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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 21TEXAS COUNCIL FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
CHAPTER 876GENERAL PROVISIONS
RULE §876.4Responsibilities of the Council

The Council is an agency within the executive branch, but functions independently within its statutory authority to serve the long-term public interest. The Council is responsible for establishing the policy framework through which the agency carries out its statutory responsibilities. Specifically, the Council shall:

  (1) exercise the authority provided by law to adopt policies and rules governing Council activities;

  (2) develop and implement policies that clearly separate the policymaking authority of the Council and the management responsibilities of the executive director and staff of the Council;

  (3) approve the state plan and amendments;

  (4) serve as an advocate for state and federal legislation, appropriations and policies on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities as authorized by federal law;

  (5) oversee operations of the Council for integrity, effectiveness, and efficiency;

  (6) approve personnel policies that provide for the selection, supervision, and evaluation of the executive director and staff;

  (7) ensure projects and activities comply with all applicable federal and state requirements; and

  (8) carry out other responsibilities as provided by Council policies.


Source Note: The provisions of this §876.4 adopted to be effective December 14, 2003, 28 TexReg 10972; amended to be effective August 28, 2012, 37 TexReg 6686

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