TWC Seeks Volunteers for Advisory Committee for Purchasing from People with Disabilities

DATE: May 4, 2017

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Givens
HONE: 512-463-8556

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is currently accepting applications to serve on the Advisory Committee for Purchasing from People with Disabilities. The committee comprises 13 members who advise TWC on matters relating to the Works Wonders program, commonly referred to as the State Use Program, which assists individuals with disabilities in achieving independence through productive employment.

Upcoming Advisory Committee positions include representation from the following:

  • One individual from an organization that advocates for persons with disabilities
  • Two individuals who are employed by a community rehabilitation program (CRP)
  • Two individuals with disabilities (one of whom is employed by a CRP)

The committee meets at least twice a year. At least once each fiscal year, the advisory committee will review and, if necessary, recommend changes to program objectives, performance goals and measures and criteria for participation.

The committee members serve staggered four-year terms and may not serve more than two terms. Committee members include representatives from CRPs, advocates, individuals with disabilities and a representative from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

TWC is accepting applications through June 5, 2017, for the five upcoming committee positions. Selected members will serve a term through August 1, 2021.

For further information or for an application to serve on the advisory committee, visit the Purchasing from People with Disabilities Advisory Committee web page on the TWC website. You also may send an email to PurchasingfromPeoplewithDisabilities@twc.state.tx.us.

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