Blog & Comment Policy Blog & Comment Policy (last updated – 11/30/2011)

The purpose of this blog is to facilitate an ongoing dialogue between (herein referred to as Texas Workforce Commission), representing the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and its users on job search tips, techniques, ideas, and all things related. We encourage your comments; your thoughts and concerns are important to ensure that a broad range of users are active and informed participants in the discussion. WIT reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.

This is an open blog.  That means all comments are posted as submitted. We want to maintain an open and candid dialogue; however we expect that participants will treat each other, as well as TWC and its employees, with respect. Comments that contain vulgar or abusive language; personal attacks of any kind; or offensive terms that target specific ethnic or racial groups will be removed. We will not post comments that are spam, are clearly “off topic,” that promote services or products, or make unsupported accusations.

Any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other nongovernmental organizations or individuals that remain on the site are provided solely for the information of individuals using this blog. These references are not intended to reflect the opinion of TWC or its officers or employees concerning the significance, priority, or importance to be given the referenced entity.  Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any kind and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying endorsement or approval.

This blog should not be used to:

  •  Report criminal activity.  If you have information for law enforcement, please contact your local police agency.
  • Submit questions or status inquiries regarding Unemployment Insurance Benefits, Workforce Investment Act training, or any other specific case involving TWC. Instead, contact TWC directly via our main website.
  • Submit unsolicited proposals, or other business ideas or inquiries.
  • Contract for commercial business.
  • Submit any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process.
  • To exhaust any legal and/or administrative remedy.

This is a place for facilitating open discussion, collecting suggestions and new ideas, and addressing common misunderstandings or issue.  It is not a substitute channel for TWC services, processes, procedures, or specific policy or programmatic questions.

TWC does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by individuals on this blog is correct, and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. TWC may not be able to verify, does not warrant or guarantee, and assumes no liability for anything posted on this website by any other person.

Members of the media are asked to send questions to the TWC Communications Department through their normal channels and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments.

We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage state governmental resources, moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible; in most cases, this means the next business day.

For the benefit of robust discussion, we ask that comments remain “on-topic.” This means that comments relate only to the topic being discussed within the blog post. The views expressed on the site by non-TWC commentators do not necessarily reflect the official views of TWC or the State of Texas.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information such as name, Social Security number, phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment. Comments containing such information such will not be posted.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.

6 thoughts on “ Blog & Comment Policy

  1. Carol March 3, 2012 / 2:20 pm

    What happened? Your previous site was very easy to use.

    Your new website is NOT user friendly. More often than not, if I try to log in, it insists I need a new password. I have gotten lots more emails with job notices but when I do manage to log in, most of them are not showing. HELP!


  2. Scott Eychner March 6, 2012 / 10:44 pm

    I apologize for the problems you are encountering accessing Are you by any chance using IE 8? The issue you describe sounds like the ‘Compatibility View’. From the Tools menu, check the box that allows your browser to be compatible with other versions, and also remove “add-ons.” If you are using another version of IE, you may want to check your Content Advisor settings to make sure your Content Advisor is disabled.


  3. C. Haughton March 31, 2012 / 6:35 pm

    How do you notify twc about unemployment statis without filing a claim when you are out of benefits. It seems that when you are out of benefits it make the unemployment rate for your state go down.


  4. Scott Eychner April 16, 2012 / 4:44 pm

    Hope this helps. Per our Unemployment Insurance Division experts: It’s a common misconception that the number of individuals drawing unemployment benefits affects the actual unemployment rate. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) calculates the official unemployment rate by dividing the number of unemployed workers by the total population in the workforce. The BLS relies on survey data to determine who is unemployed. These data come from the Current Population Survey (CPS), which is a monthly survey of households conducted by the Census Bureau for BLS. It provides information on the labor force, employment, unemployment, persons not in the labor force, hours of work, earnings, and other demographic and labor force characteristics.


  5. Rich Froeschle June 26, 2012 / 4:18 am

    Actually your response is true for national data but at the state and local levels the CPS is just one input into the estimating models that also include counts of UI claimants among several additional variables. These models generate estimates of the labor force and estimates of the number of persons unemployed. Dividing the latter by the former yields the Urate.


  6. Heidi-Jo July 20, 2012 / 1:33 am

    I received a job match today for job posting 6203770 – SR Admin Assistant. Under the job posting contact information, is this link:, which leads to a page that states, “This job is no longer available.” The posting creation date is 7/17/12 and the closing date is 8/16/12. I understand that jobs fill quickly but since I literally signed up for this service yesterday, it makes me wonder.
    More importantly, there should be a link some where on the Work in Texas site where one can report “closed” job issues like this. It is understandable that Work in Texas employees may not be able to keep up with or actually receive this information. What makes no sense is the lack of options for job seekers to report these issues.
    I am using this blog as the only place I could find online to report this problem, however, I actually feel this is an inappropriate place for it.


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