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RULE §201.5Advisory Committees

(a) State Strategic Plan for Information Resources Management Advisory Committee.

  (1) This advisory committee shall consist of at least nine and not more than 21 members appointed by the department Executive Director with the approval of the board. Members should have a demonstrated ability to think strategically and to work towards consensus building in a committee setting. The membership will include at least:

    (A) two information resources managers, or a designee, from Texas state agencies other than a university system or institution of higher education as defined in Education Code, §61.003;

    (B) one representative from a state university system or institution of higher education as defined in Education Code, §61.003;

    (C) one member of the public;

    (D) one representative from a local government organization in the state that is knowledgeable about computing and/or telecommunications;

    (E) three representatives from the computing and/or telecommunications industry;

    (F) one representative from a federal agency that is knowledgeable about computing and/or telecommunications.

  (2) Should the Executive Director or board be unable to identify and approve an appropriate candidate in any of the categories as outlined in paragraph (1)(B) - (F) of this subsection, the Executive Director may select additional candidates from paragraph (1)(A) of this subsection.

  (3) When determining the composition of the advisory committee, the Executive Director may not appoint a greater number of representatives from the private sector than the public sector.

  (4) Once the board approves the membership of the advisory committee, no additional members may be added without board approval.

  (5) This advisory committee shall be appointed after November 30 of every odd-numbered year for a term to expire on November 30 of the following odd-numbered year.

  (6) This advisory committee shall:

    (A) review and advise on the development of the State Strategic Plan for Information Resources Management as it is prepared for publication pursuant to the Information Resources Management Act, Texas Government Code Annotated, Chapter 2054;

    (B) meet at least once during its term;

    (C) develop a strategic direction of what the future of computing and telecommunications technology is for state government as a whole.

  (7) The department may elect to provide professional facilitation for any meetings the Advisory Committee may hold.

  (8) The department may elect to have department staff present at Advisory Committee meetings.

  (9) The department will set the agenda of all Advisory Committee meetings.

  (10) The department may reimburse committee members for travel expenses related to attending committee meetings pursuant to state law.

(b) Customer Advisory Committee

  (1) This advisory committee is composed of representatives of customers who receive services from each of the department's key programs, including state agencies with fewer than 100 employees, and the public.

  (2) In making appointments to the advisory committee, the board shall, to the extent practicable, ensure that the committee is composed of a cross-section of the department's customers, including representatives of primary customer groups, institutions of higher education, and the public.

  (3) The advisory committee shall:

    (A) report to and advise the board on the status of the department's delivery of critical statewide services;

    (B) meet at least once each fiscal year.

Source Note: The provisions of this §201.5 adopted to be effective September 20, 2011, 36 TexReg 6141; amended to be effective March 19, 2014, 39 TexReg 1926

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