The Sunset Review of the State Office of Risk Management

The mission and performance of the State Office of Risk Management are under review by the Legislature as required under the Texas Sunset Act. The Act provides that the Sunset Commission, composed of legislators and public members, periodically evaluate a state agency to determine if the agency is still needed and to explore ways to ensure that the agency’s funds are well spent. Based on the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, the Texas Legislature ultimately decides whether an agency continues to operate into the future.

The Sunset review involves three steps. First, Sunset Commission staff will evaluate the State Office of Risk Management and issue a report in November 2018 recommending solutions to problems found. A month or so later, the Sunset Commission will meet to hear public testimony on the agency and the recommendations of the Sunset staff. Based on public input and the Sunset staff report, the Sunset Commission will adopt recommendations for the full Legislature to consider when it convenes in January 2019. Please refer to the Sunset Commission website or call the office for updated information on specific dates for these meetings.

Through the Sunset review, every Texan has the opportunity to suggest ways in which the mission and operations of the State Office of Risk Management can be strengthened. If you would like to share your ideas about the State Office of Risk Management, please send an email to the address below, use the comment form on the Sunset Commission website, or contact Tamara Schiff of the Sunset staff. Suggestions are preferred by September 7, 2018, so they can be fully considered by the Commission staff.

Sunset Advisory Commission
P.O. Box 13066
Austin, Texas 78711
Fax: 512/463-0705

Information about the Sunset process, Sunset Commission meetings, and how to receive
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Sunset Review

The Texas Legislature founded the Sunset Advisory Commission in 1977 to make state government more efficient, effective, and accountable. The Sunset Commission is one of several agencies charged with monitoring state agency performance. The State Office of Risk Management is undergoing the sunset review process. The Office’s Sunset Self-Evaluation Report was filed September 1, 2017. Click here for more information about the Sunset Commission.

Sunset Self-Evaluation Report (PDF)