The Governor’s office is a uniquely entrepreneurial organization of leaders committed to supporting Gov. Abbott’s vision to build a better Texas for future generations. With responsibilities ranging from the research and creation of policy initiatives to the state’s job creation efforts, the Office of the Governor plays a key role in shaping the future of the Lone Star State.
In the course of a four-year term, the Governor will appoint more than 3,000 people to lead boards, commissions and other oversight groups in Texas. This team is constantly on the lookout for the most talented and qualified individuals to serve our state.
The skilled analysts of the Budget and Policy Division advise the Governor on key policy issues, especially those pertaining to his statutory role as Texas' Chief Budget Officer.
Gov. Abbott is a strong advocate for women, expressed through this Commission's efforts to promote opportunities for Texas women through outreach, education, research and referral services.
Gov. Abbott’s Committee on People with Disabilities pursues his vision of a state where people with disabilities can enjoy full and equal access to lives of independence, productivity and self-determination.
Gov. Abbott is committed to maintaining a conversation with Texans that leads to greater mutual understanding. Constituent Communication provides a link between the Governor and the people of Texas by reviewing and responding to all letters, e-mails, social media messages and phone calls.
CJD's mission is to enhance public safety and reduce crime in Texas by deploying strategic direction and support for law enforcement.
There is no better place than Texas to live, work and raise a family, and members of the Governor’s Economic Development team and Tourism office share that message with expanding companies and visitors from across the country and all over the world.
Gov. Abbott's belief in fiscally responsible government includes his own office. Financial Services ensures that all financial transactions in the Governor’s Office set the highest standard for the state.
The Office of the General Counsel provides legal advice to the Governor and his team, handling the broad range of issues encountered in leading the second-largest state in the nation.
The Homeland Security Grants Division (HSGD) promotes strategies to prevent terrorism and other catastrophic events and to prepare communities for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security and resilience of Texas and the Nation.
Human Resources Division customers include applicants seeking employment, students pursuing the Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program, and Governor’s Office employees in need of HR policy and program support.
In accordance with the Texas Internal Auditing Act, the Office of the Governor conducts a program of internal auditing. In the Act, internal auditing is defined as an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. The internal audit process helps the Governor’s Office accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.
The mission of the Office of Compliance and Monitoring is to provide effective and efficient compliance and financial monitoring of grant recipients and other awardees, consequently supporting various trusteed programs within the Office of the Governor to manage risk for improved decision-making.
The Office of the First Lady oversees the First Lady’s initiatives and public engagement, as well as coordinates the First Lady’s schedule, correspondence and media inquiries.
A free press is an essential component of our democracy, and journalists play a critical role in communicating with the people of Texas. The Governor’s Press Office works closely with reporters and media organizations to convey Gov. Abbott's vision for Texas.
As the Chief Executive of the State of Texas, the Governor has many responsibilities and duties that require a full schedule to fulfill. The Governor’s scheduling and advance office is responsible for responding to requests for the Governor's time in an efficient and courteous manner, as well as organizing the logistics of the Governor’s attendance at local, state, national and international events.
Since 1971, the Texas Film Commission has been informing filmmakers of the state's complete range of film-related services, locations and full complement of facilities from pre- through postproduction.
This Commission continues Texas’ proud military history and strong relationship with the United States military by working to preserve and expand the state's fifteen major military installations.
The Texas Music Office serves as the information clearinghouse and promotion office for the Texas music industry.
The Texas Office of State-Federal Relations is the state's advocate in Washington, D.C., representing state government and advocating for the interests of Texas to the Administration, Congress, and federal agencies.
Our greatest natural resource is the people of Texas. This Council works to improve the overall quality of our state's workforce, emphasizing education and training to ensure Texas workers are prepared for the jobs of today and tomorrow.