterans in State Departments, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to investigate employment of war veterans in state departments
Subjects: State employees | Veterans |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 47th Leg. 4260 (1941)
Session: 47th R.S. (1941)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 89 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make an inquiry as to how many soldiers, sailors, marines, and nurses are employed, and if a Department does not have its full quota ascertain the reason why. Report back to this body as soon as possible.
Committee: House State Departments and Permanent School Fund, Special
Title: Report - State Departments
Library Catalog Title: Reports
Subjects: Agriculture Commissioner | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Barber Examiners, Texas State Board of | Bribery | Campaign funds | Government ethics | Government travel | Insurance Commissioner | Nepotism | State agencies | State employee political activities | State employees | Texas School for the Deaf | Tobacco taxes |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 44th Leg., R.S. 2564 (1935)
Session: 44th R.S. (1935)
Online version: View report [8 pages  File size: 442 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Inquire into the manner in which State funds are expended and the purposes for which State funds are used by any all State departments and institutions; and it shall further be its duty to investigate fully the necessity for making appropriations for the maintenance of each and all of the State departments and institutions, and to that end to inquire into the affairs and activities of governmental departments and institutions of whatever character or kind, as such activities affect or relate to the financial or other welfare of the citizens of Texas.
Committee: Joint Anti-Nepotism, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report and recommendations of the Anti-Nepotism Committee, First called session, 43rd Texas Legislature, 1933-1934
Subjects: Nepotism | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.43 AN87
Session: 43rd R.S. (1933)
Online version: View report [24 pages  File size: 1,072 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Administer oaths and bring before Committee the heads of any department or other witness, without pay, to testify and give information and names of parties holding positions in their respective departments who are related by blood or marriage whether or not they were put on the payroll by other department heads.
Committee: House Selling of State Jobs, Investigate Alleged
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of committee in regard to selling of state positions
Subjects: Bribery | Fraud | State employees |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 43rd Leg., 2nd C.S. 189 (1934)
Session: 43rd R.S. (1933)
Online version: View report [9 pages  File size: 407 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate and inquire into the affairs and activities of Live Stock Sanitary Commission, or any other governmental department of whatever kind or character, of such activities, as to the financial or other welfare of the citizens of Texas.
Committee: Senate Investigation of Expenditures on Capitol and Disloyalty of Certain State Employees
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee Reports with Exhibits
Subjects: Flags | Patriotism | State employees | State government contracts | State purchasing | Texas State Capitol |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., 1st C.S. 382 (1917)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [15 pages  File size: 789 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To investigate expenditures of more that $125,000 in repairs and improvements on the Capitol building that have been expended without written contracts, plans and specifications and without authorization since the Thirty-fourth Legislature adjourned. *
2. To investigate reports that certain employees of the State are so sympathetic to the enemies of our country as to curse the American flag and the those patriots that gave service and lives to our country. *
Committee: House Heads of State Departments, Investigate
Title: Majority Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Special Committee.
Subjects: Campaign contributors | Comptroller of Public Accounts campaigns and elections | State employees |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 27th Leg., 2nd C.S. 50 (1901)
Session: 27th R.S. (1901)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 106 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate whether any State departments have demanded that clerks contribute ten percent of their salaries to the heads of the department and report to the House the findings and recommendations.
Committee: House Heads of State Departments, Investigate
Title: Minority Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Special Committee.
Subjects: Campaign contributors | Comptroller of Public Accounts campaigns and elections | State employees |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 27th Leg., 2nd C.S. 51 (1901)
Session: 27th R.S. (1901)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 146 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate whether any State departments have demanded that clerks contribute ten percent of their salaries to the heads of the department and report to the House the findings and recommendations.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Heads of State Departments, Investigate
Title: Minutes
Library Catalog Title: Report of Special Committee.
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 27th Leg., 2nd C.S. 57 (1901)
Session: 27th R.S. (1901)
Online version: View document [25 pages  File size: 1,584 kb]
Committee: House Education Department, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Privileged report.
Subjects: Education Agency, Texas | State employees |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 25th Leg., 1st C.S. 27 (1897)
Session: 25th R.S. (1897)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 237 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a thorough examination of the duties and responsibilities of each individual clerk employed in each department located at the capital, and make a detailed statement to the House at the earliest moment.
Committee: House Departments of State Government, Investigate
Title: Clerical Forces
Library Catalog Title: Report of special committee to examine the several state departments at Austin.
Subjects: State employees |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 21st Leg., R.S. 730 (1889)
Session: 21st R.S. (1889)
Online version: View report [12 pages  File size: 670 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine the amount of clerical force in each department, with a view of the curtailment of such force.
Committee: House Comptroller and Treasurer's Offices, Select
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Available School Fund, Texas | Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas | Federal funds | Investment of public funds | Military spending | Permanent School Fund, Texas | State employees | Treasury Department, Texas State |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 12th Leg., R.S., 1546 (1871)
Session: 12th 1st C.S. (1870)
Online version: View report [15 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine the office of the Comptroller and the Treasurer.

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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