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Current Texas Workforce Commission Rules

Current Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) rules, as codified in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 40, Part 20, are listed below.  To access information on past rule amendments, see TWC Rules Adoptions and Proposals.

Rule Date Last Modified
Chapter 800. General AdministrationPDF Feb 25, 2019
Chapter 801. Local Workforce Development BoardsPDF Feb 11, 2011
Chapter 802. Integrity of the Texas Workforce SystemPDF Jan 08, 2019
Chapter 803. Skills Development FundPDF Feb 09, 2006
Chapter 804. Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant ProgramPDF Dec 12, 2016
Chapter 805. Adult Education and LiteracyPDF Aug 19, 2016
Chapter 806. Purchases of Products and Services from People with DisabilitiesPDF Sep 01, 2015
Chapter 807. Career Schools and Colleges PDF Dec 05, 2017
Chapter 809. Child Care ServicesPDF Jan 08, 2019
Chapter 811. ChoicesPDF Jan 08, 2013
Chapter 813. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and TrainingPDF Aug 21, 2018
Chapter 815. Unemployment InsurancePDF Apr 28, 2020
Chapter 817. Child LaborPDF Aug 11, 2014
Chapter 819. Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights DivisionPDF Sep 12, 2016
Chapter 821. Texas Payday RulesPDF Dec 05, 2017
Chapter 823. Integrated Complaints, Hearings, and AppealsPDF Jan 07, 2008
Chapter 835. Self - Sufficiency FundPDF Sep 29, 2003
Chapter 837. Apprenticeship Training ProgramPDF Apr 23, 2018
Chapter 841. Workforce Investment ActPDF Jan 11, 2008
Chapter 843. Job Matching ServicesPDF Mar 14, 2016
Chapter 845. Texas Work & Family ClearinghousePDF Mar 13, 2006
Chapter 849. Employment and Training Services for Dislocated Workers Eligible for Trade BenefitsPDF Jan 12, 2015
Chapter 850. Vocational Rehabilitation Services Administrative Rules and Procedures PDF May 13, 2019
Chapter 853. Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind  PDF Aug 21, 2018
Chapter 854. Business Enterprises of Texas PDF Sep 01, 2019
Chapter 856. Vocational Rehabilitation Services PDF Aug 21, 2018
Chapter 857. Purchase of Goods and Services for Vocational Rehabilitation Services by Texas Workforce Commission  PDF Transferred effective 09/01/16
Chapter 858. Vocational Rehabilitation Services Contract Management Requirement PDF Transferred effective 09/01/16


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Pending Policy Concepts, Proposed Rules, Rule Reviews & State Plans

When TWC approves for publication in the Texas Register proposed rules, rule reviews or state plans, we also post them here, including the preamble of the proposed rule or review. Policy concepts are also approved by the Commission for public comment.

 On March 17, 2020, the Commission approved the following proposed rules to be posted for public comment:

The approved proposed rules will be published in the Texas Register on April 3, 2020.

Public comments must be received by May 4, 2020. 

On February 4, 2020, the Commission approved the following proposed rules to be posted for public comment:

The approved proposed rules will be published in the Texas Register on February 21, 2020.

Public comments must be received or postmarked by March 23, 2020. 

To comment on TWC rules and policy documents, send comments to TWC Policy Comments at

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