Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Governor's Organization

The Governor’s office is a uniquely entrepreneurial organization of leaders committed to supporting Gov. Perry’s vision for a better, more prosperous Texas. 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.

Appointments Office »
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 in the state.
Budget, Planning, and Policy »
The skilled analysts of the Budget, Planning and Policy Division advise the Governor on key policy issues, especially those pertaining to his statutory role as Texas' Chief budget officer.
Commission for Women »
Gov. Perry 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.
Committee on People with Disabilities »
Gov. Perry'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.
Constituent Communication »
Gov. Perry is committed to maintaining a two-way conversation with Texans that leads to greater understanding. Constituent Communication provides the link between the governor and the people of Texas by reviewing and responding to letters, faxes, e-mails and phone calls.
Criminal Justice Division »
CJD's mission is to significantly contribute to public safety and the reduction of crime in Texas through the deliberate deployment of strategy, direction and support.
Economic Development & Tourism »
There is no better place than Texas to live, work and raise a family and this group shares that message with expanding companies and visitors from all over the world. » » »
Texas Enterprise Fund »
Texas Emerging Technology Fund »
Financial Services »
Gov. Perry'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.
General Counsel »
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.
Human Resources »
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.
Internal Audit »
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. Internal audit helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.
Press Office »
Reporters remain the primary conduit of communication with the people of Texas, so the Press Office works closely with them to convey Gov. Perry's perspective and vision for a better Texas.
Scheduling and Advance »
As the chief executive of the State of Texas, the governor has many responsibilities and often times, a full schedule to fulfill these duties. 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. This office creates a clear, concise schedule for the governor on a daily basis.
Texas Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center »
The mission of the Texas Statistical Analysis Center shall be to collect, analyze and report statewide criminal justice statistics; evaluate the effectiveness of state-funded initiatives; and disseminate analysis results to practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, and the public in order to enhance the quality of criminal justice and crime prevention at all levels of government.
Texas Film Commission »
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.
Texas Homeland Security »
Governor Perry established a Texas Homeland Security office in 2003 to coordinate the resources and responses necessary to prevent, protect from, prepare for and respond to all threats of terrorism and disaster.
Texas Military Preparedness Commission »
This Commission continues our state's proud military history and strong relationship with the military by working to preserve and expand the state's eighteen major military installations.
Texas Music Office »
The Texas Music Office serves as the information clearinghouse and promotion office for the Texas music industry.
Texas Office of State-Federal Relations »
The Texas Office of State-Federal Relations is the state's advocate in Washington, DC, representing state government with the Administration, Congress, and federal agencies to advocate the interests of Texas, especially as interests relate to the missions and functions of Texas State Government.
Texas Workforce Investment Council »
Our state's greatest natural resource is Texans. This Council works to improve the overall quality of our state's workforce, emphasizing education and training that meet the needs of the modern economy.