Texas Workforce Commission Rules

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 Aug 19, 2016
Chapter 801. Local Workforce Development BoardsPDF Feb 11, 2011
Chapter 802. Integrity of the Texas Workforce SystemPDF Nov 11, 2015
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 Nov 14, 2016
Chapter 809. Child Care ServicesPDF Sep 30, 2016
Chapter 811. ChoicesPDF Jan 08, 2013
Chapter 813. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and TrainingPDF Sep 04, 2009
Chapter 815. Unemployment InsurancePDF Aug 19, 2016
Chapter 817. Child LaborPDF Aug 11, 2014
Chapter 819. Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights DivisionPDF Sep 12, 2016
Chapter 821. Texas Payday RulesPDF Sep 21, 2010
Chapter 823. Integrated Complaints, Hearings, and AppealsPDF Jan 07, 2008
Chapter 833. Community Development InitiativesPDF Feb 21, 2007
Chapter 835. Self - Sufficiency FundPDF Sep 29, 2003
Chapter 837. Apprenticeship Training ProgramPDF Jun 16, 2014
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 847. Project RIO Employment Activities and Support ServicesPDF Jun 28, 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 Transferred effective 09/01/16
Chapter 852. Purchase of Goods and Services by the Texas Workforce Commission-Vocational Rehabilitation Services Transferred effective 09/01/16
Chapter 854. Division for Blind Services Transferred effective 09/01/16
Chapter 856. Division for Rehabilitation Services Transferred effective 09/01/16
Chapter 857. Purchase of Goods and Services for Vocational Rehabilitation Services by Texas Workforce Commission Transferred effective 09/01/16
Chapter 858. Vocational Rehabilitation Services Contract Management Transferred effective 09/01/16


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Pending 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.

Proposed rules:

On November 8, 2016, the Commission approved the following:

Comments are due by December 26, 2016.


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

Combined State Plan Modification

On March 21, 2017, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) approved a draft of modifications to the Combined State Plan for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) covering Program Years 2016–2019, for posting for public comment.

Senate Bill 208, 84th Texas Legislature (Regular Session), which transferred the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services to the Texas Workforce Commission, effective September 1, 2016, requires Rehabilitative Services and Blind Services to merge into one division.  This WIOA Combined State Plan Modification includes a new VR Plan that addresses all of the required elements for both general rehabilitative and blind services.

Additionally, on January 30, 2017, the governor approved the redesignation of the Alamo and Coastal Bend workforce development areas, moving McMullen County from Coastal Bend to Alamo.  This WIOA Combined State Plan Modification includes an explanation of this redesignation, as well as an updated map showing the 28 workforce development areas in Texas.

TWC welcomes and invites input on these modifications.  All comments must be submitted by Friday, April 21, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., and may be:

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