Sunset Looms for the ROC and Texas Monitor

August 25, 2003

The Texas Research and Oversight Council on Workers’ Compensation (ROC) announced that a Special Edition of the Texas Monitor, and the final one to be published by the ROC, is now available on the ROC website at www.roc.state.tx.us. It contains findings from four recent ROC research projects.

Funding for the ROC was discontinued in late June of this year. As a result, as of August 31, the ROC will no longer exist as a stand-alone Texas state agency.

The agency stated that it anticipates the governor will issue an executive order transferring the research functions of the ROC to the Texas Department of Insurance. It is expected that the transferred function will retain the requirement that a periodic report on workers’ compensation research and issues be provided to policymakers and the public at large.

In the meantime, ROC staff appreciate the interest of Monitor readers over the years and look forward to continuing to provide timely and objective information on workers’ compensation issues in a new setting.

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