Sec. 122.0215: Access to Information and Records; Inspection

(a) The workforce commission may access financial or other information and records from a central nonprofit agency or a community rehabilitation program if the workforce commission determines the information and records are necessary for the effective administration of this chapter and rules adopted under this chapter.

(b) Information and records must be obtained under Subsection (a) in recognition of the privacy interest of persons employed by central nonprofit agencies or community rehabilitation programs. The information and records may not be released or made public on subpoena or otherwise, except that release may be made:

(1) for statistical purposes, but only if a person is not identified;

(2) with the consent of each person identified in the information released; or

(3) regarding a compensation package of any central nonprofit agency employee or subcontractor if determined by the workforce commission to be relevant to the administration of this chapter.

(c) The workforce commission shall adopt rules establishing procedures to ensure that the information and records maintained by the workforce commission under this chapter are kept confidential and protected from release to unauthorized persons.

(d) The workforce commission or a central nonprofit agency at the workforce commission's direction may inspect a community rehabilitation program for compliance with certification criteria established under Section 122.013(c).

Comments

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1304, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 132, Sec. 11, 12, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 672 (S.B. 212), Sec. 20, eff. September 1, 2015.