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From: "Texas Workforce Commission" <TWC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: June 13, 2016 at 11:09:29 AM CDT
Subject: Some DARS programs to become part of Texas Workforce Commission in
Some DARS Programs will transition to the Texas Workforce Commission on
As stakeholders and partners for programs associated with the Texas
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), we want to make
sure you are aware of some changes coming this fall related to those programs
and to introduce ourselves to those of you who may not be familiar with us.
Texas Workforce Solutions is comprised of the Texas Workforce Commission, 28
local workforce development boards and our service providing partners.
As a result of legislation passed during the 84th legislative session, the
programs and services administered by DARS will be transferred to the Texas
Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Health and Human Services Commission
(HHSC) beginning on September 1, 2016.
TWC will welcome more than 1,860 DARS employees and more than 96,000
consumers associated with the following programs will become part of our
Workforce Solutions service network:
The Vocational Rehabilitation program for individuals with visual
impairments, including the Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center
The Vocational Rehabilitation program for individuals with other disabilities
The Business Enterprises of Texas program
All other DARS programs will transition to HHSC.
We have been working closely with DARS and HHSC to pave the way for a smooth
transition of these services and want to keep you in the loop. We plan to
issue updates through email notifications like this one and will continue to
provide information on our Transition wepbage.
You can find information about the programs that will transfer to HHSC on
We will also provide updates on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter,
and LinkedIn, and through our Solutions Blog. Be sure to follow these
postings to keep up with the news associated with the transition.
Thank you for your support of DARS. We look forward to continuing that
partnership under a different agency but with the same faces and great
services you have come to know.
Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Workforce Solutions Network
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