TSLAC’s Turn

State agencies in Texas are required to undergo an agency wide assessment and review every 12 years. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s turn is in 2019. To prepare for the review TSLAC will conduct a self assessment this year. Part of this process is to get feedback from our stakeholders and constituents. If you’re reading this blog post, guess what that makes you…

So to make sure your voice is heard I want to invite you to share your thoughts and suggestions about the State and Local Records Management Program. But wait, there’s more! If you have or still interact with other divisions in the agency feel free to provide feedback on those areas as well.

Please take a few minutes to complete our SUNSET REVIEW SURVEY.

Survey areas include:

  • State Archives and Information Services
  • Regional Historical Resource Depository Program
  • Library and Resource Sharing
  • State and Local Records Management
  • Talking Book Program

For those that might be curious here’s a little bit about the Texas Sunset Review process:

The Sunset Review is the legislative process by which the State examines an agency, its functions, and rationale for continuation. The Sunset Act requires the Sunset Commission determine if an agency should be continued, how its work can be strengthened, and how the agency can be positioned to fulfill its mission in the coming years.

The Commission can recommend two types of actions: statutory changes to alter the state laws that govern a particular agency; or management changes, which direct the agency to change its rules or internal policies under existing authority. The Sunset Commission does not make recommendations on funding for the agency or its programs.

General information about the Sunset Process can be found on our website.

Thank you, in advance, for your participation in this process. Your input is essential for us to be able to provide a comprehensive assessment of our operations to the Sunset Commission. I look forward to seeing your feedback.