TAB Committee Opportunities
BUSINESS FOR THE ARTS: Promoting the importance of the arts to business, this committee will focus on the significant economic impact the arts and culture industries have in Texas as well as the importance of increased funding for the Texas Commission on the Arts and entities that drive arts-related economic development/tourism growth.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: This committee helps build coalitions to advocate on behalf of statewide programs, incentives and industries that contribute to economic growth and recruit new businesses and tourism to our state, which leads to new jobs for Texans.
EDUCATION and WORKFORCE: This committee works to stimulate and coordinate employer leadership in improving quality of public schools and increasing accountability for students, teachers, administrators and trustees.
EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS: This committee develops and recommends policies to the Board of Directors related to the employer-employee relationship. It will provide counsel concerning public policy issues on this subject and provide programs and services to members as authorized. TAB keeps a close eye on developments in unemployment insurance that would increase cost or reporting burdens on Texas employers.
ENERGY and ENVIRONMENT: This committee works to educate the Texas business community on environmental compliance and work with the state and federal governments to ensure that regulations are protective of the environment without needlessly over-regulating business and imposing unnecessary costs that impede creation of jobs and economic opportunity.
HEALTH CARE: The committee will focus on pro-business policy positions concerning health care in order to achieve the highest quality health care at the lowest cost for employers and taxpayers.
LATINO LEADERSHIP: This committee is comprised of, but not limited to, Latino members of TAB. The committee assists in implementing projects, programs, and events of TAB, supporting the involvement of Latinos in the business community while providing exposure of successful Latino leaders and Latino-led companies to the Hispanic and mainstream business community, and highlighting Latin American investments in the U.S.
MEMBERSHIP and MARKETING: Improving membership development and retention is the main charge of this committee. It is comprised of regional chairs, chapter membership chairs and ad hoc and ex-officio members as required.
NATIONAL AFFAIRS: This committee monitors federal issues of interest to employers and proposes policy positions and programs of action to the Board of Directors. The committee also helps to plan the biennial national affairs conference.
SMALL BUSINESS: Reviews proposed issues and legislation on behalf of the small business members of the Association and will recommend to the Board of Directors appropriate actions and positions from the perspective of the small business membership segment.
STATE AFFAIRS: This committee studies matters of public policy and legislation. It shall be the duty of this committee to keep in close touch with public policy issues in Texas and suggest such policies to the Association that will best serve employers and the state as a whole.
TAXATION: This committee will focus on creating the best business climate in Texas by holding the line on taxes, allowing our state to recover from the economic downturn and creating better-paying jobs for all Texans.
TECHNOLOGY and INNOVATION: TAB monitors legislation concerning technology, including the regulation of both existing and new technologies that would improve or impede the flow of information and capital to businesses.
TRANSPORTATION: This committee will focus on ensuring that Texas has the wide-ranging dialogue and investment needed to meet the transportation needs of the fastest-growing state in the nation.
WATER: The Water Committee works to advance and help meet the state of Texas’s water resource needs. It provides guidance and direction to TAB staff to develop legislative priorities and identify and affect legislation that impacts water production and distribution resources.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION TASK FORCE: This committee is comprised of employers, trade associations and insurance carriers whose goal is to improve the quality and efficiency of medical care being delivered to injured workers, and to promote other reforms. Working together with the Texas Legislature and the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission (TWCC), this group helps to implement legislation/regulations for system improvement.