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Texas Payroll/Personnel Resource

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Agency-Specific Provisions
Employees of the Legislative Branch


By statute, policies on employment practices such as holidays, use of vacation leave, salary actions and adjustments are established by the designated authority.


Employment policies are established by the presiding officer of either branch of the Legislature for employees of:

  • Each house of the Texas Legislature (Senate and House of Representatives)
  • A member of the Legislature
  • The lieutenant governor

The presiding officer of the Senate is the president of the Senate, who is also the lieutenant governor.

The presiding officer for the House of Representatives is the speaker of the House.

For employees of a legislative agency, the policies are set by the administrative head of the agency.


Government Code, Chapter 659, Section 659.251; Chapter 661, Section 661.154; Chapter 662, Section 662.002