Video instructions and help with filling out and completing How 8850 Form Workforce

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In this podcast we'll introduce you to the Texas Workforce Commission and its scope of services the Texas Workforce Commission TWC the Texas Workforce Commission is a partner in the Texas workforce solution system which encompasses TWC's partnership with the 28 local workforce development boards board staff and board service provider and/or contractor staff as well as other partners including other state agencies together we work to promote and support a workforce system that creates value and offers employers individuals and communities the opportunity to achieve and sustain the economic prosperity the Texas Workforce solution system includes 28 workforce development boards which together make up Texas Workforce Solutions local workforce solutions offices number approximately 200 located throughout the state last year Texas Workforce Solutions assisted job seekers in making nearly 1 point 1 million new employment connections and directly serve nearly 90,000 employers as the primary oversight agency for the Texas workforce solution system in the state some of the responsibilities of the Texas Workforce Commission include oversight of statewide workforce development activities assurance of compliance with statutes and regulations evaluation of board oversight capacity and fiscal integrity board performance measurement and target negotiation review of board member nominees and their approval technical assistance and policy guidance training and development of federal and state funds and grant resources coordination with state level agencies and initiatives research and evaluation and administration of unemployment insurance or UI benefits taxes and trust funds enforcement of wage payment and child labor laws certification of Workforce Solutions offices automated management information system support via the workforce information system of Texas or twist contract execution management and monitoring surveying and reporting of employment statistics development of labor market and career information or LM CI and maintenance and enhancement of workintexas.com TWC's online job matching system workforce development TWC is responsible for overseeing workforce development programs and initiatives which provide a wide variety of services that support customers workforce development services include the support of a market-driven integrated system that consolidates employment job training and work-related services including the regulation of career schools and colleges federal legislation requires that Workforce Solutions offices provide labor market information to customers this includes data about occupations and industries in demand both statewide and at the local level and other information about labor market trends and economic conditions that help customers make informed choices in order to design service delivery strategies and assess the needs among businesses and other customers it is critical to analyze economic factors and trends addition local workforce development boards identify forces driving their regional economy in order to collaborate effectively with their regional partners TWC overseas support services including subsidized child care provided to workforce development customers of targeted populations participating in certain workforce programs the direct services are provided by the local boards contracted service providers these support services address barriers customers may have that prohibit them from participating in workforce services and from obtaining and retaining employment through performance-based contracts TWC monitors and holds the board's accountable for program performance and provides technical assistance as needed board contracts cover the delivery of services from multiple programs such as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act which offers an integrated and comprehensive range of services consisting of employment and training services for adults dislocated workers and youth the wagner-peyser employment services and the adult education and literacy programs Trade Act Services which helps trade affected dislocated workers locate new jobs as quickly as possible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program employment and training which promotes long-term self-sufficiency and independence by preparing recipients for employment through work-related education and training activities the choices program which provides job search assistance and support to people receiving cash assistance benefits to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant vocational rehabilitation programs effective September 1st 2016 the following programs and services transferred to TWC the vocational rehabilitation VR program for individuals with visual impairments including the Chris Cole rehabilitation center the VR general program for individuals with other disabilities the independent living services for older individuals who are blind grant and the business enterprises of Texas program both the blind and general VR programs provide a wide range of services to help individuals with disabilities prepare for find and keep meaningful jobs that pay a competitive salary the VR programs also serve youth and students with disabilities to help prepare for post-secondary education and to provide pre-employment services the independent living services grant provides services to individuals over the age of 55 who are blind or visually impaired to help them live independently in their homes and communities and to avoid institutionalization the business enterprises of Texas program provides support to managers of foodservice and vending companies who are blind and to the organizations that hosts those operations TWC unemployment insurance UI and administration TWC administers the UI benefit system which is funded by employer taxes it provides temporary partial income replacement to workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own TWC administers and oversees the collection of taxes from employers and payment of UI benefits to eligible claimants TWC also provides a formal appeal procedure when issues surrounding a claim or a dispute or when questions arise concerning an employer's tax liability contribution or reimbursement Texas employers can receive ready access to their tax account information by registering for unemployment tax services UI administration is a function performed solely at the state level board and board tractor staff are only involved in UI administration by way of disseminating information to customers such as giving out the appropriate UI telecentre phone numbers directing where to find online UI services and appeal forms on TWC's internet site and assisting with registration on workintexas.com oliver UI claim in questions should be routed to TWC state level UI staff adult education and literacy programs adult education and literacy programs funded by the Texas Workforce Commission TWC provide english-language math reading and writing instruction to help students acquire the skills needed