Office of Governmental Relations mission reminder and legislative contact policy

Dear UT Health San Antonio Faculty, staff, students and residents,

We would like to send a friendly reminder in relation to our mission for UT Health San Antonio and our Legislative Contact Policy.

The Office of Governmental Relations’ mission is to timely and effectively assist UT Health San Antonio’s executive leadership in identifying, prioritizing and advocating for funding and policy priorities before the Texas Legislature, the U.S. Congress, local governments, relevant state, federal and local agencies and stakeholders through strategic collaborations. Our office is available for coordination and facilitation on requests you may have with our legislative members and staff in relation to policy, funding requests, and campus visit requests.

For specific requests related to campus visits and/or participation and speaking engagements from legislative delegation members and staff, please contact us via email or phone for discussion on planning and logistics.

For funding and policy inquiries, please reach out to our office to schedule time to discuss coordination of efforts with a member of our team.

To ensure appropriate, timely, and coordinated responses to all legislative inquiries, please forward for review all questions to:

Phone: 210-567-0372

Legislative Contact Policy:  

The Office of Governmental Relations is responsible for communicating with all local, state, and federally elected officials and their respective staff regarding The University of Texas Health San Antonio’s current and future legislative funding and policy priorities.

In addition, state law Texas Government Code, Title 5, Subtitle A, Chapter 556, and University policy prohibit employees from representing the University and expressing opinions for or against any legislative action on matters relating to official University business or use of any University resources, including stationery, fax machines, e-mail, and telephones, from conducting such activities.

Additionally, Texas Election Code, Title 15, Chapter 255 prohibits using public funds for political advertising and prohibits state employees from using the internal mail system to distribute political advertising. UT Health San Antonio’s legislative contact policy does not preclude an employee from expressing opinions for or against any legislative action as a private citizen.


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