Workforce Policy and Guidance

TWC’s Workforce Policy and Guidance page provides searchable access to Workforce Development Letters, Adult Education and Literacy Letters, and Technical Assistance Bulletins. If you have questions about policy guidance, please email:



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WD Letters, AEL Letters, and TA Bulletins

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Guidance Number Status Subject Keywords Publication Datesort ascending
WD 25-15 Active Applying Priority of Service and Identifying and Documenting Eligible Veterans and Transitioning Service Members

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All Programs, Veterans 10/26/2015
WD 15-15 Active Procedural Requirements for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Initial Designation of Local Workforce Development Areas

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Board Planning, WIOA 10/21/2015
WD 24-15 Active Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Eligible Training Providers Evaluation Criteria and Performance Expectations

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WIOA 10/13/2015
WD 21-15 Active Extension of the Texas Rising Star (TRS) Implementation Guidelines and Modifications to the TRS Scoring Methodology and TRS Assessment Process Child Care, TWIST 09/02/2015
AEL 08-15 Active Allowable Advertising and Public Relations Expenditures AEL, Fiscal - Administration 06/22/2015
AEL 07-15 Active Information and Guidance on Program Costs to Support Instructional Performance AEL, Fiscal - Administration 06/19/2015
AEL 04-15 Active Cost Allocation and Spending Priority Guidance for Adult Education and Literacy Grant Recipients and Fiscal Agents

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AEL, Fiscal - Administration, TANF/Choices, WIOA 06/04/2015
WD 12-15 Active Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Guidelines for Adults, Dislocated Workers, and Youth WIOA 06/02/2015
AEL 05-15 Active Distance Learning Expansion Funding Initiative Distribution with Texas High School Equivalency Preparation Emphasis

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AEL 05/29/2015
WD 10-15 Active 2015 Regional Workforce and Adult Education Integration Funding AEL, ES, WIOA, WIA 04/28/2015
AEL 02-15 Active Adult Education and Literacy Incentive Awards

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AEL, TWIST 04/24/2015
AEL 03-15 Active Program Year 2014–2015 Adult Education and Literacy Program 5-Percent Performance Allocation Holdbacks—Update

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AEL, Fiscal - Administration 04/24/2015
WD 06-15 Active Industry-Recognized Skills Certification Initiative

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WIA 03/09/2015
AEL 06-14 Active Contract Amendment Process for Adult Education and Literacy Contracts Ending June 30, 2016

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AEL, TANF/Choices 12/30/2014
AEL 07-14 Active Program Year 2014–2015 Adult Education and Literacy Program 5-Percent Performance Allocation Holdbacks AEL, Fiscal - Administration 12/30/2014
WD 32-14 Active Guidelines for Implementing Workforce Investment Act Waivers—Update WIA 11/25/2014
WD 31-14 Active Implementation of Amended Chapter 802, Integrity of the Texas Workforce System Rules, Regarding Board Contract Limits All Programs 10/24/2014
TA 270 Active Child Care Quality Expenditure Cost Categories

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Child Care, Financial Reporting 10/01/2014
AEL 04-14 Active Adult Education and Literacy Grantee Contracts Ending August 31, 2014 AEL, Fiscal - Administration, TANF/Choices 08/26/2014
WD 06-14 Active On-the-Job Training

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TANF/Choices, TWIST, WIA, WorkInTexas.com 08/21/2014
TA 268 Active Fidelity Bonding Services and Marketing Tools

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All Programs 06/18/2014
AEL 03-14, Chg 1 Active Program Year 2014 Adult Education and Literacy Program Allocations for Local Service Delivery and Accompanying Amounts for Professional Development—Update AEL, Fiscal - Allocations, TANF/Choices 06/17/2014
WD 18-14 Active Planned Gap in Service for Noncustodial Parent Choices Program NCP Choices, TWIST 06/12/2014
TA 267 Active State Data Validation Requirements: Eliminating Data Element Errors in TWIST TAA, TWIST, WIA, WorkInTexas.com 04/09/2014
AEL 01-14 Active Closeout of Adult Education and Literacy and English Literacy and Civics Program Year 2013–2014 Contracts AEL 04/09/2014
AEL 02-14 Active Contract Amendment Process for Adult Education and Literacy and English Literacy and Civics Grantee Contracts Ending August 31, 2014

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AEL 04/09/2014
TA 266 Active Texas Health and Human Services Commission Data Discrepancies SNAP E&T, TANF/Choices, TWIST 02/12/2014
AEL 01-13 Active Cash Draw and Expenditure Reporting System Instructions for Adult Education and Literacy Fiscal Agents, English Literacy and Civics Grantees, T-CALL, and Project GREAT Centers

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AEL, Financial Reporting 10/02/2013
TA 263 Active The Workforce Information System of Texas Trade Adjustment Assistance Desk Aid

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TAA, TWIST 09/04/2013
TA 261 Active U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Work-Study Program All Programs 05/30/2013

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