Education and Training
Providing a wide variety of training opportunities relevant to your daily challenges in public office is an important service that the Texas Association of Counties provides our members. Our training events—designed and guided by county officials—target the needs of the county audience and provide a unique opportunity for everyone to participate in coordinated, professionally planned educational activities that offer great networking opportunities.
As you know, county government must operate within a complex web of laws and regulations. One of county officials’ greatest challenges is ensuring that operations are not only efficient, but also within the law. By offering a toll-free legal hotline ((888) ASK-TAC4), TAC legal specialists can assist county officials in researching issues to find statutes, regulations, opinions and court cases relevant to a particular county situation. It will be comforting to know that you approached your difficult job with a good understanding of the laws that apply to your operations. In addition, we provide many legal resources online, including notice of upcoming legal deadlines, a wide variety of legal publications, and links to helpful legal resources.
The TAC Legal Department also responds quickly to important legal developments by providing notice and analysis to the right people. TAC also distributes upon request a number of helpful legal guides on topics that include: oath and bond requirements; open meetings, public information, financial disclosure for county officers, public finance, bail bonds, animal control and others.
Texas is 254 counties strong. That’s a lot of experience and know-how state lawmakers can rely on when making public policy decisions. County officials across Texas are ready to help. Trust your county to be a committed and dependable partner. For more information, call (512) 478-8753
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Risk Management Services
The TAC Risk Management Services Department helps counties band together and self-insure against a broad range of liabilities and risks. Owned and managed by counties, these programs have saved Texas taxpayers millions of dollars and grown into a stable, sustainable resource of protection, specifically tailored for the unique needs of counties. TAC's self-insurance pools offer all the protection necessary for counties, county officials and county employees.
Health and Benefits Services
The TAC Health and Benefits Services Department manages the largest benefits pool for county employees in the nation. Taking advantage of strength in numbers, counties and county-related entities combine, or pool, their purchasing power to increase contract control and decrease costs in providing affordable health benefits to county officials and employees, accessing world-class wellness programs, and providing retiree health benefits. County owned and managed, and specifically tailored for the unique needs of our members, these programs have generated substantial savings for Texas taxpayers and grown into a stable, sustainable resource that counties can rely on.
CIRA is an interlocal government agency supported by TAC and dedicated to helping counties with their technology challenges.