The Comptrollers Office produces information and analysis that is important to help keep the public and elected officials informed about how their government is doing its job. Also, since the Comptroller is an elected official, he has the obligation to report to the public on how he is performing. It is the job of the Comptrollers Press Office to disseminate information and reports produced by the Comptrollers Office. It accomplishes that by responding to requests from journalists and by communicating to the public through the news media. Press Office staff serve as the Comptroller's official spokespeople and arrange press conferences and interviews. The Office prepares written communications, such as brochures, newsletters, and press releases, and prepares speeches and legislative testimony. The Office designs and edits publicity material and policy statements released by the Office of the Comptroller.