The Texas Governor's Office includes several divisions and offices in charge of implementing the governor's policy visions for the state. As of July 2009, 278 employees worked for the office of the governor.
The offices of the governor include:
- Advisory Council on Physical Fitness
Gov. Rick Perry created this council to take the lead on improving the state’s overall fitness through sports, health and nutrition education, and exercise. It administers and distributes grants to develop and implement fitness programs in communities across the 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.
- Budget, Planning, and Policy
The division advises the governor on policy issues and the budget. The governor has a statutory role as Texas’ chief budget officer.
- Commission for Women
- Committee on People with Disabilities
- Constituent Communication
- Criminal Justice Division
- Economic Development & Tourism
This is the entrepreneurial arm of the governor's office, which aims to attract businesses from around the world to Texas.
- Financial Services
- General Counsel
The Office of the General Counsel provides legal advice to the governor and his team.
- Homeland Security
Perry established his Office of Homeland Security in 2003. It is charged with deploying resources and protecting citizens during times of natural or manmade disasters.
- Human Resources
- Press Office
- Scheduling and Advance
- State Grants Team
The mission of the State Grants Team is to increase Texas’ access to available federal funds.
- 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 Health Care Policy Council
- Texas Military Preparedness Commission This Commission aims to preserve and expand the state’s 18 major military installations.
- Texas Music Office
- The Texas Music Office serves as the information clearinghouse and promotion office for the Texas music industry.
- Texas Workforce Investment Council
The council works to improve the overall quality of our state’s workforce, emphasizing education and training that meet the needs of the modern economy.