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Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) supports well-founded research regarding employment and training. However, the agency by law must protect the confidentiality of the individuals and employers it serves consistent with applicable laws. TWC will generally only release information or data that does not identify people, unless there is an allowable exception to disclosure.
The guidelines below pertain to external research requests for information that is not publically available through reports on the agency's website. For other types of requests, see TWC Open Records Requests.
TWC generally consents to methodologically-sound research addressing an important issue regarding employment and training, if it meets the following criteria:
TWC generally only releases information or data in a de-identified form unless there is a compelling need for identifying information with a signed authorization or as an allowable governmental exception permitting release.