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Title: Governor Rick Perry Appointments Office records
Description: The Texas governor appoints a large number of state officials (with the consent of the Texas Senate) and fills vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature). The Appointments Office is responsible for naming individuals to serve on state boards and commissions. Texas Governor Rick Perry Appointment Office records include application forms; letters of recommendation, appointment, resignation, and thanks; letters from Governor Perry to the Senate requesting confirmation of appointments; senate confirmation reports; appointment letters from Governor Perry to the secretary of state; résumés or curriculum vitae; photographs; judicial appointment questionnaires; forms authorizing the State Bar of Texas or Commission on Judicial Conduct to release information about an appointee to the Governor's Office; state appointment disclosure forms; news clippings or other publications about applicants and their accomplishments; articles, briefs, opinions, and other writings authored by applicants; and other materials concerning applicants for appointed positions during Governor Rick Perry's administration.
Citation information: (Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Governor Rick Perry Appointments Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement: These records are organized into 4 series: Appointment application files, 1995-2014, Senate confirmation reports, 1995, 2001-2013, Boards and nominees spreadsheets, 1981, 1989-2015, Office files, 2006-2009, 2011-2014
Copyright information: Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Access restrictions: Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses, home phone numbers, social security numbers, and family information of government officials or employees (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117 and 1175); motor vehicle records, including drivers license numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.130); account numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.136); email addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); social security numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.147); and date of birth (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101 and opinion of 3rd Court of Appeals, 03-13-00546-CV: Ken Paxton, Attorney General of the State of Texas v. City of Dallas, May 22, 2015), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552).
Size or duration: 122.75 cubic ft. and 56.82 MB (76 files)