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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Meeting files, 1993-2013,

Administrative correspondence, 2003-2004,

Other records, 1993-1995, 2006-2007,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Workforce Investment Council:

An Inventory of Workforce Investment Council Records at the Texas State Archives, 1993-2013



Overview

Creator: Texas Workforce Investment Council.
Title: Workforce Investment Council records
Dates: 1993-2013
Abstract: The Texas Workforce Investment Council (established in 1993 as the Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness and renamed in 2003) assists the governor and the legislature with strategic planning for and evaluation of the Texas workforce system. Records of the council consist of meeting files of the council and its committees, administrative correspondence, and a small quantity of other records, 1993-2013. Correspondence and meeting supporting documentation for the Texas Skill Standards Board is also included, reflecting the engagement of the council's director and deputy director as staff support provided by the council to that board.
Quantity: 7.75 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Workforce Investment Council (established in 1993 as the Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness and renamed in 2003) assists the governor and the legislature with strategic planning for and evaluation of the Texas workforce system. In fulfilling this responsibility, the council promotes the development of a well-educated, highly skilled workforce for Texas, and advocates for the development of an integrated workforce development system that provides quality services. The council also serves as the State Workforce Investment Board under the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

The council has four primary functions in the workforce system: strategic planning, evaluation, research, and review of state and local workforce plans and reports to ensure alignment with statewide goals and objectives.

The Texas Workforce Development System includes the following state agencies:

  • Economic Development and Tourism, Office of the Governor
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Texas Veterans Commission
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • Texas Youth Commission

In 1993 the functions of the Apprenticeship and Training Advisory Committee, the State Job Training Coordinating Council, the Texas Literacy Council, and the Technical Advisory Committee of the State Occupational Information Coordinating Council were transferred to the Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness upon its creation. The council functioned as an independent agency until 1995 when it was administratively attached to the Office of the Governor (House Bill 1863, 74th Texas Legislature).

The director and deputy director of the Texas Workforce Investment Council provides staff support to the Texas Skill Standards Board, which develops a statewide system of industry-defined and industry-recognized skill standards for all major skilled, sub-baccalaureate occupations that provide strong employment and earnings opportunities.

(Sources include: the Texas Workforce Investment Council web site; and the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission September 2002 report for the Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness, both accessed August 2013.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Workforce Investment Council (established in 1993 as the Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness and renamed in 2003) assists the governor and the legislature with strategic planning for and evaluation of the Texas workforce system. Records of the council consist of meeting files of the council and its committees, administrative correspondence, and a small quantity of other records (memorandum, notice of public hearings, conference brochure, survey, agency summary, and executive director calendars), 1993-2013. Correspondence and meeting supporting documentation for the Texas Skill Standards Board is also included, reflecting the engagement of the council's director and deputy director as staff support provided by the council to that board.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into three series:
Meeting files, 1993-2013, 4.75 cubic ft.
Administrative correspondence, 2003-2004, 3 cubic ft.
Other records, 1993-1995, 2006-2007, fractional

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, common law privacy (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101); home addresses or telephone numbers of council and advisory committee members or agency staff (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117); and email addresses (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.137); an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas Skill Standards Board.
Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness.
Subjects:
Manpower policy--Texas.
Document Types:
Agendas--Texas--Manpower policy--1993-2013.
Minutes--Texas--Manpower policy--1993-2013.
Correspondence--Texas--Manpower policy--2003-2004.
Calendars--Texas--Manpower policy--2006-2007.
Memorandums--Texas--Manpower policy--1993.
Brochures--Texas--Manpower policy--1994.
Surveys--Texas--Manpower policy--1995.
Functions:
Evaluating manpower policy.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Council on Vocational Education, Records, 1969-1993, 1.25 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush, Legal opinions and advice, 1892, 1918, 1921, 1925, 1932, 1942-1944, 1948, 1954, 1956, 1963, 1965, 1968-1969, 1972-2000, bulk 1995-2000, 14 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush, Policy Office records, 1970, 1982-2000, bulk 1995-2000, 63.25 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush, Press Office web site development files, 1890-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, 5.4 cubic ft.
Texas Skill Standards Board, Minutes, 1996-2004, 2008, 2011, 0.75 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call numbers are 2007/148, 2009/043, 2011/104.]
Texas Workforce Commission, Meeting files, 1936-2008, 16.75 cubic ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Workforce Investment Council records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1999/162, 2002/204, 2004/169, 2006/340, 2007/175, 2008/082, 2010/097, 2011/113, 2012/003, 2013/157, 2013/170

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness on May 27, 1999; by the Texas Workforce Investment Council on January 22, 2008; September 6, 2011; and June 5, 2013; by the Texas Workforce Investment Council via the Texas Documents Collection, Texas State Library and Archives Commission on August 2, 2013; by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on August 13, 2002; June 10, 2004; January 26, 2006; March 23, 2007; and September 14, 2010; and by the Texas Office of the Governor on April 16, 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Tony Black, June 2007

New accessions added and editing of description by Rebecca Romanchuk, April 2012, August 2013

Other Formats for the Records

Agenda of some recent meetings are available in digital format at the Texas Workforce Investment Council web site.

Location of Originals

The record copies of minutes and agenda are maintained by the Texas Workforce Investment Council.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Meeting files, 1993-2013,
4.75 cubic ft.

The Texas Workforce Investment Council assists the governor and the legislature with strategic planning for and evaluation of the Texas workforce system. Meeting files of the council and its predecessor, the Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness, include agenda, minutes, and supplementary documentation such as sign-in sheets and presentation materials, 1993-2013. These minutes were created to document in a thorough but summary fashion the actions of the council and its committees at their meetings. Committees represented with supplementary documentation are the Workforce Investment Council Executive Committee, Apprenticeship and Training Advisory Committee, and System Integration Technology Advisory Committee. Meeting supporting documentation for the Texas Skill Standards Board is also included, reflecting the engagement of the council's director and deputy director as staff support provided by the council to that board.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order. Meeting supporting documentation is physically arranged chronologically with the council and committees intermixed, and intellectually arranged by each body in the inventory.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Meeting files, Texas Workforce Investment Council records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1999/162, 2002/204, 2004/169, 2007/175, 2008/082, 2010/097, 2011/113, 2012/003, 2013/157, 2013/170
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness on May 27, 1999; by the Texas Workforce Investment Council on January 22, 2008; September 6, 2011; and June 5, 2013; by the Texas Workforce Investment Council via the Texas Documents Collection, Texas State Library and Archives Commission on August 2, 2013; by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on August 13, 2002; June 10, 2004; March 23, 2007; and September 14, 2010; and by the Texas Office of the Governor on April 16, 2010.
Restrictions on Access
Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Processing Information
Processed by Tony Black, June 2007
New accessions added and editing of description by Rebecca Romanchuk, April 2012, August 2013
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2002/204-1 Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness meeting files, 1993-2003
Briefing materials, September 29-October 1, 1993
Apprenticeship and Career Pathways Programs Design Committee minutes, November 8, 1993
Briefing materials, December 2-3, 1993
Briefing materials, February 3-4, 1994
Briefing materials, April 7, 1994
Apprenticeship and Career Pathways Programs Design Committee minutes, May 16, 1994
Briefing materials, May 26-27, 1994
Apprenticeship and Training Advisory Committee minutes, June 1, 1994
Apprenticeship and Career Pathways Programs Design Committee minutes, June 13, 1994
Apprenticeship and Career Pathways Programs Design Committee minutes, July 18, 1994
Briefing materials, September 22-23, 1994
Apprenticeship and Training Advisory Committee minutes, December 1-2, 1994
Briefing materials, December 8-9, 1994
Apprenticeship and Training Advisory Committee minutes, April 6-7, 1995
Briefing materials, April 20, 1995
Briefing materials, June 1-2, 1995
Briefing materials, October 25-26, 1995
Briefing materials, November 17, 1995
Briefing materials, December 7-8, 1995
Briefing materials, February 15, 1996
Briefing materials, April 18, 1996
Briefing materials, June 6-7, 1996
Briefing materials, September 12-13, 1996
Briefing materials, December 6, 1996
Briefing materials, February 19-21, 1997
Briefing materials, June 12-13, 1997
Briefing materials, December 11, 1997
[missing Briefing materials, February 19-20, 1998]
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2002/204-2 Briefing materials, April 27-28, 1998
Briefing materials, June 15, 1998
Briefing materials, March 22, 1999
Briefing materials, June 18, 1999
Briefing materials, October 21, 1999
Briefing materials, December 17, 1999
Briefing materials, March 3, 2000
Briefing materials, June 2, 2000
Briefing materials, August 24-25, 2000
Briefing materials, December 15, 2000
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2011/113-1 Briefing materials, March 9, 2001
Briefing materials, June 15, 2001
Briefing materials, September 14, 2001
Briefing materials, December 7, 2001
Briefing materials, March 8, 2002
Briefing materials, June 14, 2002
Briefing materials, September 13, 2002
Briefing materials, December 6, 2002
Briefing materials, June 27, 2003
Workforce Investment Council meeting files, 2003-2013
Briefing materials, September 12, 2003
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2011/113-2 Briefing materials, December 12, 2003
System Integration Technical Advisory Committee minutes, December 1, 2003
Briefing materials, March 12, 2004
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2013/170-1 Briefing materials, June 18, 2004
Briefing materials, September 17, 2004
Briefing materials, December 10, 2004
Briefing materials, March 11, 2005
Briefing materials, May 23, 2005
Briefing materials, September 9, 2005
Briefing materials, December 9, 2005
Briefing materials, March 10, 2006
Briefing materials, June 16, 2006
Briefing materials, September 8, 2006
Briefing materials, December 7, 2006
Briefing materials, March 2, 2007
Briefing materials, June 15, 2007
Briefing materials, September 7, 2007
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2013/170-2 Briefing materials, December 7, 2007
Briefing materials, March 7, 2008
Briefing materials, June 5, 2008
Briefing materials, September 4-5, 2008
Briefing materials, December 3, 2008
Briefing materials, March 26, 2009
Briefing materials, June 11, 2009
Briefing materials, September 3, 2009
Briefing materials, December 2, 2009
Briefing materials, March 5, 2010
Briefing materials, June 4, 2010
Briefing materials, September 9-10, 2010
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2008/082 Briefing materials, December 3, 2010
Briefing materials, March 4, 2011
Briefing materials, June 3, 2011
Briefing materials, September 9, 2011
Briefing materials, December 16, 2011
Briefing materials, March 8-9, 2012
[Missing June 2012.]
Briefing materials, September 7, 2012
Briefing materials, December 7, 2012
Briefing materials, March 8, 2013
Briefing materials, June 7, 2013
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2010/097-4 Meeting supporting documentation, March 2003-December 2006:
Workforce Investment Council, June 2003
Workforce Investment Council, September 2003
Workforce Investment Council, December 2003
Workforce Investment Council, March 2004
Workforce Investment Council, June 2004
Workforce Investment Council, September 2004
Workforce Investment Council, December 2004
Workforce Investment Council, March 2005
Workforce Investment Council work session, September 2005
Workforce Investment Council, September 2005
Workforce Investment Council Executive Committee, December 2005
Workforce Investment Council, December 2005
Workforce Investment Council work session, March 2006
Workforce Investment Council Executive Committee, March 2006
Workforce Investment Council work session, June 2006
Workforce Investment Council Executive Committee, June 2006
Workforce Investment Council, June 2006
Workforce Investment Council, September 2006
Workforce Investment Council, December 2006
Apprenticeship and Training Advisory Committee, March 2003
Apprenticeship and Training Advisory Committee, September 2003
Apprenticeship and Training Advisory Committee, December 2003
Apprenticeship and Training Advisory Committee, March 2004
Apprenticeship and Training Advisory Committee, September 2004
Apprenticeship and Training Advisory Committee, March 2005
Apprenticeship and Training Advisory Committee, September 2005
Apprenticeship and Training Advisory Committee, March 2006
Apprenticeship and Training Advisory Committee, September 2006
System Integration Technology Advisory Committee, October 2003
System Integration Technology Advisory Committee, December 2003
System Integration Technology Advisory Committee, February 2004
System Integration Technology Advisory Committee, April 2004
System Integration Technology Advisory Committee, August 2004
System Integration Technology Advisory Committee, October 2004
System Integration Technology Advisory Committee, December 2004
System Integration Technology Advisory Committee, February 2005
System Integration Technology Advisory Committee, April 2005
System Integration Technology Advisory Committee, June 2005
System Integration Technology Advisory Committee, August 2005
System Integration Technology Advisory Committee, October 2005
System Integration Technology Advisory Committee, January 2006
System Integration Technology Advisory Committee, March 2006
System Integration Technology Advisory Committee, June 2006
System Integration Technology Advisory Committee, September 2006
System Integration Technology Advisory Committee, December 2006
Texas Skill Standards Board, July 2003
Texas Skill Standards Board, November 2003
Texas Skill Standards Board, March 2004
Texas Skill Standards Board, July 2004
Texas Skill Standards Board, October 2004
Texas Skill Standards Board, March 2005
Texas Skill Standards Board, November 2005
Texas Skill Standards Board, May 2006
Texas Skill Standards Board, October 2006

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Administrative correspondence, 2003-2004,
3 cubic ft.

The Texas Workforce Investment Council assists the governor and the legislature with strategic planning for and evaluation of the Texas workforce system. Records are administrative correspondence of the executive director and deputy director of the agency, 2003-2004. Correspondents include other state agencies such as the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Education Agency, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas State Auditor's Office, Texas Rehabilitation Commission, and Texas Youth Commission; the Lieutenant Governor of Texas and Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives; trade associations, businesses, and training and technical colleges. Correspondence under the Texas Skill Standards Board letterhead is also included, reflecting the engagement of the council's director and deputy director as staff support provided by the council to that board.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Administrative correspondence, Texas Workforce Investment Council records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2010/097
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Office of the Governor on April 16, 2010.
Restrictions on Access
Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses or telephone numbers of council and advisory committee members or agency staff (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117); and email addresses (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.137); an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Processing Information
Processed by Rebecca Romanchuk, April 2012
Box
2010/097-1 Administrative correspondence, January-May 2003
Box
2010/097-2 Administrative correspondence, June 2003-April 2004
Box
2010/097-3 Administrative correspondence, May-December 2004

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Other records, 1993-1995, 2006-2007,
fractional

The Texas Workforce Investment Council assists the governor and the legislature with strategic planning for and evaluation of the Texas workforce system. Records are a memorandum, notice of public hearings, conference brochure, survey, an agency summary, and executive director calendars, 1993-1995, 2006-2007.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Other records, Texas Workforce Investment Council records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2006/340, 2010/097
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on January 26, 2006; and by the Texas Office of the Governor on April 16, 2010.
Restrictions on Access
Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.
Because of the possibility that executive director desk calendars fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: common law privacy (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101); and home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Processing Information
Processed by Rebecca Romanchuk, April 2012
Box
2004/204-2 Memorandum, notice of public hearings, conference brochure, survey, agency summary, 1993-1995
Box
2010/097-4 Desk calendars of executive director Cheryl Fuller, 2006-2007

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