Overview

To manage its responsibilities in the Texas workforce system, a Workforce Development Board (Board) must have strong financial management and service delivery practices. As required by law (Texas Labor Code §302.048), the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) evaluates Board capacity to oversee and manage local funds and the delivery of local workforce services, and makes the evaluation results available.

We evaluate Board fulfillment of its responsibilities related to:

  • Developing, maintaining and upgrading comprehensive fiscal management and accountability systems
  • Hiring, training and retraining qualified staff to carry out the Board's oversight function
  • Selection and oversight of local contractors to improve delivery of workforce services
  • Oversight and improvement of operation of local Workforce Solutions offices in the area served by the Board
  • Managing contractors' performance across multiple Board programs and achieving required performance standards
  • Identifying and resolving long-standing oversight problems of the Board and performance problems of contract providers

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Evaluation Methodology

In accordance with law and rule (20 TAC §802.67 Commission Evaluation of Board Oversight Capacity), we evaluate Board performance and compliance with applicable statutes, regulations, and other governing provisions and make findings as appropriate with respect to the six areas of responsibility listed above.

TWC is currently developing amendments to §802.67 to improve the criteria we use to evaluate Board oversight capacity. We have temporarily suspended the publication of Board capacity ratings until the new rules are adopted.

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