|(a) With the approval of the Executive Director, the
Board may make available to its employees funds for training and education
in accordance with the Employee Training Act, §§656.041
- 656.049 of the Texas Government Code.
(b) In order to be eligible for agency-supported training
and education, the employee must demonstrate in writing, to the satisfaction
of the Executive Director, that the training or education is related
to the duties or prospective duties of the employee.
(c) Eligible training and education expenses that are
approved by the Executive Director may include, as appropriate, 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
(d) The Executive Director may determine to pay all
or part of the expenses related to training on a reimbursement basis
to the employee, upon successful completion of the training.
(e) An employee who completes training and education
to obtain a degree or certification for which the Board has provided
all or part of the required fees must agree in writing to fully repay
the Board any amounts paid for educational assistance if the employee
voluntarily terminates employment with the agency within one year
of course completion.
(f) The Executive Director is eligible to receive agency-supported
training and education in accordance with this section subject to
the approval of the Chairman of the Board.