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Sunset Commission Staff Report: Department of Aging and Disability Services

Description: Report from the Sunset Advisory Commission regarding the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, including background information, issues and recommendations, and supplementary documentation.
Date: May 2014
Creator: Trost, Amy; Creel, Matt; Hricik, Kay; Ninaud, Christian; Wilk, Skylar; Roberson, Dawn et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sunset Commission Staff Report: Texas Education Agency

Description: Report from the Sunset Advisory Commission regarding the Texas Education Agency (TEA), including background information, issues and recommendations, and supplementary documentation. It includes topics on: further oversight, managing public involvement, private driver training industry, outdated statutory provisions, annexation of school districts, board for educator certification, regulation of educator preparation, and the TEA's continued need.
Date: October 2014
Creator: Latta, Karen; Wilk, Skylar; Roberson, Dawn & McKay, Ginny
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sunset Commission Staff Report: Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

Description: Report from the Sunset Advisory Commission regarding the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, including background information, issues and recommendations, and supplementary documentation.
Date: May 2014
Creator: Latta, Karen; Holley-Hurt, Carrie; Shurtleff, Sean; Hartley, Cee & McKay, Ginny
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sunset Commission Staff Study: Self-Directed Semi-Independent Status of State Agencies

Description: Report from the Sunset Commission regarding a study on self-directed semi-independent (SDSI) status for selected state agencies. It includes an overview and the study results, titled "The Lack of a Comprehensive and Consistent Approach to Self-Directed Semi-Independent State Agency Oversight Creates Risks for the State."
Date: October 2014
Creator: Ogle, Steven; Ninaud, Christian; Wood, Janet & Jones, Jennifer
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sunset Commission Staff Report: State Office of Administrative Hearings

Description: Report from the Sunset Advisory Commission regarding the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH), including background information, issues and recommendations, and supplementary documentation. It offers recommendations on topics including: proper funding, organizational flexibility, greater independence over contested tax case hearing oversight, administrative license revocations hearings, authority to informally dispose of default cases, and access to quality information on the agency hearing process.
Date: November 2014
Creator: Beverly, Eric; Shurtleff, Sean; Simmons, Joel; Wood, Janet & Jones, Jennifer
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sunset Commission Staff Report: University Interscholastic League

Description: This is a report done by the Sunset Advisory Commission on the University Interscholastic League (UIL). The report is designed to provide recommendations over issues found by review. Such issues found on UIL are a lack of statutory basis for programs, hearing processes don not ensure consistent treatment, there is no longer a need for the interscholastic league advisory council, and the need and effectiveness of the State's Steroid Testing Program.
Date: May 2014
Creator: Johnson, Emily; Ogle, Steven; Roberson, Dawn & Jones, Jennifer
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sunset Commission Staff Report: [Texas Disability-Related Agencies]

Description: Report from the Sunset Advisory Commission regarding the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, and the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities. It includes background information, issues and recommendations, and supplementary documentation.
Date: October 2014
Creator: Fajardo, Erick; Holley-Hurt, Carrie; Nash, Carissa; Hartley, Cee & Jones, Jennifer
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sunset Commission Staff Report: Department of Family and Protective Services

Description: Report from the Sunset Advisory Commission regarding the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, including background information, issues and recommendations, and supplementary documentation.
Date: May 2014
Creator: Tripp, Amy; Nash, Carissa; Rencher, Faye; Simmons, Joel; Wood, Janet & Walraven, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sunset Commission Staff Report: Health and Human Services Commission

Description: Report from the Sunset Advisory Commission regarding the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and HHSC System Issues, including background information, issues and recommendations, and supplementary documentation. Issues include more efficient services, incomplete/fragmented centralization, fragmented provider enrollment, quality of health care, NorthSTAR's outdated approach, poor management, and an uncoordinated approach to webtools.
Date: October 2014
Creator: Kirkle, Sarah; Spock, Karl; Allensworth, Anne; Holley-Hurt, Carrie; Nasr, Danielle; Reed, Joey et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sunset Commission Staff Report: Texas Workforce Commission and Investment Council

Description: Report from the Sunset Advisory Commission regarding the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Workforce Investment Council, including background information, issues and recommendations, and supplementary documentation.
Date: November 2014
Creator: Rencher, Faye; Creel, Matt; Graham, Drew; Hricik, Kay; Johnson, Emily; Tripp, Amy et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department