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Notice of Public Hearings and Opportunity for Public Comment

04/24/2015: This is a notice of public hearings and an opportunity to submit public comments concerning new rules and repeals to:

  • 40 TAC §101.517, relating to Duration [of the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Advisory Committee], because federal regulations require the continued existence of this committee; and
  • 40 TAC §108 Subchapter P, relating to Contract Requirements, §§108.1601 through 108.1625, which is being repealed because the requirements in this subchapter are being renumbered and moved to newly created Title 1 TAC Chapter 392, Purchase of Goods and Services for Specific Health and Human Services Commission Programs, relating to Subchapter B. Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Services. | More about Notice of Public Hearings and Opportunity for Public Comment

2015 Texas Autism Research Conference

04/23/2015: The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Texas Autism Research & Resource Center (TARRC) will host the 5th annual Texas Autism Research Conference, "New Insights: Research to Practice" on June 18-19, 2015. | More about 2015 Texas Autism Research Conference

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Notices of Proposed Rulemaking

04/16/2015: Today, the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor announced the publication in the Federal Register of five notices of proposed rulemaking (NPRMs) related to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law on July 22, 2014. | More about Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Notices of Proposed Rulemaking

Veterans Employed by Texas (VETS) Hiring Event

04/15/2015: The Texas Veterans Commission is hosting a hiring event on Thursday, April 23 to provide state agencies an opportunity to immediately employ Texas Veterans. | More about Veterans Employed by Texas (VETS) Hiring Event

HHSC 2015 Cross-Systems Summit Call for Presenters

4/14/2015: The Health and Human Services Commission’s (HHSC) Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities (CEDD) announces the Call for Presenters for the 2015 Cross-Systems Summit. | More about HHSC 2015 Cross-Systems Summit Call for Presenters

Public Hearing Scheduled for Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development Subcommittee

4/13/2015: The Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development Subcommittee has scheduled a public hearing on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., to consider the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Sunset Bill, Senate Bill 208, by Sen. Donna Campbell relating to the continuation and functions of TWC. | More about Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development Subcommittee Public Hearing

2015 Texas Autism Research Conference Call for Presentations

4/09/2015: The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Texas Autism Research & Resource Center (TARRC) announces its call for speakers and poster presentations for the 2015 Texas Autism Research Conference. | More about 2015 Texas Autism Research Conference

Public Hearing Scheduled for House Economic & Small Business Development Committees

4/02/2015: The House Economic & Small Business Development Committee has scheduled a public hearing on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 8:00 a.m., to consider the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Sunset Bill, House Bill (HB) 3294, by Rep. Cindy Burkett relating to the continuation and functions of TWC. | More about House Economic & Small Business Development Committee public hearing

Updates on DARS Legislative Issues

3/20/2015: Last week, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Sunset Bills, House Bill (HB) 3294, by Rep. Cindy Burkett and the Senate companion, Senate Bill (SB) 208 , by Sen. Campbell, relating to the continuation and functions of TWC, were filed. | More on legislative updates

DARS 2014 Annual Report Available Online

2/4/2015: The 2014 DARS Annual Report follows the theme “Together, we make it possible.” The report features a message from Commissioner Veronda L. Durden and agency information from the past year. | More about DARS Annual Report

DARS Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services Program: Response to Public Comments

2/3/2015: DARS is evaluating and redesigning the CRS program to ensure it provides optimal services to consumers in an efficient and effective manner. As part of the redesign process, DARS held four public hearings to receive comments on potential changes to the CRS program. | More about public comments on CRS Program

Texas Health and Human Services System Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2015-19 Released

7/16/2014: The Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) System has released its strategic plan for fiscal year 2015-2019. The HHS System Strategic Plan consolidates the strategic plans for all HHS System agencies into one document. | More on HHS System Strategic Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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