Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Office of the Governor, Greater South Texas Cultural Basin Commission:

An Inventory of the Regional Human Resource Development Project Files at the Texas State Archives, 1973-1978



Overview

Creator: Greater South Texas Cultural Basin Commission.
Title: Regional Human Resource Development project files
Dates: 1973-1978
Abstract: These records consist of project files for the Greater South Texas Cultural Basin Commission's Regional Human Resource Development (RHRD) Project, and contain correspondence among the various participants, grant proposals and applications, work plans, financial documents, contracts, progress reports, evaluation reports, workshop materials, agenda and minutes of meetings. The materials range in date from 1973 to 1978.
Quantity: 4.24 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Greater South Texas Cultural Basin Commission (GSTCBC), a division of the Governor's Office, was created by Governor Dolph Briscoe in September 1973, as a pilot project to comply with the Cultural Basin Act of 1973 (S.B. 638, 63rd Legislature, Regular Session; codified in Texas Civil Statutes, Article 4413(32d)). The law was designed “to improve the quality of life for the residents of Texas by stimulating orderly economic and socially desirable development and conservation and utilization of the state's human and natural resources.” Furthermore, it encouraged “a partnership of local citizens, local governments, state agencies, and federal agencies” and created “a vehicle of change broad enough to plan and operate interagency and intergovernmental programs and flexible enough to respond to locally determined needs.” The GSTCBC was composed of 21 members: five local citizens (appointed by the Governor for two-year terms), the chairman or president of each regional council of government within the cultural basin, six state agency heads, and representatives of five federal agencies. Lauro Cruz was the Executive Director of the GSTCBC during the time period covered by these records.

The Regional Human Resource Development (RHRD) Project was created by the Greater South Texas Cultural Basin Commission beginning July 1974. Sharon Flippen served as Project Director, and Mario Vasquez as Project Officer. The intent of the project was to improve human service decision-making by developing a comprehensive human resource planning and management process in South Texas. The five regional councils of government (COGs) in the Basin (Alamo Area Council of Governments, the Coastal Bend Council of Governments, the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, the Middle Rio Grande Valley Development Council, and the South Texas Development Council) formulated regional human resource plans which identified local needs and priorities. These were then integrated into a basinwide plan by the GSTCBC. The recommendations of these plans were ultimately submitted to local, state, and federal decision-makers. During the first year (Phase I) of the project, each of the COGs hired a Human Resource Coordinator and organized a Human Resource Committee to plan, coordinate, and review the human resource programs in their regions. During the second year (Phase II), the GSTCBC held three workshops for RHRD participants: on conducting needs assessment and service inventories, on setting goals and priorities, and on developing alternative service strategies and recommendations. Additional technical assistance was provided by the Research Group, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia. At the state level, an Interagency Advisory Committee (representing the GSTCBC and the six major state human resource agencies) helped to link regional with state planning and budgeting. The third year of the project (Phase III) was a period of refinement and institutionalization.


Scope and Contents

These records consist of project files for the Greater South Texas Cultural Basin Commission's Regional Human Resource Development (RHRD) Project, and contain correspondence among the various participants, grant proposals and applications (including one for the Rural Regional Human Resource Coordination [RRHRC] Project), work plans, financial documents (budgets, financial status reports, and audits), contracts, progress reports (quarterly, annual, special, and final), evaluation reports, workshop materials, agenda and minutes of meetings, etc. The materials range in date from 1973 to 1978.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Arrangement of the Records

Arrangement is topical, following a folder inventory located in the first folder. This inventory also lists other files which were not included in this accession. Major divisions of records are indicated by boldface subheadings below.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Regional planning--Texas.
Economic development--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Economic conditions.
Texas--Social policy.
Texas--Economic policy.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Regional planning--1973-1978.
Grant proposals--Texas--Regional planning--1973-1978.
Financial records--Texas--Regional planning--1973-1978.
Reports--Texas--Regional planning--1973-1978.
Agendas--Texas--Regional planning--1973-1978.
Minutes--Texas--Regional planning--1973-1978.
Functions:
Planning.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
See also the records of the individual governors and the records of the Office of the Governor.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Regional Human Resource Development project files, Greater South Texas Cultural Basin Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1990/013

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Governor's Office of Regional Development (via the Records Management Division of the Texas State Library) on October 9, 1989.

Processing Information

Tony Black, March 1990


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Regional Human Resource Development Project, 1973-1978,
4.24 cubic ft.

Box folder
1990/013-1 1. Regional Human Resource Development (RHRD) Project Master File
2. RHRD Project Summary and Information
Correspondence
Box folder
1990/013-1 3. Greater South Texas Cultural Basin “Historical Files” [notebook]
4-5. HEW (Health, Education, and Welfare) Correspondence, 1977-1978
6. AACOG (Alamo Area Council of Governments)
7. CBCOG (Coastal Bend Council of Governments)
8. LRGVDC (Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council)
9. MRGVDC (Middle Rio Grande Valley Development Council)
10. STDC (South Texas Development Council)
11. General Correspondence, 1973-1977
Regional Human Resource Development Project
Box folder
1990/013-1 12. RHRD Project Description
13. RHRD Activity Plan
14-15. RHRD Continuation Proposal, Phase II, 2nd Year
16. RHRD 3rd Year Application
17. RHRD Project: A Partnership Grant Proposal, (Attachment A to Third Year Contract), April 1976
18. RHRD Coordinator's Job Description
19. Coordinator's Resumes
20-21. RRHRC (Rural Regional Human Resource Coordination) Proposal
RHRD Financial Records
Box folder
1990/013-2 1. Project Budget(s), Phase I
2. COG (Council of Governments) Payments, Phase I
3. Financial Status Reports (HEW), Phase I
4. RHRD Audit, Phase I
5. RHRD Audit, Phase II
6. RHRD Audit, Final
7. RHRD Grant Award, Phase II, December 1, 1975-November 30, 1976
8. HEW Program Year Payment Schedule for RHRD Project, Phase II
9. HEW Budget
10. HEW Amended Budget, December 1, 1975-November 30, 1976
11. HEW Offer of Award
12. RHRD Audits
13. RHRD Fiscal Memos
COG Contracts
Box folder
1990/013-2 14-15. Alamo Area Council of Governments
16. Coastal Bend Council of Governments
17. Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council
18. Middle Rio Grande Valley Development Council
19. South Texas Development Council
20. Sample Copy of RHRD Contract with COGs, Phase II
21. RHRD Project, 3rd Year Contracts
22. RHRD Agreement of Contract with The Research Group, Georgia, Phase II (February 6-November 30, 1976)
23. RHRD Agreement of Contract with The Research Group, Georgia, Phase III (February 25-August 31, 1977)
24. COG Contracts
COG Financial Reports/Records (Budgets)
Box folder
1990/013-2 25. AACOG
26. CBCOG
27. LRGVDC
28. MRGVDC
29. STDC
30. Contracts and Monthly Status Reports [wallet]
COG Work Plan--Phase I
Box folder
1990/013-3 1. AACOG Phase I Plan
2. LRGVDC Phase I Plan
COG Work Plan--Phase II
Box folder
1990/013-3 3. Alamo Area Council of Governments
4-5. Coastal Bend Council of Governments
6-7. Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council
8-9. Middle Rio Grande Valley Development Council
10-11. South Texas Development Council
COG Work Plan--Phase III
Box folder
1990/013-3 12. AACOG Phase III
RHRD Progress Reports
Box folder
1990/013-3 13. Partnership Grant Progress Report, July 1-December 15, 1974
14. Quarterly Progress Report, December 15, 1974-April 30, 1975
15. May 1-July 31, 1975
16. August 1-October 15, 1975
17. October 16-November 30, 1975
18. Annual Report, December 1, 1974-November 30, 1975
19. Quarterly Progress Report, December 1, 1975-January 16, 1976
20. January 17-May 7, 1976
21. Special Progress Report, April 15, 1976
22. Quarterly Progress Report, May 8-August 24, 1976
23. August 25-November 30, 1976
Box folder
1990/013-4 1. Annual Report, December 1, 1975-November 30, 1976
2. Quarterly Progress Report, May 1-October 28, 1977
3. RHRD Phase I Report (Originals)
4. RHRD Phase II Report (Originals)
5. RHRD Phase III Report (Originals)
6. RHRD Materials for Final Report to DHEW
7. Final Report of the Regional Human Resource Development Project, Volume I December 1, 1974-October 31, 1977:
8. Volume II, Appendices
9. Reporting Forms
10. HUD (Housing and Urban Development) Completion Report, Grant Ended in 1975
11. RHRD Draft Case Study
12. RHRD Project Performance Assessment by COG
13. RHRD Performance Evaluation, COGs
COG Progress Reports
Box folder
1990/013-4 14. AACOG
15. CBCOG
16. LRGVDC
17. MRGVDC
18. STDC
Meetings
Box folder
1990/013-5 1. State Interagency Advisory Committee Meetings, 1976-1977
2. RHRD Coordinators Meeting Minutes, October 9-10, 1975
3. GSTCB RHRD Project Retreat, May 12-13, 1975
RHRD Workshops
Box folder
1990/013-5 4. Inventory and Needs Assessment, March 9-10, 1976
5. Human Service Needs Assessment and Service Inventory, March 9-10, 1976
6. Development of Service Strategies and Agency Objectives, May 6-7, 1976
7. Alternative Program Approaches and Implementation for Human Services, May 6-7, 1976
8. Human Resource Planning Seminar: COGs, May 24-25, 1977