Texas Workforce Commission Meetings

TWC's three Commissioners hear administrative reports, discuss and act on agency business, and decide unemployment insurance cases. The public is invited to comment before the Commission on any issue within the jurisdiction of the Commission. Audio of public policy meetings can be accessed by those who register to listen live or through a recording of the meeting through Adobe ConnectAdobe Connect icon.

Meeting Schedule:

Meeting Location:

Texas Workforce Commission
101 E 15th St, Rm 244
Austin, TX 78701
 

Meetings at Other Locations:

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Vocational Rehabilitation Public Stakeholder Meetings

TWC will seek input on the combining of the two designated state units (DSUs) into a single Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program at meeting across the state. The agenda of the meetings will include discussion of the proposed organizational structure, combined VR goals and related policy changes.

Meeting Schedule and Locations:

Monday, January 9 – Austin, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Texas Workforce Commission
101 E. 15th Street, 244
Austin, TX 78701

Thursday, January 12 – Harlingen, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Texas State Technical College Cultural Arts Center
1825 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550

Friday, January 13 – Houston, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
United Way Houston Community Resource Center
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

Thursday, January 19 – Lubbock, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Workforce Solutions South Plains Workforce Development Board
1301 Broadway, Basement Level Conference Room
Lubbock, TX 79401

Friday, January 20 – Dallas, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Dallas County El Centro College – Bill J. Priest Campus, Room 1530
1402 N. Corinth St.
Dallas, TX 75215

TWC will have Communication Access Real-time Captioning (CART) services and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters at each meeting. People who have additional communication or other accommodation needs who are planning to attend the public meetings should contact TWC Conference Planning at 512-463-6389 or by email at conferenceplanning.media@twc.state.tx.us. Requests for accommodations should be made five business days prior to the public meeting date.

The Commission will accept written comments until January 27, 2017. Please send your comments by Friday, January 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. CST to TWC Policy Comments:

Email to TWCPolicyComments@twc.state.tx.us
Mail to TWC Policy Comments, Workforce Policy and Service Delivery, attn.: Workforce
Editing, 101 East 15th St., Rm. 440T, Austin, Texas 78778
Fax to 512-475-3577

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Jobs & Education for Texans (JET) Advisory Board Meetings

The six-member JET Advisory Board meets at least once each quarter, or as needed, to review received applications and to recommend grant awards for the JET program.

Meeting Schedule:

January 11, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Meeting Location:

Texas Workforce Commission
101 E 15th St, Rm 151
Austin, TX 78701

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Business Enterprises of Texas (BET) Elected Committee of Managers

The 12-member Business Enterprises of Texas Elected Committee of Managers represents the interests of Texans who are blind who have been licensed as food service managers by the Business Enterprises of Texas program.

Meeting Schedule:

January 14, 2017

Meeting Location

Doubletree at the Galleria
4099 Valley View
Dallas, TX 75244

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Purchasing from People with Disabilities Advisory Committee

The 13-member Purchasing from People with Disabilities Advisory Committee provides recommendations to the Texas Workforce Commission on matters related to the Texas Purchasing from People with Disabilities program, which assists individuals with disabilities in achieving independence through productive employment opportunities. 

Meeting Schedule:

January 18, 2017 (10 a.m.)

Meeting Location:

Texas Workforce Commission
101 E 15th St. Rm 151
Austin, TX 78778

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Benefits of Hiring People With Disabilities Business Forum

The free Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities Business Forum on January 25, 2017, will provide information about best practices, workforce development strategies, and other key topics to business owners, Human Resources professionals and hiring managers.

Meeting Schedule:

January 25, 2017
8:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meeting Location:

Norris Conference Center at North Cross Mall
2525 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas 78757
Registration: https://tbc.expoplanner.com/index.cfm?do=reg.flow&event_id=49

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Rehabilitation Council of Texas

The 15-member Rehabilitation Council of Texas meets at least quarterly to work with TWC Vocational Rehabilitation Services programs to develop, agree to and review state goals and priorities.

Meeting Schedule:

February 2-3, 2017

Meeting Location

Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center Auditorium
4800 N Lamar
Austin, TX 78756

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Texas Business Conferences

Texas Business Conferences

The Office of the Commissioner Representing Employers sponsors the Texas Business Conferences, a series of employer seminars around the state. Employers are encouraged to attend at least one of the seminars in order to learn nuts and bolts information on state and federal employment laws and how to deal with the unemployment claim and appeal process.

2017 Texas Business Conferences:

More locations and dates will be posted soon, please check back for updates.

For more information covering issues and interests of Texas employers, see Texas Business Today.

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Annual Texas Workforce Conference

Thank you to all of the attendees and presenters at the 20th Annual Texas Workforce Conference.  Without your participation, the 2016 conference would not have been such a success.

  • Conference PowerPoints and Handouts will be available in mid-January

2017 Annual Texas Workforce Conference scheduled for November 29 - December 1, 2017 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

Are you interested in sharing your knowledge and being a part of the TWC/IWAP 21st Annual Conference in Dallas? TWC is seeking proposals for creative and exciting conference workshops that will broaden horizons, enrich experiences and challenge workforce professionals in attendance. Submittal due date is February 28, 2017.

Submit your proposal today!

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Workforce Forum

Photo Conference Meeting

The Texas Workforce Commission Workforce Forum is sponsored by TWC's Workforce and Board Support department. The forum is designed to increase workforce staff capacity through knowledge  and information exchange.





Upcoming Forum:

April 17 - 19, 2017, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 6505 North Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78752

Previous Forum:

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