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Hiring: Second Chance Initiatives and Background Checks Series, Part 4

March 26, 2020| Risk Management News

This is part four of a four-part series on second chance initiatives and background checks. The previous article covered background checks and considerations.

Conducting Background Checks: Second Chance Initiatives and Background Checks Series, Part 3

March 20, 2020| Risk Management News

This is part three of a four-part series on second chance initiatives and background checks. The previous article gave a brief overview of recent litigation and initiatives and the Society of Human Resource Management’s initiative whose goals include preventing crime, facilitating successful re-entry to the workforce and reducing recidivism.

TAC ready to assist counties on the front lines of COVID-19 control

March 18, 2020| TAC News

As your Association, the Texas Association of Counties is doing our part to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus disease. We have asked most of our employees to work from home for the next 21 days. To protect you and our employees, we have also requested that staff postpone all non-essential work-related travel until April 6.

County VS County! Mar. 23 – May 17

March 17, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Score a bragging-rights bounty in County vs. County! Band with your local buddies in this contest. The county or district with the highest average daily steps wins!

County VS County! Mar. 23 – May 17

March 17, 2020|

Score a bragging-rights bounty in County vs. County! Band with your local buddies in this contest. The county or district with the highest average daily steps wins!

No More Dieting with Naturally Slim

March 17, 2020| Health and Benefits News

You don't have to give up your favorite foods to lose weight and feel your best. Ever wonder how some people can eat all their favorite foods and not gain weight? Naturally Slim is an online program that will teach you how at NO COST to you.* Apply online Mar. 30 – Apr. 10 to join the next Naturally Slim class that begins Apr. 27.

No More Dieting with Naturally Slim

March 17, 2020|

You don't have to give up your favorite foods to lose weight and feel your best. Ever wonder how some people can eat all their favorite foods and not gain weight? Naturally Slim is an online program that will teach you how at NO COST to you.* Apply online Mar. 30 – Apr. 10 to join the next Naturally Slim class that begins Apr. 27.

New Weight Loss Program: Omada

March 17, 2020|

Healthy County is excited to announce a new health program called Omada® — a digital lifestyle change program that can help you lose weight, feel fantastic, and develop long-term healthy habits.

New Weight Loss Program: Omada

March 17, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Healthy County is excited to announce a new health program called Omada that we’re offering at no cost to members and their covered adult family members enrolled in our Texas Association of Counties Health and Employee Benefits Pool health plan in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and are at risk for type 2 diabetes or heart disease.

New Diabetes & High Blood Pressure Program: Livongo

March 17, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Healthy County is excited to announce a new diabetes and high blood pressure program called Livongo that we're offering at no cost to members and their covered family members 13 and older enrolled in our Texas Association of Counties Health and Employee Benefits Pool health plan in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

New Diabetes & High Blood Pressure Program: Livongo

March 17, 2020|

Healthy County is excited to announce a new diabetes and high blood pressure program called Livongo that we’re offering at no cost to members and their covered family members 13 and older enrolled in our Texas Association of Counties Health and Employee Benefits Pool health plan in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

Legislation & Initiatives: Second Chance Initiatives and Background Checks Series, Part 2

March 12, 2020| Risk Management News

This is part two of a four-part series on second chance initiatives and background checks. The first article examined labor shortages and reasons for job vacancies in local and state governments.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Background & Additional Information

March 10, 2020| TAC News

The following information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) was provided to TAC by the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Labor Shortage: Second Chance Initiatives and Background Checks Series, Part 1

March 05, 2020| Risk Management News

This is part one of a four-part series on second chance initiatives and background checks. This series, rolled out during the next four weeks, will provide a brief overview of current labor shortage conditions, information on recent national legislation and initiatives aimed at reducing recidivism, second chance initiatives, hiring considerations and background checks.

2020 Unfunded Mandates Survey to Begin Soon

February 24, 2020| Legislative News

Work on the 2020 Unfunded Mandates (UFM) Survey is about to begin. In coordination with the Texas Association of County Auditors, the County Treasurers' Association of Texas, the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas and the Conference of Urban Counties, TAC is reviewing the 2018 UFM survey in preparation for the start of the 2020 survey.

SB 2 Education Series Underway

February 24, 2020| Legislative News

The first of nine educational events on Texas Senate Bill 2 implementation kicked off on Feb. 11 in College Station. The series, organized by the Texas Association of Counties (TAC), is taught by elected officials and includes four different sessions.

2020 TAC Salary Survey is Underway

February 24, 2020| Legislative News

The biennial Texas Association of Counties (TAC) Salary Survey is in progress. We sent the survey out on Jan. 21 to collect salary information on all elected county offices and appointed county auditors.

Interim Hearing: Usage of Third-Party Collection Firms

February 24, 2020| Legislative News

On Feb. 5, 2020, the House Ways and Means Committee held a legislative hearing to discuss the following interim charge.

Overview of the State Budget Process

February 24, 2020| Legislative News

The Texas biennial appropriations bill is the one piece of legislation that the Legislature must enact before the end of a legislative session or come back during a special session to complete.

State Budget Issues – State Fails to Return LIRAP Fees to Counties

February 24, 2020| Legislative News

Fee collections from the Low-Income Vehicle Repair Assistance, Retrofit, and Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Program (LIRAP), also known as the AirCheckTexas program, totaling an estimated $151.2 million as of January 2020, are being held by the state instead of being returned to counties.

Register for TAC's DIR-Certified Cybersecurity Training

February 24, 2020| Legislative News

Registration is now open for the Texas Association of Counties' (TAC) cybersecurity training course that is certified by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR).

Luncheons with Legislators – Rep. Trent Ashby

February 24, 2020| Legislative News

The beautiful Piney Woods of deep East Texas was the setting for a recent Luncheon with Legislators event in Kennard with State Rep. Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin). Houston County Judge Jim Lovell hosted the luncheon at Larry Bruce Gardens and welcomed more than 35 county officials from five of the counties in House District 57.

2020 HAVA Security Grant Funds

February 24, 2020| Legislative News

On Dec. 20, 2019, the federal government appropriated $425 million in Help America Vote Act (HAVA) grant funds to states through the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to improve administration of elections, enhance technology and make election security improvements.

TCEQ Proposes Amendments to Landscape Irrigation Rules

February 24, 2020| Legislative News

On Jan. 15, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) commissioners approved the publication of proposed rule revisions to 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 344, Landscape Irrigation.

AG Opinions and Requests

February 24, 2020| Legislative News

TAC has highlighted recent Attorney General Opinions and Requests for Opinions of interest to counties.


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