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Office of Administrative Services

This office serves and supports agency personnel and external customers, supplying the essential administrative infrastructure required to maintain business operations.

 

Dorca Zaragoza-Stone, Deputy Director
Staff: Address/Phone/Fax

Budget and Planning
Chief Financial Officer
Financial Administration
Human Resources and Staff Services
Information Resources

Office Organizational Chart Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Services provided by this office include:

  • budget and financial administration
  • human-resources management and staff development
  • information technology
  • managing records
  • management and support of assets, physical property, and the Procurement and Contracting and Historically Underutilized Business programs

Budget and Planning

Elizabeth Sifuentez, Director
Staff: Address/Phone/Fax

The Budget and Planning Division develops and monitors the agency’s annual operating budget. Staff members prepare, submit, and monitor all of the agency’s federal grant applications and work plans, centralizing grants management in support of TCEQ programs. The division also develops and submits the agency’s biennial appropriations request to the governor and the legislature. In addition, its staff conducts special analyses to monitor the achievement of agency goals and priorities.

See also:
Reports to the 83rd Texas Legislature

Chief Financial Officer

Liz Day, Chief Financial Officer
Staff: Address/Phone/Fax

The Chief Financial Officer’s division oversees all budgeting and financial issues in the agency. This office oversees the development of the agency’s strategic plan, biennial appropriations request, the annual operating budget, and quarterly performance reports to the legislature and the governor. On fiscal matters, this division is the point of contact for the TCEQ’s oversight agencies. The division is involved in bill implementation and preparing fiscal notes that have revenue requirements. It also reviews the annual financial report, monitors revenue and expenditures, estimates revenue collections, and provides fiscal analysis and reporting.

Financial Administration

John Racanelli, Director
Staff: Address/Phone/Fax

The Financial Administration Division is responsible for managing the agency’s financial transactions, ensuring the integrity of its accounting records, and maintaining adequate internal controls to safeguard its financial assets. This division is responsible for payroll and timekeeping, payments to employees and vendors, billing and collection of fees and federal grants, centralized revenue management, financial reporting, and financial assurance. This division also conducts procurement and contracting activities, coordination of the Historically Underutilized Business Program, and contract workforce monitoring.

See also:
Selling Goods and Services to the TCEQ (GI-238)

Human Resources and Staff Services

Melissa Applegate, PHR, Director
Staff: Address/Phone/Fax

The Human Resources and Staff Services Division provides a wide range services. The division recruits qualified staff to fill vacancies, administers employee-benefit programs and special leave programs, ensures compliance with state and federal laws on equal opportunity and fair labor practices, offers policy guidance to employees, administers employee programs, supplies human resources data to agency decision makers, and offers training to help employees advance along career paths and formalized career ladders.

The division is also responsible for risk management, physical property management, and fleet/supply management. The division reviews and processes health, safety, and security concerns; conducts safety training and inspections; and provides centralized receiving and distribution services. In addition, the division provides copying and bulk printing services, mail and messenger services, facilities liaison services, and management of agency-wide utilities and lease program.

See also:
Employment Opportunities at the TCEQ

Information Resources

Greg Rogers, Director
Staff: Address/Phone/Fax

The Information Resources Division supports enterprise applications, data, and telecommunication systems that further the agency's mission. The division is responsible for provision of hardware and software to agency employees, and operation of the physical IT and telecommunications infrastructure at the TCEQ’s Austin and regional locations. The division provides technical expertise and leadership in software development and enhancement for enterprise information systems as well as IT project management and business analysis for agency programs. The division develops IT budgets, plans, and reports for agency management and other agencies.

The division also administers the agency’s central records system through a contract with a commercial records-management firm, and coordinates the TCEQ’s response to open records requests.

See also:
Central Registry
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Open Records Requests
Records Services
State of Texas Environmental Electronic Reporting System (STEERS)