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It takes a dedicated team as diverse as Texas to serve as many functions as the Texas General Land Office performs.  From land surveyors to archivists, biologists to long-term care specialists, and real estate experts to energy insiders, the staff at the Land Office comes from many backgrounds. The goal of agency administration is to keep the organization running smoothly and everyone focused on the Land Office mission.

Toward these goals, the Commissioner and Land Office leadership encourage employees at the Land Office to be creative and approach everyday tasks with an eye to innovation. Employment at the Land Office demands the highest standards of efficiency, professionalism, ethics, fairness, and friendliness toward those the agency serves — the citizens of Texas.

Despite overseeing more than 13 million acres of land rich with mineral wealth, the employees at the Land Office are our agency’s biggest asset. Turnover at the agency is well below the average for a state agency, just 6.5 percent per year, versus 15 percent. This low rate is evidence of the Land Office’s success at supporting agency staff with personal and professional growth, as well as fulfilling a responsibility that reflects the rich diversity of Texans.

star Second in command . . .
While the elected head of the Texas General Land Office is the Commissioner, the day-to-day operation of the agency is managed by the Chief Clerk, a position as old as the agency itself. Learn More

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star By the numbers . . .
The Texas General Land Office is one of the few state agencies that earns more than it spends.  Learn More

star You have a right to know . . .
The Texas General Land Office strongly supports the public's right to obtain information through the state open records laws. Would you like to make a request?  Learn More

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Texas General Land Office
1700 North Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701-1495
Texas General Land Office