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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

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Guidance Number Status Subject Keywords Publication Datesort ascending
TA 259 Active Provision of Meals and Refreshments All Programs, Fiscal - Administration 04/22/2013
TA 249 Active Identity Mismatch Verification Report

Child Care, TWIST 04/02/2013
WD 14-13 Active The Workforce Information System of Texas: New Fund Code for Non–Texas Workforce Commission-Funded Grants TWIST 03/12/2013
WD 17-13 Active Financial Manual for Grants and Contracts Fiscal - Administration 03/04/2013
WD 06-13 Active Documenting Services and Participant Contact in The Workforce Information System of Texas Counselor Notes

SNAP E&T, TAA, TANF/Choices, TWIST, WIA, 01/29/2013
WD 08-13 Active Implementation of Amended Chapter 811, Choices Rules

TANF/Choices 01/06/2013
TA 256 Active Coenrolling Customers in Trade Adjustment Assistance and Workforce Investment Act Services TAA, WIA 11/29/2012
WD 29-12 Active Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006—Update Financial Reporting 09/27/2012
WD 32-03, Chg 4 Active Workforce Investment Act: Updated Workforce Investment Act Eligibility Guidelines Desk References TWIST, WIA 09/17/2012
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
WD 22-12 Active Choices Self-Employment TANF/Choices, TWIST 07/31/2012
WD 17-12 Active Capturing Training-Related Employment Data in The Workforce Information System of Texas All Programs, TWIST 06/26/2012
TA 146, Chg 1 Active Online Payment Request System for Unemployment Insurance—Update ES, UI 03/29/2012
TA 211, Chg 2 Active Determining Employing Entities’ Access to—Update

ES, WIA 02/28/2012
WD 01-12 Active Unemployment Insurance Weekly Work Search Contact Requirements UI 01/12/2012
WD 38-11, Chg 1 Active Local Memoranda of Understanding with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to Serve Foster Youth--Update

Administration, General 12/20/2011
TA 192, Chg 1 Active Job Fairs – Update ES, 12/12/2011
WD 44-11 Active Workforce Investment Act Gold Standard Evaluation

TWIST, WIA 11/03/2011
TA 239 Active Developing an Employer Services Plan ES, 09/26/2011
TA 242 Active Employment Service and Unemployment Insurance Integration Project—Phase 3: Update

ES, UI, 08/25/2011
WD 30-11 Active Senate Bill 400: Texas Rising Star Provider Participation in the Texas Procurement and Support Services Cooperative Purchasing Program Child Care, TWIST 08/18/2011
TA 241 Active Pseudo Social Security Numbers TWIST, 07/27/2011
TA 240 Active Supporting Unemployment Insurance Appeals in Texas Workforce Solutions Offices ES, UI 07/13/2011
WD 19-11 Active Travel Costs

Fiscal - Administration 05/23/2011
TA 238 Active Online Courses Designed to Enhance Quality of Infant and Toddler Care Child Care 05/13/2011
TA 236 Active Free File and Other Resources for Free Income Tax Preparation and Filing All Programs 03/02/2011
TA 158, Chg 1 Active Documenting Ineligible Employers and Entities in the Business Customer Management Module of—Update ES, 03/01/2011
WD 35-10 Active Workforce Investment Act Individual Employment Plan for Adults and Dislocated Workers Enrolled in Training TWIST, WIA, 10/12/2010
TA 228 Active Required Workplace Posters General 09/01/2010
TA 227 Active Child Care Attendance Automation Service Invoices

Child Care 08/05/2010