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Information on all active and rescinded letters will appear in search results. However, a link to the letter is provided only for 1) active letters and 2) rescinded letters that were originally issued on or after January 1, 2016.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 Number Status Subject Keywords Publication Datesort ascending
WD 13-21 Active Initial Job Search Child Care Child Care 06/30/2021
WD 14-19, Chg 2 Active Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Individual Training Accounts and Training Contracts—Update

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ETP, WIOA 06/28/2021
WD 01-12, Chg 1 Active Unemployment Insurance Weekly Work Search Contact Requirements—Update

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UI 06/23/2021
WD 10-21 Active Trade Adjustment Assistance Expenditure Reporting in The Workforce Information System of Texas TAA, TWIST, WIOA 06/07/2021
AEL 04-21 Active AEL Enrollment and Data Validation Requirements

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AEL, WIOA 06/07/2021
AEL 03-21 Active Allowability of Funding Transportation Support Services with Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Funds AEL, WIOA 05/17/2021
WD 09-21 Active Metrix Learning and Parent Activity Requirements for Child Care Services Child Care 05/03/2021
AEL 02-21 Active Program Year 2020–2021 AEL Targets and Performance-Based Funding

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AEL, WIOA 04/14/2021
WD 07-21 Active Implementation of TWC Chapter 809 Child Care Services Rule Amendments regarding Direct Referrals from Partnerships, Reductions in Parent Share of Cost for Part-Time Referrals, and Waiting Period Transfer Policies Child Care 04/12/2021
AEL 01-21, Chg 1 Active High School Equivalency Subsidy Program—Update

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AEL 03/22/2021
WD 08-21 Active Child Care Automated Attendance and Manual Absence Tracking

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Child Care, Natural Disaster 03/22/2021
WD 16-14, Chg 2 Active Equal Opportunity Notice—Update

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Equal Opportunity, SNAP E&T, WIOA 03/10/2021
WD 02-21 Active Texas Rising Star Staff Education Extensions

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Child Care 03/01/2021
WD 20-20, Chg 2 Active COVID-19 and Additional Enhanced Reimbursement Rate Funding Distributions—Update

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Child Care, Natural Disaster 02/12/2021
AEL 03-20, Chg 1 Active Remote Testing, Waivers, and Performance in Adult Education and Literacy for Program Year 2020–2021

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AEL, Natural Disaster, WIOA 01/25/2021
WD 01-21 Active Applying Priority of Service and Identifying and Documenting Veterans and Transitioning Service Members

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ES, TAA, TWIST, Veterans, WIOA, WorkInTexas.com 01/22/2021
WD 05-19, Chg 1 Active Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Eligible Training Provider Program, Eligibility Criteria, and Performance Expectations—Update

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ETP, WIOA 01/12/2021
AEL 09-20 Active Math Assistance Call Center AEL 12/21/2020
WD 30-20 Active Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule Rapid Response, TAA, TWIST, UI, WIOA 12/14/2020
WD 04-20, Chg 2 Active Greeter in the WorkInTexas.com System—Update

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WorkInTexas.com 12/11/2020
WD 06-13, Chg 1 Active Documenting Services and Participant Contact in The Workforce Information System of Texas Counselor Notes—Update

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General, NCP Choices, SNAP E&T, TAA, TANF/Choices, TWIST, WIOA 12/11/2020
WD 28-20 Active Deobligation and Reallocation of Commission-Allocated Funds Child Care, SNAP E&T, TANF/Choices, WIOA 12/03/2020
WD 27-20 Active Common Exit Policy ES, NCP Choices, SNAP E&T, TAA, TANF/Choices, TWIST, Veterans, WIOA, WorkInTexas.com 12/02/2020
TA 280, Chg 1 Active Determining High-Poverty Geographic Areas WIOA 12/01/2020
WD 26-20, Chg 1 Active Reinstatement of the Child Care Work Requirement and Discontinuance of Extended Eligibility Redetermination Periods—Update

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Child Care, Natural Disaster 11/17/2020
WD 15-20 Active Funding Public-Sector Partnerships AEL, ES, SNAP E&T, TAA, TANF/Choices, WIOA 11/04/2020
WD 07-20, Chg 3 Active COVID-19 Child Care Services Guidance—Update

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Child Care, Natural Disaster 11/02/2020
WD 24-20 Active In-Demand Industries, In-Demand Occupations, and Target Occupations Lists

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Board Planning, ETP, WIOA 10/28/2020
WD 18-20 Active Local Workforce Development Board Planning Guidelines for Program Years 2021–2024

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Board Planning, WIOA 10/15/2020
WD 23-20 Active Workforce Automated Systems Data Entry Deadlines for Board Contract Year 2021 Child Care, ES, Performance, SNAP E&T, TAA, TANF/Choices, TWIST, WIOA, WorkInTexas.com 10/07/2020

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