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The below requirements apply only to the outgoing first-class mail practices of a state agency located in Travis County.

A state agency must consult with the Texas Procurement and Support Services (TPASS) Division of the Comptroller's office before the agency may:

  • Purchase, upgrade or sell mail processing equipment.
  • Contract with a private entity for mail processing.
  • Take actions that significantly affect the agency’s first-class mail practices.

See also: Chapter 2: Interagency Mail Services.

Definitions:

State agency
  • A department, commission, board, office or other agency in the executive branch of state government created by the state constitution or a state statute
  • The Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, a court of appeals or the Texas Judicial Council
  • A university system or an institution of higher education as defined by Texas Education Code Section 61.003, except a public junior college

Definitions Source [+]

Texas Government Code Sections 2151.002

Sources [+]

State Purchasing and General Services Act, Texas Government Code Sections 2176.0011 (transferring to the Comptroller's office the powers and duties provided by Chapter 2176, Government Code, and providing a reference to the commission under that chapter means the Comptroller's office), Sections 2176.101, 2176.104.

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Susan Combs
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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