SUNSET ADVISORY COMMISSION STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS
The Sunset Advisory Commission Staff Report was released on August 2, 2018. The staff report recommends the Texas Funeral Service Commission be continued for another 12 years. See the full report and recommendations here.
The Sunset Commission will hear public testimony about the TFSC on August 30, 2018 with the Sunset Commission making a final decision regarding the continuation of the agency at a meeting tenatively scheduled for November 14-15, 2018.
Look to the Sunset Review Process page for more information and a notice from the Sunset Commission.
NEWS FROM THE TFSC
The TFSC has developed an email notification system to notify licensees and stakeholders of important and time-sensitive information. If you would like to be added to the distribution list please click here.
FAQ ON IMPLEMENTATION OF HEALTH & SAFETY CODE CHAPTER 697
The TFSC has developed answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the implementation of Health & Safety Code Chapter 697 regarding the disposition of fetal remains.
The Commission's Invocation Policy authorizes a licensee in good standing to deliver the Invocation at Commission meetings. If you are interested in giving the invocation at a future meeting, please contact the Executive Director to have your name added to the list.
RULES ADOPTED AT JUNE 19, 2018 MEETING
Commissioners adopted the following proposals at the June 19, 2018 meeting. The adppted rules were filed with the Texas Register on June 22, 2018 and will be come final in 20 days.
REACHING TFSC STAFF
When a person calls the main line he/she will hear a recorded message which states "You have reached TFSC, please wait while I transfer your call." At that point the call is transferred to licensing staff. The agency has two people responsible for answering the phone. If those two people are on the phone or away from their desks, the call then transfers to the agency voice mail.
If you are having a problem reaching staff or not having your phone calls returned, please email the Executive Director for assistance.
The TFSC does not staff the online renewal center and online helpdesk. The HPC help-desk states it can take multiple days to respond to a help ticket, especially near the end of the month. The help-desk only responds to emailed help requests. TFSC licensing staff is able to help with resetting passwords or emails for the online renewal system. Contact Nikki Smith at email@example.com for assistance.
A person can also send an email to any of TFSC staff. All direct lines and email addresses are on the Staff Contacts page.
The TFSC meets quarterly - usually on the second Tuesday of every third month (March, June, September, December). Meetings are held in Austin, Texas, at the Hobby Building. Once posted, TFSC meeting agendas may be found by clicking on the following website: Texas Secretary of State Open Meetings. Type in Texas Funeral Service Commission in the “Agency Name” field and hit “Find.”
Upcoming meetings are scheduled as follows (subject to change):
- September 11, 2018
- December 11, 2018
- March 19, 2019
- June 18, 2019
- September 10, 2019
- December 10, 2019
TFSC FEE SCHEDULE
ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY AND SANCTION SCHEDULE
The TFSC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and Smoke Free Agency. The TFSC's employment positions are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). TFSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.
The TFSC has the following job opening at this time: