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:

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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Information on all active and rescinded letters will appear in search results. However, a link to the letter is provided only for 1) active letters and 2) rescinded letters that were originally issued on or after January 1, 2016.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 Number Statussort descending Subject Keywords Publication Date
WD 01-04 Active Accessing Information in the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Texas Integrated Eligibility Redesign System

Child Care, FSE&T, TANF/Choices 01/26/2004
WD 01-07 Active Workforce Investment Act: Using WIA Funds to Serve Incumbent and Employed Workers WIA 01/10/2007
WD 01-08 Active Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Funds: Serving Exiting Military Service Members and Spouses of Active Military Service Members Veterans, WIA 01/04/2008
WD 02-03, Chg 5 Active Workforce Investment Act Eligible Training Providers: Initial Eligibility Application Process and Performance Reporting Requirements WIA 10/25/2005
WD 02-07, Chg 1 Active Procurement of Workforce Services – Update

Administration, General 02/01/2008
WD 04-08 Active Procedure for Updating Directory of Workforce Centers and Satellite Offices

General 03/28/2008
WD 05-09 Active Advance Notice of Changes in Texas Workforce Center or Satellite Office Locations

Administration 02/18/2009
WD 06-00 Active The Youth Council Function of Local Workforce Development Boards WIA 02/14/2000
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 07-08 Active House Bill 1196: Repayment of Public Subsidies by Businesses Convicted of Knowingly Employing Undocumented Workers Administration 02/07/2008
WD 08-08 Active Implementation of the New Integrated Complaints, Hearings, and Appeals Rules

Child Care, FSE&T, TANF/Choices, WIA 04/29/2008
WD 10-07 Active Adoption of Local Workforce Development Board Policies in Open Meetings Administration 02/02/2007
WD 11-06 Active Eligibility for Non–Low-Income Individuals Meeting Specific Workforce Investment Act Eligibility Criteria Board Planning, WIA 07/31/2006
WD 13-08 Active Security of Personal Identity Data Administration, All Programs, General 04/01/2008
WD 14-08 Active Modifications to Unemployment Insurance Benefits System Access

ES, UI 03/19/2008
WD 14-10, Chg 1 Active Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Subsidized Employment Initiatives—Update

Financial Reporting, SNAP E&T, TANF/Choices, TWIST 07/15/2010
WD 16-08, Chg 1 Active Prevention and Detection of Fraud, Waste, Theft, and Program Abuse – Update Administration 10/28/2008
WD 17-05 Active New Unemployment Insurance Minimum Pay Reduction Requirements in

UI, 07/14/2005
TA 256 Active Coenrolling Customers in Trade Adjustment Assistance and Workforce Investment Act Services TAA, WIA 11/29/2012
WD 17-10 Active Outreach and Promotional Materials, Advertising, Sponsorships, Employee Apparel, and Award Ceremonies Charged to Grant Awards and Subawards Funded through the Texas Workforce Commission Equal Opportunity, General 05/11/2010
WD 19-11 Active Travel Costs

Fiscal - Administration 05/23/2011
WD 21-09 Active Mandatory Training on the Impact of Family Violence Administration 06/26/2009
WD 21-17 Active WIOA Guide to Texas Workforce System Operations AEL, WIOA 07/18/2017
WD 22-12 Active Choices Self-Employment TANF/Choices, TWIST 07/31/2012
WD 24-01 Active Prohibition Against Discrimination Based on Disability or Limited English Proficiency in the Administration of Workforce Services

Administration, Equal Opportunity 06/22/2001
WD 24-02 Active House Bill 3473: Protection of Professionals who Report Cases of Child Abuse or Neglect Administration 09/26/2002
WD 24-07, Chg 1 Active Reasonableness of Personnel Compensation: Clarification and Additional Guidelines – Update

Administration 10/05/2007
WD 25-09, Chg 1 Active Contracting with Institutions of Higher Education and Other Eligible Training Providers—Update Recovery Act 04/12/2010
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