TFSC News & Things to Know

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.

May 4, 2018 News

June 25, 2018 News

 

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.

 

INVOCATION POLICY

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. 

Proposal to amend 22 Tex. Admin. Code 201.18 relating to Agency Staff Training and Education

Proposal to amend 22 Tex. Admin. Code 205.11 relating to Prerequisites for Cremation

 

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 nikki@tfsc.texas.gov 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.

 

OPEN MEETINGS

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

 

MEETING AGENDA

 June 19, 2018 Meeting Agenda

 

MEETING MINUTES

 March 20, 2018 Meeting Minutes - DRAFT

 

TFSC FEE SCHEDULE

 Current Fee Schedule

 

ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY AND SANCTION SCHEDULE

 Administrative Penalty and Sanction Schedule

 

TFSC NEWSLETTER

 FY18 1st Quarter Newsletter (October 2017)

 FY18 2nd Quarter Newsletter (December 2017)

 FY18 3rd Quarter Newsletter (April 2018)

 FY18 4th Quarter Newsletter (June 2018)

 

JOB OPENINGS

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.

State Job Application 

The TFSC has the following job opening at this time: 

 Licensing & Permit Specialist I