Director of Payroll, Time, Labor and Leave, Mike Markl

Mike Markl is the director of Payroll, Time, Labor and Leave in the Chief Financial Officer division of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. He is responsible for accurate and timely pay, timekeeping and leave accounting of approximately 53,000 employees at HHSC, the Department of State Health Services, Department of Family and Protective Services and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

Markl has more than 46 years of state service and has held a variety of positions including property clerk, accountant, chief accountant, statewide accounting director and chief of wages and salaries. Prior to joining the state, he played professional baseball for the Houston Astros organization.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in marketing from The University of Texas at Austin.