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Information on all active and rescinded letters will appear in search results. However, a link to the letter is provided only for 1) active letters and 2) rescinded letters that were originally issued on or after January 1, 2016.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.

* If a document is not posted online, you may request a copy by emailing workforce.editing@twc.texas.gov.



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Guidance Numbersort descending Status Subject Keywords Publication Date
WD 05-19, Chg 1 Active Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Eligible Training Provider Program, Eligibility Criteria, and Performance Expectations—Update

Attachments:
ETP, WIOA 01/12/2021
WD 05-20 Active Veterans Reemployment Program ES, ETP, Offenders, TWIST, Veterans, WIOA 05/01/2020
AEL 05-20 Active Modifications to Grants Awarded under TWC RFP 320-18-01, Adult Education and Literacy Service Provider Grant AEL 03/19/2020
WD 05-21, Chg 3 Active Workforce Career and Education Outreach Specialists Program—Update

Attachments:
TANF/Choices, WIOA 08/29/2022
WD 05-22, Chg 1 Active Board Support for the Child Care Industry—Update

Attachments:
Child Care 07/29/2022
WD 06-05 Active Restrictions on Lobbying Activities and Expenditures General 02/02/2005
WD 06-07, Chg 3 Active The Workforce Information System of Texas: New Data Integrity Process—Update TWIST, WIA 06/01/2009
WD 06-13, Chg 1 Active Documenting Services and Participant Contact in The Workforce Information System of Texas Counselor Notes—Update

Attachments:
General, NCP Choices, SNAP E&T, TAA, TANF/Choices, TWIST, WIOA 12/11/2020
AEL 06-14 Active Contract Amendment Process for Adult Education and Literacy Contracts Ending June 30, 2016

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AEL, TANF/Choices 12/30/2014
WD 06-14, Chg 1 Active On-the-Job Training—Update

Attachments:
TANF/Choices, TWIST, WIOA, WorkInTexas.com 09/27/2021
WD 06-15 Active Industry-Recognized Skills Certification Initiative

Attachments:
WIA 03/09/2015
AEL 06-15, Chg 1 Active Expansion of Eligible Population to Be Served from Institutions of Higher Education AEL, WIOA 04/19/2017
WD 06-16 Active Texas Rising Star Revisions: Measures and Guidelines

Attachments:
Child Care 03/25/2016
WD 06-16, Chg 1 Active Texas Rising Star Revisions: Measures and Guidelines

Attachments:
Child Care 04/08/2016
AEL 06-18, Chg 1 Active Adult Education and Literacy Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Eligibility—Update

Attachments:
AEL, TANF/Choices 08/13/2019
WD 06-19 Active Incumbent Worker Training

Attachments:
WIOA 05/01/2019
AEL 06-20 Active Adult Education and Literacy Services and Reporting during the COVID-19 Pandemic Period AEL, Natural Disaster 09/11/2020
WD 06-21, Chg 3 Active Texas Rising Star Four-Year Review Implementation—Update

Attachments:
Child Care 04/06/2022
AEL 06-21 Active High School Equivalency Subsidy Program for Program Year 2021–2022

Attachments:
AEL 12/21/2021
WD 06-22 Active CLASS® Optional for Texas Rising Star Assessments

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Child Care 03/18/2022
WD 07-08 Active House Bill 1196: Repayment of Public Subsidies by Businesses Convicted of Knowingly Employing Undocumented Workers Administration 02/07/2008
AEL 07-14 Active Program Year 2014–2015 Adult Education and Literacy Program 5-Percent Performance Allocation Holdbacks AEL, Fiscal - Administration 12/30/2014
AEL 07-15 Active Information and Guidance on Program Costs to Support Instructional Performance AEL, Fiscal - Administration 06/19/2015
WD 07-16 Active Youth Career Fairs Program WIOA 05/05/2016
AEL 07-17, Chg 1 Active Required Syllabus Design for Adult Education and Literacy Instruction—Update

Attachments:
AEL 07/21/2021
WD 07-17 Active Local Workforce Development Board Transportation Policies to Safeguard against the Misuse of Funds—Update Administration, Child Care, SNAP E&T, TAA, TANF/Choices, WIOA 02/07/2017
AEL 07-18 Active Suitable Tests for Use in AEL AEL 10/09/2018
WD 07-18 Active Human Trafficking and the Role of Local Workforce Development Boards General, WIOA 06/21/2018
AEL 07-20 Active Fiscal Year 2021/Program Year 2020—Adult Education and Literacy Allocations and Fiscal Year 2020/Program Year 2019 Carryforward Funds

Attachments:
AEL, Fiscal - Allocations, TANF/Choices 09/16/2020
WD 07-20, Chg 3 Active COVID-19 Child Care Services Guidance—Update

Attachments:
Child Care, Natural Disaster 11/02/2020

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