ERIC Number: ED360537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Welfare-to-Work Program Coordination in Texas. Report on the Initial Site Visits. First in a Series of Reports on JTPA/Welfare Coordination Efforts.
Gula, Annette; King, Christopher T.
The first round of site visits to welfare-to-work programs in Texas examined the nature and degree of program coordination at three sites: El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio. A brief overview of the growing literature on program coordination paid particular attention to welfare-related studies. At the state level, evidence was found of increasing coordination efforts initiated by virtually all agencies and programs involved in delivering welfare-to-work services during the period before the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program. The Governor's Office, the legislature, Departments of Human Services (DHS) and Commerce, Texas Employment Commission (TEC), Texas Education Agency, and the State Job Training Coordinating Council played substantive roles. Although the state-level initiatives had varying effects individually, as a whole they fostered an environment supportive of interagency coordination and collaboration. Interviews with local staff from the Job Training Partnership Act, DHS, and TEC sites focused on six program functions: planning, intake and eligibility determination, client assessment, case management, program services, and reporting and accountability. Of these six areas, coordination efforts were most visible in planning at all three sites. Evidence of coordinated activity in the other five functions varied greatly by site. (Appendixes include 32 references, interview guide, and list of interview participants.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Career Education, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Job Training, Program Effectiveness, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
Center for the Study of Human Resources, 107 West 27th Street, Austin, TX 78712 ($14.10).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Center for the Study of Human Resources.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982