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Mr. Larry Temple is the executive director of the Texas Workforce Commission charged with day-to-day operations of the agency including implementation of policies set by the commission.
In addition to responsibilities as the deputy executive director, Mr. Serna also directs the departments providing core internal services that include:
LaSha Lenzy, Division Director
The unemployment insurance program, funded through employer taxes, provides temporary partial income replacement to workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. The Unemployment Insurance and Regulation Division (UI) oversees:
Reagan Miller, Division Director
The Workforce Development Division provides oversight, coordination, guidance, planning, technical assistance and implementation of employment and training activities with a focus on meeting the needs of employers throughout the state of Texas. In addition the division:
Tom McCarty, Division Director
The External Relations Division is responsible for planning and implementing a coordinated outreach and education effort to customers and stakeholders. This includes:
Lisa Richardson, Interim Division Director
The Information Technology Division is responsible for the agency's technology infrastructure, including:
Aaron S. Demerson, Director
The primary responsibility of Employer Initiatives is to provide the leadership and direction within the Texas workforce system to engage employers, business organizations and the economic development community in the ongoing development of a customer-focused, market-driven workforce system.
Adam Leonard, Director
The Division of Operational Insight is responsible for evaluating operational, programmatic and outcome data to generate operational insights that TWC and its partners can use to improve quality throughput and efficiency to better meet the needs of employers and workers in Texas.
Ashley Sagebiel, Director
Internal Audit is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve operations. The role of Internal Audit is:
Lowell A. Keig, Division Director
The Civil Rights Division (CRD) enforces the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (Texas Labor Code, Chapter 21) and the Texas Fair Housing Act (Texas Property Code, Chapter 301). The Texas Commission on Human Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability and retaliation. The Texas Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination based race, color, religion, sex, national origin, mental or physical disability, familial status and retaliation. The CRD conducts the following activities:
Paul D. Carmona, Division Director
The Regulatory Integrity Division enforces all regulatory statutes within the jurisdiction of the agency, including UI, career schools, board sanctions, wage claims and child labor. The prevention, detection and elimination of fraud and abuse in the UI program is a priority of the division. Division responsibilities also include Monitoring, Performance & Legal Enforcement, Office of Investigations, Collections & Civil Actions, Subrecipient Monitoring and Labor Law.
Additionally, all collection matters for the agency involving overpayments and delinquent taxes owed to the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund, collection matters for the agency involving wage claims, and the collection of disallowed costs arising from contract monitoring are included in the Regulatory Integrity Division.
The Regulatory Integrity Division also works with the Office of Attorney General in all judicial reviews arising from enforcement actions, including UI and wage claim appeals.
Paul N. Jones, General Counsel
The General Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice and support to the agency.
Responsibilities encompassed include:
Last Verified: December 10, 2014
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Texas Workforce Commission Values: Community, Responsibility, Innovation, Accountability, Commitment to Excellence and Partnership.