Workforce Policy and Guidance

Workforce Policy and Guidance

TWC’s Workforce Policy and Guidance page provides searchable access to Workforce Development Letters, Adult Education and Literacy Letters, and Technical Assistance Bulletins. If you have questions about policy guidance, please email:

Comprehensive Program Guides

Visit the Workforce Program Guides page to access comprehensive program-specific guides that provide information and guidance on programs administered by TWC.

WD Letters, AEL Letters, and TA Bulletins

Information on all active and rescinded letters will appear in search results. However, a link to the letter is provided only for 1) active letters and 2) rescinded letters that were originally issued on or after January 1, 2016. Filter results by using the boxes below for Search Subject/Guidance No., Status, Keywords, Type, and Date. Once filters are selected, click the Apply button. Click the Reset button to clear all filters to begin a new search.

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Guidance Numbersort descending Status Subject Keywords Publication Date
WD 25-21, Chg 1 Active Guidance on the Use of Metrix Learning™ Industry Certifications—Update

General, WIOA, 05/20/2022
TA 251, Chg 1 Active Child Care Local Match Activities and Certified Public Expenditure Sources—Update Child Care 12/08/2015
TA 252 Active Entering Board Contract Year Parent Share of Cost Amounts into The Workforce Information System of Texas Child Care, TWIST 08/09/2012
TA 256 Active Coenrolling Customers in Trade Adjustment Assistance and Workforce Investment Act Services TAA, WIA 11/29/2012
TA 259 Active Provision of Meals and Refreshments All Programs, Fiscal - Administration 04/22/2013
WD 26-00 Active Continuing Training Services When Training Providers Do Not Remain on the Statewide List of Certified Training Providers WIA 03/31/2000
WD 26-03 Active Workforce Investment Act Eligible Training Provider System: Ensuring Compliance with Proprietary Schools Rules WIA 06/27/2003
WD 26-17 Active Fiscal Year 2018/Program Year 2017 Child Care, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families/Choices, Employment Service, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training Formula Allocations; Additional Funding for the Smallest Local Workfo Child Care, ES, Fiscal - Allocations, SNAP E&T, TANF/Choices 09/08/2017
WD 26-18 Active Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Version 11&12 AEL, TANF/Choices, WIOA 11/12/2018
WD 26-20, Chg 1 Active Reinstatement of the Child Care Work Requirement and Discontinuance of Extended Eligibility Redetermination Periods—Update

Child Care, Natural Disaster 11/17/2020
WD 26-21 Active Customer Load Exceptions SNAP E&T, TANF/Choices, TWIST 12/28/2021
TA 261 Active U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Work-Study Program All Programs 05/30/2013
TA 263 Active The Workforce Information System of Texas Trade Adjustment Assistance Desk Aid

TAA, TWIST 09/04/2013
TA 266 Active Texas Health and Human Services Commission Data Discrepancies SNAP E&T, TANF/Choices, TWIST 02/12/2014
TA 267 Active State Data Validation Requirements: Eliminating Data Element Errors in TWIST TAA, TWIST, WIA, 04/09/2014
WD 27-07 Active Integrated Data Collection and Performance Management

TWIST, WIA 08/01/2007
WD 27-15 Active Texas Rising Star Guidelines Revisions: Application and Self-Assessment for Accredited Providers Child Care 11/06/2015
WD 27-17 Active Hurricane Harvey: Program Operations and Technical Assistance Guide Child Care, Natural Disaster, SNAP E&T, TANF/Choices, WIOA 11/09/2017
WD 27-19, Chg 3 Active State Data Validation Requirements—Update

ES, TAA, TWIST, Veterans, WIOA, 08/31/2021
WD 27-20 Active Common Exit Policy ES, NCP Choices, SNAP E&T, TAA, TANF/Choices, TWIST, Veterans, WIOA, 12/02/2020
WD 27-21 Active Texas Workforce Awards

Administration, AEL, Performance 10/21/2021
TA 270 Active Child Care Quality Expenditure Cost Categories

Child Care, Financial Reporting 10/01/2014
TA 272 Active Community Resource Coordination Groups All Programs 03/04/2016
TA 273 Active WIOA Requirement Changes in TWIST All Programs 05/12/2016
TA 274 Active Coordination of Services to Foster Youth All Programs 03/28/2016
TA 276 Active Child Care Fraud Detection Report Tools—Update Child Care, TWIST, UI 12/22/2016
TA 277 Active Determining Net Self-Employment Income Using a Standard Deduction

Child Care 03/21/2017
TA 278 Active WIOA Requirements Change in TWIST TWIST 05/19/2017
WD 28-06 Active Child Care Services for National Emergency Grant Participants in Job Search Child Care 04/07/2006
WD 28-07, Chg 1 Active Limitations on Salaries and Bonuses Paid with Workforce Investment Act and Wagner-Peyser Funds—Update

Fiscal - Administration 11/05/2009