Texas Register, Volume 37, Number 35, Pages 6819-7008, August 31, 2012 Page: 6,898
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(1) Choices services are offered to applicants who attend a
(2) conditional applicants who attend a WOA are immedi-
ately scheduled to begin Choices services.
(c) A Board shall ensure that a Choices participant's eligibility
is verified monthly.
(d) A Board shall ensure that all extended TANF recipients
are outreached and offered the opportunity to participate in Choices
(e) A Board shall ensure that post-employment services, in-
cluding job retention and career advancement services, are available to
Choices eligibles including mandatory Choices participants coded by
HHSC as working at least 30 hours per week, earning at least $700 per
month, and receiving EID.
(f) A Board shall ensure that [the] monitoring of Choices pro-
gram [work] requirements is ongoing and frequent, as determined by
the [a] Board, unless otherwise specified in this chapter, and consists
of the following:
(1) ensuring receipt of support services;
(2) tracking and reporting all support services and entering
them into TWIST at least monthly;
(3) tracking and reporting actual hours of participation in
Choices work activities, at least monthly, unless otherwise specified in
(4) determining and arranging for any intervention needed
to assist the Choices participant in complying with Choices program
[work] requirements; and
(5) ensuring that the Choices participant is progressing to-
ward achieving the goals and objectives in the FER [family employ-
ment plan and]
f(6) monitoring all other work requirements.]
(g) A Board shall ensure that:
(1) no less than four hours of training regarding family vi-
olence is provided to staff who:
(A) provide information to Choices eligibles;
(B) request penalties or grant good cause; or
(C) provide employment planning or employment re-
tention services; and
(2) Choices eligibles who are identified as being victims of
family violence are referred to an individual or an agency that special-
izes in issues involving family violence.
(h) A Board shall ensure that documentation is obtained and
maintained regarding all contact with Choices participants, including
verification of participation hours, and data is entered into TWIST.
(i) A Board shall ensure that a referral program is developed
to provide Choices eligibles facing higher than average barriers to em-
ployment, as described in this chapter, with referrals to pre-employ-
ment and post-employment services offered by community-based and
811.13. Responsibilities of Choices Participants.
(a) A Board shall ensure that Choices participants comply with
the provisions contained in this section.
(b) Choices participants shall:
(1) accept a job offer at the earliest possible opportunity;
(2) participate in or receive ancillary services necessary to
enable Choices participants to work or participate in employment-re-
lated activities, including counseling, treatment, vocational or physical
rehabilitation, and medical or health services;
(3) report actual hours of participation in Choices work ac-
tivities, including hours of employment; and
(4) attend scheduled appointments.
(c) Within two-parent families, Choices participants shall par-
ticipate in assessment and family employment planning sessions and
assigned employment and training activities as follows:
(1) participate in Choices employment and training as
specified in 811.25(b) - (c) [--.25( ) - ()];
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non-eore activities as specified in y8H25 - H88 341 1
(2) [(3)] comply with all requirements specified in the FEP
[family employment plan]; and
(3) [(4)] sign a form that contains all the information identi-
fied in the Commission's Family Work Requirement form, as described
(d) Within single-parent families, Choices participants shall
participate in assessment and employment planning sessions and as-
signed employment and training activities as follows:
(1) participate in Choices employment and training activi-
ties as specified in 811.25(a) [811.25f]; and
(2) l with requirements regarding core and
non-eere activities -as specified in 8TH25 - -H 34 xand}
(2) [(3)] comply with all requirements specified in the FEP
[family %.pleyment plan].
(e) A Board shall ensure that mandatory Choices participants
coded by HHSC as working at least 30 hours per week, earning at least
$700 per month, and receiving the EID:
(1) report to the Board actual hours of work, as defined in
(2) are provided with information on available post-em-
(a) A Board shall ensure that cooperation by Choices partici-
pants is verified each month to ensure that the Choices participants:
(1) comply with Choices program [work] requirements as
set forth in the FEP, as specified in 811.23 [family- employ plan];
(2) have good cause as described in this chapter.
(b) If Choices participants have not cooperated with Choices
program [work] requirements and do not have good cause, a Board
shall ensure that:
(1) a penalty is requested for mandatory Choices partici-
(2) Choices services, including support services, are termi-
nated for exempt Choices participants.
(c) A Board shall ensure that timely and reasonable attempts,
as defined by the Agency, are made to contact a mandatory Choices
participant prior to requesting a penalty to:
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