DIR 2012/13 Sunset Review
In Texas state government, the Sunset process is the regular assessment of the need for each state agency and its operations. Through this process, the state seeks to identify and eliminate waste, duplication, and inefficiency in government agencies. A 12-member Sunset Advisory Commission reviews the policies and programs of more than 150 state agencies and questions the need for each agency; looks for duplication of other public services or programs; and considers changes to improve each agency's operations and activities. Agencies under Sunset typically undergo review once every twelve years.
While DIR went through the Sunset process in FY2011 during the 82nd legislative session, a gubernatorial veto of the Sunset Bill (HB 2499) resulted in another Sunset review scheduled for FY2013. The Self-Evaluation Report (SER) is considered the “kick-off” to an agency’s Sunset review. As a mandated report, the SER requires responses to specific questions and allows the agency to make additional comments.
DIR submitted its Self-Evaluation Report to the Sunset Advisory Commission on November 1, 2011. The Commission began its review of DIR in August 2012, and has tentatively scheduled the first public hearing on DIR for December 19, 2012. The Commission's decision for DIR is expected at its January 9, 2013 meeting.
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