TFSC News & Things to Know

TEXAS ELECTRONIC VITAL EVENTS REGISTRAR (TxEVER) SYSTEM

The Texas Electronic Vital Events Registrar (TxEVER) will replace the current Texas Electronic Registrar system. TxEVER is scheduled to go live on January 1, 2019, to support all vital events operations. Check out the DSHS website for more information on the new system and opportunities for training.

 

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 heard public testimony about the TFSC on August 30, 2018. It is expected the Sunset Commission will make a final decision regarding the continuation of the agency at a meeting tentatively scheduled for November 14-15, 2018.

Look to the Sunset Review Process page for more information.

 

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE 203.16

At its September meeting, the Commission propsed changes to the rule related to how criminal convictions are considered in licensing decisions. The rule was published in the October 2, 2018, Texas Register. Public comments will be accepted until November 2, 2018.

22 Tex. Admin. Code 203.16 - Consequences of Criminal Conviction

 

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

 

INVOCATION POLICY 

The Commission's Invocation Policy authorizes a licensee in good standing to deliver the Invocation at Commission meetings. See the Executive Director's letter for further information. 

 

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):

  • December 11, 2018
  • March 19, 2019
  • June 18, 2019
  • September 10, 2019
  • December 10, 2019

 

MEETING AGENDA

 September 11, 2018 Meeting Agenda

 

MEETING MINUTES

 September 11, 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)

 FY19 1st Quarter Newsletter (October 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 no job openings at this time.