The Agency Overview (PDF) is published by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) Center for Policy and Innovation. The publication includes information about funding, number of people served and staff levels.
The Blue Book is published by the DADS Office of Budget and Data Management to provide a standard, comprehensive and easily accessible source of information from the Legislative Appropriations Request.
Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR)
State funding for DADS is determined in the regular state appropriation process. This is a two-year budget cycle where each agency or institution prepares a Legislative Appropriation Request that outlines their funding requirements and/or needs for the upcoming biennium. This request includes all sources of funds the agency expects to have available, including federal funds.
Monthly Financial Reports
The Monthly Financial Reports complies with Rider 16(e) of the Appropriations Act which states that, "The department shall submit to the Legislative Budget Board and the Office of the Governor a monthly report on expenditures and encumbrances of the agency by strategy. The report shall include, but is not limited to expenditures and methods of finance, number of full-time equivalent positions, both state/federal and local/federal, Earned Federal Funds, and capital budget."
The Operating Budget, internally referred to as the GLOB (Governor's Legislative Operating Budget), is a "mini" LAR that gives a point-in-time snapshot of past years and a projection of a future year. The GLOB is produced every odd numbered year and is submitted to the Governor's Office of Budget, Planning and Policy as well as the Legislative Budget Board.
The Reference Guide is an annual publication that provides an overview DADS. It contains information on how DADS was created, describes the agency's organizational structure, as well as its vision, mission, key responsibilities and guiding principles. It also provides descriptions and eligibility requirements for each of the programs and services administered by DADS as well as demographic and economic data crucial for the department's planning functions. Lastly, it contains numerous staff directories and program/service contact lists.
Updated: December 18, 2012