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RULE §534.3Employee Training and Education
Historical Texas Register

(a) The Commission may provide training and education for its employees in accordance with Subchapter C, Chapter 656, Texas Government Code.

(b) The Commission may spend public funds as appropriate to pay the costs associated with employee training, including, but not limited to, salary, tuition and other fees, travel, and living expenses, training stipend, expense of training materials, and other necessary expenses of an instructor, student, or other participant in a training or education program.

(c) The Executive Director shall adopt policies related to training for Commission employees, including eligibility and obligations assumed upon completion.

(d) Before an employee may receive reimbursement of tuition expenses for successful completion of a training or education program offered by an accredited institution of higher education, the Executive Director must pre-approve the program and authorize the tuition reimbursement payment.

(e) Approval to participate in any portion of the Commission's training and education program does not affect an employee's at-will status.

(f) Participation in the training and education program does not constitute a guarantee or indication of continued employment, nor does it constitute a guarantee or indication of future employment in a current or prospective position.

Source Note: The provisions of this §534.3 adopted to be effective May 17, 2005, 30 TexReg 2854; amended to be effective May 21, 2014, 39 TexReg 3858; amended to be effective December 6, 2017, 42 TexReg 6800; amended to be effective May 25, 2022, 47 TexReg 3053

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