Texas State Resource Center
Texas Statewide Offices
- Attorney General
The Attorney General (AG) is the State's lawyer and is charged to: defend the laws and the Constitution of Texas; represent the State in litigation; and approve public bond issues. To fulfill these responsibilities, the Office of the AG serves as legal counsel to all boards and agencies of state government; issues legal opinions when requested by the Governor, heads of state agencies and other officials and agencies as provided by Texas statute; sits as an ex-officio member of state committees and commissions; and defends challenges to state laws and suits against both state agencies and individual employees of the State.
- Comptroller of Public Accounts
The Comptroller is the chief financial officer for Texas. The Comptroller manages the state’s finances; acts as tax collector, chief accountant, chief revenue estimator and chief treasurer for all of state government; chairs the state's Treasurey Safekeeping Trust; and provides Texas state agencies, local governments, businesses and citizens with a wide variety of services to help ensure the state's continuing prosperity.
The Governor of Texas is the head of the executive branch of Texas's government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The governor has the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Texas Legislature, and to convene the legislature. The governor may grant pardons in cases other than impeachment (but only when recommended by the Board of Pardons and Paroles) or in the case of treason, with permission by the legislature.
- Lt. Governor
The Lt. Governor of Texas holds the second most powerful post in Texas government because its occupant controls the work of the Texas Senate and controls the budgeting process as a leader of the Legislative Budget Board. The Lt. Governor assumes the powers of the Governor when the governor is out of the state or otherwise unable to discharge the office. The Lt. Governor is elected separately from the Governor, rather than on the same ticket.
- Secretary of State
The Secretary of State serves as Chief Election Officer for Texas; publishes government rules and regulations; commissions notaries public; and serves as keeper of the state seal and attestor to the Governor's signature on official documents. The Office of the Secretary of State also provides a repository for official and business and commercial records required to be filed with the Office. In addition, the Secretary serves as senior advisor and liaison to the Governor for Texas Border and Mexican Affairs, and serves as Chief International Protocol Officer for Texas.
- State Auditor
The State Auditor's Office (SAO) is the independent auditor for Texas state government. SAO operates with oversight from the Legislative Audit Committee. SAO performs audits, reviews, and investigations of any entity receiving state funds, including state agencies and higher education institutions. Other SAO responsibilities include managing the State Classification Plan and providing support to state agency and higher education human resource offices. In addition, SAO coordinates and provides continuing educational opportunities for audit and accounting professionals.
- State of Texas
Texas is the second-largest U.S. state by both area and population, and the largest state in the contiguous United States. The name, meaning "friends" or "allies" in Caddo, was applied by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves and to the region of their settlement in East Texas. It is located in the South Central United States, bordered by Mexico to the south.
Texas Legislative Branch
- Legislative Budget Board
The Legislative Budget Board (LBB) is a permanent joint committee of the Texas Legislature that develops budget and policy recommendations for legislative appropriations for all agencies of state government, as well as completes fiscal analyses for proposed legislation. The LBB also conducts evaluations and reviews for the purpose of identifying and recommending changes that improve the efficiency and performance of state and local operations and finances.
- Legislative Council
The mission of the Legislative Council is to provide professional, nonpartisan service and support to the Texas Legislature and the other legislative agencies. The Council serves as a source of impartial research and information. It employs professional, administrative, and technical staff to assist legislators in drafting proposed legislation and in obtaining information on specific legislative problems and on matters affecting the general welfare of the state. Council staff also handle the printing, processing, and distribution of legislative documents and provide computer support to the legislature and all of the other legislative agencies.
- Legislative Reference Library
The primary purpose of the Legislative Reference Library is to satisfy the reference and research needs of the Legislature, its staff, and its committees. Whenever possible within this framework, the library will assist the public and other state agencies with legislative research.
- Texas House of Representatives
The Texas House of Representatives is the lower house of the Texas Legislature. The House is composed of 150 members elected from single-member districts across the state. Representatives are elected to two-year terms with no term limits.
- Texas Legislature Online
Texas Legislature Online is the official website for the Texas Legislature, introduced on December 12, 1996. The site provides information on legislation, committees, house, and senate. The Legislature of the State of Texas is is a bicameral body composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Only the Governor may call the Legislature into special sessions, unlike other states where the legislature may call itself into session.
- Texas Senate
The Texas Senate is the upper house of the Texas Legislature. There are 31 members of the Senate, representing 31 single-member districts across the state. There are no term limits, and each term is four years long.
Texas Court Rules and Forms
- Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Forms
- Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Rules
Rules and Standards of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Includes Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure.
- Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure
- Texas Rules of Civil Procedure
- Texas Rules of Evidence
- Texas Supreme Court Rules
Rules and Standards of the Supreme Court of Texas.
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Eastern District of Texas Forms & Rules
Provides Links and information on Bankruptcy Rules, Forms & Fees.
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Northern District of Texas Forms
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Northern District of Texas Rules
Local Bankruptcy Rules.
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of Texas Forms & Rules
Provides Links and information on Bankruptcy Forms, Fees & Rules.
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Western District of Texas Rules
Local Rules and Standing Orders.
Texas Judicial Branch
- Office of Court Administration
The Office of Court Administration (OCA) operates under the direction and supervision of the Supreme Court of Texas. OCA provides the following resources for the various courts: technical assistance, training, and research on court administration, and funding and standards for indigent defense; information technology solutions and fiscal consultation; staffing and support; and staffing and administration.
- Supreme Court of Texas
Composed of the Chief Justice and eight Justices, the Supreme Court of Texas is the court of last resort for civil matters in the State of Texas. The Justices of the Supreme Court are elected to staggered six-year terms in state-wide elections. When a vacancy arises the Governor may appoint a Justice, subject to Senate confirmation, to serve out the remainder of an unexpired term until the next general election.
- Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
The Court of Criminal Appeals is Texas' highest court for criminal cases. The Court consists of a Presiding Judge and eight Judges. They are elected by the voters of the entire state, and they hold their offices for terms of six years.
- Texas Courts Online
Texas Courts Online (TCO) is the portal to Texas Judicial pages. The Texas court system is made up of the Supreme Court; The Court of Criminal Appeals; 14 Courts of Appeals; 453 District Courts; 503 County-Level Courts (Constitutional County Courts, County Courts at Law & Statutory Probate Courts); 822 Justice Courts; 95 Municipal Courts; and the Office of Court Administration.
Texas Executive Branch
- Department of Aging and Disability Services
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) is an agency of the Texas Health and Human Services System that supports the state's elderly and disabled population. DADS was created as a result of House Bill 2292 (78th Texas Legislature) which consolidated into the new agency these services: mental retardation services and state school programs; community care, nursing facility, and long-term care regulatory services; and aging services and programs.
- Department of Agriculture
The mission of the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is to partner with all Texans to make Texas the nation's leader in agriculture, fortify the economy, empower rural communities, promote healthy lifestyles, and cultivate winning strategies for rural, suburban and urban Texas through exceptional service and the common threads of agriculture in their daily lives.
- Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) is an agency of the Texas Health and Human Services System. DARS works in partnership with Texans with disabilities and families with children who have developmental delays to improve the quality of their lives and to enable their full participation in society.
- Department of Banking
The mission of the Texas Department of Banking is to ensure Texas has a safe, sound and competitive financial services system. Responsibility within the Texas Department of Banking is divided among six main divisions: Executive; Bank & Trust; Corporate Activities; Legal; Special Audits; and Strategic Support.
- Department of Criminal Justice
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) manages offenders in state prisons, state jails and private correctional facilities that contract with TDCJ. The agency also provides funding and certain oversight of community supervision (previously known as adult probation) and is responsible for the supervision of offenders released from prison on parole or mandatory supervision.
- Department of Housing and Community Affairs
The mission of the Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) is to help Texans achieve an improved quality of life through the development of better communities. TDHCA accomplishes this mission by acting as a conduit for federal grant funds for housing and community services. However, because several major housing programs require the participation of private investors and private lenders, TDHCA also operates as a housing finance agency. TDHCA also serves as a financial and administrative resource that helps provide essential services and affordable housing opportunities to Texans who qualify for this assistance based on their income level.
- Department of Information Resources
The Department of Information Resources (DIR) provides statewide leadership and oversight for management of government information and communications technology. The mission of DIR is to transform the delivery of technology to state agencies so they can better serve the citizens of Texas.
- Department of Insurance
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) regulates the state’s insurance industry. TDI licenses insurance companies, agents, third-party administrators, HMOs, premium finance companies, continuing care retirement communities, insurance adjusters, and public insurance adjusters doing business in Texas. TDI also issues rules and regulations for the state’s insurance industry, enforces the Texas Insurance Code, and investigates and takes enforcement action against company and agent misconduct.
- Department of Licensing and Regulation
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is the state's umbrella occupational regulatory agency, responsible for the regulation of 29 occupations and industries. The regulated industries are diverse, ranging from boxing to electricians, from elevators to auctioneers. TDLR is governed by a seven member commission whose members are appointed by the Governor.
- Department of Motor Vehicles
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) was created in June 2009 and became operational on November 1, 2009. TxDMV is responsible for: vehicle registration and titling; issuing motor carrier operating authority;motor carrier enforcement; licensing vehicle dealers; and awarding law enforcement agencies grants to reduce auto theft and increase public awareness.
- Department of Public Safety
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an agency of Texas created to provide public safety services to those people in the state by enforcing laws, administering regulatory programs, managing records, educating the public, and managing emergencies, both directly and through interaction with other agencies.
- Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending
The Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending is subject to the oversight and under the jurisdiction of the Finance Commission of Texas. The Department has two key areas of regulatory responsibility: the chartering, regulation and supervision of the state’s thrift industry; and the licensing/registration and regulation of the state’s mortgage industry. These two areas of responsibility cover the vast majority of residential mortgage lending in Texas.
- Department of State Health Services
The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is an agency of the Texas Health and Human Services System. Its mission is to improve health and well-being in Texas. DSHS oversees programs such as disease prevention and bioterrorism preparedness, family and community health services, environmental and consumer safety, regulatory programs and mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment programs.
- Department of Transportation
The mission of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is to provide safe, effective and efficient movement of people and goods. Though the public face of the agency is generally associated with the construction and maintenance of the state's immense highway system, the agency is also responsible for overseeing aviation, rail, and public transportation systems in the state.
- Division of Emergency Management
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is a division of the Department of Public Safety. TDEM coordinates the state emergency management program, which is intended to ensure the state and its local governments respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters, and implement plans and programs to help prevent or lessen the impact of emergencies and disasters. TDEM implements programs to increase public awareness about threats and hazards, coordinates emergency planning, provides an extensive array of specialized training for emergency responders and local officials, and administers disaster recovery, hazard mitigation, and homeland security grant programs in the State of Texas.
- Employees Retirement System
The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) was created in 1947 to oversee retirement benefits for State of Texas employees. n addition to retirement benefits, ERS now administers the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), TexFlex and Texa$aver programs. GBP is the group insurance plan (health, dental, life and disability); TexFlex is the federal program which allows employees to set aside pre-tax money for day care and health expenses; and Texa$aver is a voluntary retirement savings program that allows employees to grow their own savings with pre-tax money in a 401(k) or 457 plan.
- Office of Administrative Hearings
The State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) is an independent agency within the executive branch of the State of Texas. SOAH conducts hearings and mediations in response to referrals from more than 50 state agencies and governmental entities. SOAH’s mission is to conduct fair, prompt, and efficient hearings and mediations, and to provide fair, reasoned, and timely decisions.
- Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner
The mission of the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner (OCCC) is to regulate the credit industry and educate consumers and creditors. OCCC aims for high quality standards to: regulate fairly, efficiently, and effectively, addressing both consumers and creditors by enforcing Texas credit laws and licensing qualified lenders; educate consumers and credit providers of their rights, remedies, and responsibilities; communicate collaboratively with and encourage communication among the credit industry, consumer public, and the agency; and protect and safeguard consumers against abusive and deceptive lending practices.
- Office of Risk Management
The mission of the State Office of Risk Management is to provide active leadership to enable State of Texas agencies to protect their employees, the general public, and the state’s physical and financial assets by reducing and controlling risk in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
- Office of Rural Community Affairs
The Texas Department of Rural Affairs is a state agency, created in 2001 as the Office of Rural Community Affairs to ensure a continuing focus on rural issues, monitor governmental actions affecting rural Texas, research problems and recommend solutions, and to coordinate rural programs among state agencies.
- Office of State-Federal Relations
The Texas Office of State-Federal Relations (OSFR) was established in 1965 as a division of the Governor’s Office and became a separate agency in 1971. OSFR is the state’s advocate in Washington, DC, representing state government with the Administration, Congress, and federal agencies to advocate the interests of Texas, especially as interests relate to the missions and functions of Texas State Government.
- Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism
The Economic Development and Tourism division of the Governor’s Office markets Texas globally as the premier business location and travel destination. It develops strategies to generate leads and inquiries which over time can be developed into business recruitment prospects, export opportunities and tourism – thereby creating jobs and wealth for Texans.
- Parks and Wildlife Department
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) provides outdoor recreational opportunities by managing and protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat and acquiring and managing parklands and historic areas. It has inherited the functions of many state entities created to protect Texas' natural resources. The agency has six Program Divisions: Coastal Fisheries; Infrastructure; Inland Fisheries; Law Enforcement; State Parks; and Wildlife.
- Teacher Retirement System
The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) is responsible for investing funds under its stewardship and for delivering benefits to members as authorized by the Texas Legislature. TRS is a defined benefit plan, with retirement benefits determined by a pre-established formula. The trust fund is sustained principally by three sources: contributions by members during their working careers; contributions by the state; and investment revenues.
- Texas Animal Health Commission
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) works to protect the health of all Texas livestock. TAHC also works to keep pests from reoccurring as major livestock health hazards. TAHC has legislative authority to make and enforce regulations to prevent, control, and eradicate specific infectious animal diseases which endanger livestock.
- Texas Department of Family and Protective Service
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Service (DFPS) is an agency of the Texas Health and Human Services System. DFPS is responsible for investigating charges of abuse, neglect or exploitation of children, elderly adults and adults with disabilities. Formerly named the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, DFPS was created effective February 1, 2004 as the first new agency in a major reorganization of Texas's health and human services system.
- Texas Economic Development Council
The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) is an Austin-based, statewide, non-profit professional association dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas. TEDC is the largest state association of economic development professionals, volunteers, and elected officials whose goal is to bring new investment and jobs to Texas.
- Texas Education Agency
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is the administrative unit for primary and secondary public education. Under the leadership of the commissioner of education, TEA: manages the textbook adoption process; oversees development of the statewide curriculum; administers the statewide assessment program; administers a data collection system on public school students, staff, and finances; rates school districts under the statewide accountability system; operates research and information programs; monitors for compliance with federal guidelines; and serves as a fiscal agent for the distribution of state and federal funds.
- Texas General Land Office
The Texas General Land Office (GLO) serves the schoolchildren, veterans, and all people of Texas by preserving their history, protecting their environment, expanding economic opportunity, and maximizing state revenue through innovative administration and prudent stewardship of state lands and resources.
- Texas Health and Human Services System
The Texas Health and Human Services System includes five agencies, which operate under the oversight of the Health and Human Services Commission: The five health and human services agencies are: Health and Human Services Commission; Department of Family and Protective Services; Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services; Department of Aging and Disability Services; and Department of State Health Services.
- Texas Military Forces
The Texas Military Forces is the combined military strength of the U.S. state of Texas. It is composed of three branches: the Texas Army National Guard; the Texas Air National Guard; and the Texas State Guard. All report to the State Adjutant General and are under the command of the Governor of Texas.
- Texas Music Office
The Texas Music Office serves as the information clearinghouse and promotion office for the Texas music industry; provides referrals to Texas music businesses, talent and events in order to attract new business to Texas and/or to encourage Texas businesses and individuals to keep music business in-state; serves as liaison between music businesses and other government offices and agencies.; and publicizes significant developments within the Texas music industry.
- Texas State Cemetery
The Texas State Cemetery is the final resting place of Governors, Senators, Legislators, Congressmen, Judges and other legendary Texans who have made the state what it is today.
- Texas Tourism
Texas Tourism is the state's online tourism website managed by the Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism. Provides tourism and information links for Things to Do; Cities & Regions; Trip Planning and various downloads.
Texas Boards and Commissions
- Board of Architectural Examiners
The Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE) is a multi-profession regulatory agency that oversees the examination, registration, and professional regulation of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects.
- Commission on State Emergency Communications
The mission of the Commission on State Emergency Communications (CSEC) is to preserve and enhance public safety and health in Texas through reliable access to emergency communications services.
- OneStar Foundation Board & OneStar National Service Commission Board
The OneStar Foundation Board (OSF) oversees the mission and vision of OneStar to improve the lives of Texans. It also provides administrative and support services to the National Service Commission. The OneStar National Service Commission Board (OSNSC) promotes volunteerism in Texas and oversees the administration of the AmeriCorps programs for the state as prescribed and authorized by the national Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
- Public Utility Commission
The Public Utility Commission of Texas (or PUCT) is a state Public Utilities Commission which regulates privately-owned utilities in the state of Texas. PUC's mission is to protect customers, foster competition, and promote high quality infrastructure.
- Railroad Commission of Texas
The Railroad Commission (RRC) of Texas is the state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry, gas utilities, pipeline safety, safety in the liquefied petroleum gas industry, and surface coal and uranium mining (despite its name, it no longer regulates railroads). Established by the Texas Legislature in 1891, the commission is the state's oldest regulatory agency.
- State Board for Educator Certification
The State Board for Educator Certification was created by the Texas Legislature in 1995 to recognize public school educators as professionals and grant educators the authority to govern the standards of their profession. The Board oversees all aspects of the preparation, certification and standards of conduct of public school educators.
- State Library and Archives Commission
The mission of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission is to preserve the record of government for public scrutiny, to secure and make accessible historically significant records and other valuable resources, to meet the reading needs of Texans with disabilities, to build and sustain statewide partnerships to improve library programs and services, and to enhance the capacity for achievement of individuals and institutions with whom they work.
- State Preservation Board
The State Preservation Board preserves and maintains the Texas Capitol, the Capitol Extension, the 1857 General Land Office Building, other designated buildings, their contents and their grounds; provides facilities and grounds keeping services for the Texas Governor's Mansion; and operates the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. The Board also provides educational programs centered on Texas history.
- Sunset Advisory Commission
Sunset assesses the continuing need for a state agency to exist. The Sunset process works by setting a date on which an agency will be abolished unless legislation is passed to continue its functions. This creates a unique opportunity for the Legislature to look closely at each agency and make fundamental changes to an agency's mission or operations if needed.
- Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), formerly the Texas Liquor Control Board, is the state agency that regulates all phases of the alcoholic beverage industry in Texas. The duties of the commission include regulating sales, taxation, importation, manufacturing, transporting, and advertising of alcoholic beverages.
- Texas Bond Review Board
The Texas Bond Review Board is composed of the Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Comptroller of Public Accounts. The agency's mission is to ensure that debt financing is used prudently to meet Texas' infrastructure needs and other public purposes, to support and enhance the debt issuance and debt management functions of state and local entities, and to administer the state's private activity bond allocation.
- Texas Commission on Fire Protection
The mission of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection is to help protect the lives and property of the citizens of Texas by developing and enforcing professional standards for the fire service. The commission's strategic plan includes two major goals: to provide education and assistance to the fire service, and to enforce statewide fire service standards. The agency fulfills the first goal primarily through the Fire Protection Resource Library. The agency's Fire Service Standards and Certification Division fulfills the second goal in four program areas: certification, training approval and testing, curriculum, and standards compliance.
- Texas Commission on the Arts
The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) awards grants, promotes the arts and provides specialized services to the arts and cultural industries. TCA promotes the arts in order to attract tourists interested in experiencing Texas’ arts and culture and build audiences for Texas-based arts organizations and events. TCA conducts a variety of activities intended to increase visibility of the arts in Texas and provide constituents with new opportunities to better market their work to the public. Additionally, TCA offers access to high quality, specialized services of benefit to constituents.
- Texas Ethics Commission
The Texas Ethics Commission is responsible for administering and enforcing arious public ethics laws within the state of Texas. The legislature has also given the commission various other duties, including the filing of financial disclosure statements for government officials. The Commission has eight commissioners. Four are appointed by the Governor, two are appointed by the Lt. Governor, and two are appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
- Texas Geographic Information Council
The Texas Geographic Information Council (TGIC) was created by the Texas Legislature in 1997 as the primary coordinating body for geographic information systems (GIS) in Texas state government.
- Texas Health and Human Services Commission
The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) oversees the operations of the health and human services system, provides administrative oversight of Texas health and human services programs, and provides direct administration of some programs.
- Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board provides leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system. The Board's mission is to work with the Legislature, Governor, governing boards, higher education institutions and other entities to help Texas meet the goals of the state's higher education plan.
- Texas Historical Commission
The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is the state agency for historic preservation. THC staff consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas' architectural, archeological and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs.
- Texas Juvenile Probation Commission
The Texas Juvenile Probation Commission works in partnership with local juvenile boards and juvenile probation departments to support and enhance juvenile probation services throughout the state by providing funding, technical assistance, and training; establishing and enforcing standards; collecting, analyzing and disseminating information; and facilitating communications between state and local entities.
- Texas Public Finance Authority
The Authority is a public authority and body politic and corporate created in 1984 by an act of the Texas Legislature to provide financing for the construction or acquisition of facilities for State agencies. The Authority is governed by a board of directors composed of seven members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.
- Texas Racing Commission
The Texas Racing Commission enforces the Texas Racing Act and its rules.
- Texas State Securities Board
The State Securities Board is responsible for regulating the securities industry in Texas. The Board registers securities offered or sold in Texas and oversee the firms and individuals selling securities or providing investment advice to Texans.
- Texas Veterans Commission
The Texas Veterans Commission was created in 1927 as the State Service Office to assist veterans of the Indian wars, Spanish-American War and World War I. As when the agency was founded, its purpose today is straightforward: to assist Texas veterans, their families and their survivors in obtaining all the benefits they have earned through their service to our country.
- Texas Water Development Board
The Texas Water Development Board’s (TWDB) mission is to provide leadership, planning, financial assistance, information, and education for the conservation and responsible development of water for Texas. To accomplish its goals of planning for the state’s water resources and for providing affordable water and wastewater services, TWDB provides water planning, data collection and dissemination, financial assistance and technical assistance services to the citizens of Texas.
- Texas Workforce Commission
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. For employers, TWC offers recruiting, retention, training and retraining, and outplacement services as well as valuable information on labor law and labor market statistics. For job seekers, TWC offers career development information, job search resources, training programs, and, as appropriate, unemployment benefits.
- Texas Youth Commission
The Texas Youth Commission, the state’s juvenile corrections agency, promotes public safety by operating juvenile correctional facilities and by partnering with youth, families, and communities to provide a safe and secure environment where youth in the agency’s care and custody receive individualized education, treatment, life skills and employment training and positive role models to facilitate successful community reintegration.