Faculty Hiring Freeze Announced by Governor

According to the February 1st Austin American-Statesman newspaper, Governor Abbott announced yesterday a freeze on new faculty hiring through August if the funds are from state appropriations. There may be some wiggle room for administrators to shift funds or request a waiver from the Governor’s Office. Additionally, the Governor asked the Legislature for full funding of the Governor’s University Research Initiative which pays one-time expenses of setting up facilities for new researchers.

Biannual Legislative Day
The TACT 2017 Spring Legislative Day will be held March 3rd at the Texas State Capitol. Agenda and details coming soon.

Want to stay up-to-date on proposed bills for the 85th Legislative Session? You can do so by visiting the TACT Legislative Bill Tracker: http://www.tact.org/legislative