Designate an IRM
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State agencies and institutions of higher education are required by law to have an IRM.
Officially designate an employee to serve as the agency's information resources manager.
What is an IRM?
An IRM oversees the acquisition and use of information technology within a state agency and ensures that all information resources are acquired appropriately and managed effectively in compliance with regulations and agency policies.
The IRM must be part of the agency's executive management and report directly to a person with a title functionally equivalent to executive director or deputy executive director. If an agency does not designate an IRM, or if the position falls vacant, the role defaults to the agency’s chief presiding officer, who is then responsible for executing the duties and requirements of an IRM, including continuing education.
Designating an IRM is a formal process requiring a notification from the agency's chief presiding officer to the Executive Director of DIR.
A “joint IRM” is one who serves two or more state agencies simultaneously. DIR must approve the joint designation.
See Texas Government Code 2054.071 for more information on designation requirements.
IRM Designation Template
Use this template to officially designate an employee to serve as the agency's information resources manager.