THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS
Ken Paxton

Administrative Divisions

Administrative divisions provide support to the other divisions of the agency. Their functions include procuring goods and services for the agency, responding to contacts from the public and recruiting and screening applicants.

Accounting

The Accounting Division processes the payments for invoices related to purchases of goods and services, processes agency revenues, maintains the agency’s central accounting and financial reporting records, completes travel reservations for agency employees, processes the reimbursements for employee travel expenses, processes the agency’s payroll, prepares the agency’s state and federally-mandated financial reports, secures funds for the agency’s grant supported programs, and administers agency-wide processes that have a financial component or internal control issues related to security of data.

Budget

The Budget Division is responsible for establishing, monitoring, and controlling the agency's annual operating budget and prepares the agency's Biennial Legislative Appropriations Request. The division also performs the agency cash appropriations management function, coordinates the preparation of the indirect cost rate plan, manages legislative performance measures, prepares interagency contract billings for legal services, and prepares fiscal notes for the legislative session.

Contracts and Asset Management

The Contracts and Asset Management Division provides contracts management for over 800 grants, 115 building facilities, 100 vehicle leases, and various other agency contracts. Additionally the division receives, tracks, and manages disposal of over 16,000 physical assets with a value of over $35,000,000. Finally, the Contracts and Asset Management Division provides mail operations, couriers services, and vehicle management.

Human Resources

The Human Resources Division is responsible for human resource services and support for the 4,000+ employees of the Office of the Attorney General. This division is responsible for posting agency vacancies, recruiting job applicants, ensuring compliance with the Position Classification Act, administering employee benefits, developing and maintaining human resources policies and procedures, conducting new employee orientation, and maintaining all employee files including timekeeping data for employee leave. This division also handles EEO, unemployment claims, and employee relations issues, maintains the payroll clearance function, prepares agency HR statistics and reports, coordinates training for the administrative and legal divisions, and provides advice and counsel to management and employees on HR matters.

Information Governance and Logistical Operations

The Information Governance and Logistical Operations Division (IGLO) supports the agency's mission by providing services and strategic guidance to meet the information and logistical service needs of agency divisions and employees statewide. The Information Governance (IG) Section of the IGLO division promotes appropriate management of agency information assets and supports the agency's commitment to compliance, transparency, and accountability. The IG Section advances these efforts by providing a number of services to the agency, which include but are not limited to:

  • Administers the development and application of the agency's Records Retention Schedule and supports appropriate life cycle management of information.
  • Manages the agency's Records Storage Center.
  • Coordinates agency-wide in information resource planning and implementation.
  • Provides training on appropriate management of agency records and information.
  • Participates on committees and councils that impact information policies and processes.
  • Facilitates the identification and selection of historically valuable records for preservation.
  • Provides reprographic services to agency personnel.
  • Offers OAG publication distribution services to government offices and the general public.

The Logistical Operations Section of the IGLO division provides physical and logistical administrative support for the agency statewide in the following areas:

  • Orders, manages, and delivers consumable supply items to agency locations statewide.
  • Provides local delivery of furniture and other large items. 
  • Stores and redistributes surplus furniture and other agency property.
  • Performs minor handyman repair services of agency assets.
  • Performs modular furniture reconfigurations in local offices.
  • Preforms small local internal agency moves.
  • Coordinates large office moves in Austin, and office move activities in the field offices.

Internal Audit

The Internal Audit Division supports the agency's overall mission by furnishing independent analyses, appraisals and recommendations concerning the adequacy and effectiveness of the agency's internal controls, policies, and procedures. The division is also responsible for coordination of audit activities with the outside audit community and provides technical assistance to the agency's managers on a wide variety of management, financial, operational, and technological issues.

Procurement

The Procurement Division is responsible for the purchase of goods and services for the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).  The goal of the division is to provide timely and accurate
assistance to other OAG divisions, our customers; and to procure what is needed at the best value to the agency
within state and federal statutes and rules.  In addition, the Procurement Division is responsible for managing: