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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 20TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION
CHAPTER 819TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION
SUBCHAPTER AGENERAL PROVISIONS
RULE §819.3Roles and Responsibilities of Commission on Human Rights, CRD, and CRD Director

(a) Responsibilities of Commission on Human Rights:

  (1) Establish policies for CRD;

  (2) Appoint CRD director;

  (3) Supervise CRD director in administering the activities of CRD;

  (4) Serve as the state Fair Employment Practices Agency that is authorized, with respect to unlawful employment practices, to:

    (A) seek relief;

    (B) grant relief; and

    (C) institute civil proceedings; and

  (5) Serve as the state Fair Housing Assistance Program Agency, with respect to unlawful housing practices, to:

    (A) seek relief;

    (B) grant relief; and

    (C) institute civil proceedings.

(b) Responsibilities of CRD:

  (1) Administer Texas Labor Code, Chapter 21; Texas Property Code, Chapter 301; and Texas Government Code, Chapter 419, Subchapter F, and Chapter 437; and

  (2) Collect, analyze, and report statewide information regarding employment and housing discrimination complaints filed with CRD, EEOC, HUD, local commissions, and municipalities in Texas to be included in CRD's annual report to the Governor and the Texas Legislature.

(c) Agency Personnel Policies Applicable to CRD Director:

  (1) The CRD director is an appointee of the Commission on Human Rights and an employee of the Agency, and therefore accountable to both.

  (2) The Agency executive director and the chair of the Commission on Human Rights shall consult on all personnel matters impacting the employment status of the CRD director.

  (3) The Commission on Human Rights has the authority to appoint, supervise, and terminate the CRD director.

  (4) The Agency executive director, in consultation with the chair of the Commission on Human Rights, has the authority to take any personnel action pursuant to Agency personnel policy, excluding termination.


Source Note: The provisions of this §819.3 adopted to be effective September 27, 2005, 30 TexReg 6065; amended to be effective June 16, 2014, 39 TexReg 4659

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