Executive Directives Introduction

  • What is an Executive Directive?

    What is an Executive Directive?

    Similar to executive orders, executive directives are issued by the Governor to establish basic internal policy or procedure for the executive branch of state government, assure the faithful execution of law, and to supervise state departments. Executive directives often establish guidelines, rules of conduct, or rules of procedures for state departments and their employees. Executive directives are signed by the Governor and distributed to state departments and agencies, but not filed with the Secretary of State.