TCEA Convention & Exposition

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On to the next convention already. The Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Convention and Exposition is a big one. This year we’re in booth 1238, once again in our state capitol, Austin. Come on by and let us know how much fun you’re having. We’ll be there from February 1st all the way through the 5th. For more information and an interactive map of the exhibitor booths, go to the TCEA 2016 Convention & Exposition site. Hope to see you there!

The Bold New Look of TxEIS

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You might have heard this already, but TxEIS is getting a bit of a makeover. New colors will make it much lighter and inviting. And a new typeface will make on screen reading that much easier. But there will be behind the scenes changes that you’ll notice, too. Faster page rendering and changes to lookups and directories are on the way as well. Stay tuned for more information about these changes in upcoming social media posts. And, as always, contact us with any questions you might have.

Indulge us: poll results

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We recently asked you what you did over the holidays. And the results are in. The majority of you (33%) said that you did all of the above (ate too much, watched Star Wars, had lots of family time and watched too much football). That’s impressive. We’re glad you got so much done. A close second with 27% was those of you who had lots of family time. This is definitely something we understand at the Texas Computer Cooperative where we believe that family is really important. Next, with 13%, came ate too much — preaching to the choir on that one, y’all. And finally 7% said they watched Star Wars… No one simply watched too much football, which is understandable. And that brings me to my favorite three “other” answers: All above but football, Mexico (love the brevity of this) and, my favorite, NOTHING.

Thanks for participating in the survey; we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We’ll see what else we can come up with.

TxEIS Update

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The latest update — released on January 14, 2016 — includes, most importantly, precode changes to STAAR, and SAT and PSAT file layout changes. At TxEIS, we believe you drive our success and we want to make sure that you have everything you need to do it. TxEIS is made in Texas for Texas schools.

Check twice

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The 1095-B and -C Forms reports gives you lots of information, but one of the most helpful may just be the ability to verify that every employee with a W-2 for the selected reporting year has a 1095, too. Trusted mandate compliance with federal and state mandates because TxEIS works for you.

It’s a small world at TCC

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The Texas Computer Cooperative (TCC) reaches the far-flung corners of this great state. So it’s not every day that co-workers run into each other by happenstance. Especially when it’s in the French Quarter of New Orleans. But that’s just what happened over the Thanksgiving weekend to Nancy Dunnam (TCC/ESC-18 in Midland, TX) and Jen Stanford (TCC/Documentation in San Antonio, TX). On top of producing excellent business and student software for Texas schools, the TCC fosters a sense of inclusion and purpose for those of us lucky enough to work here. This is just a perfect example of that. TCC: for schools, for life.

Training the trainers

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Boot Camp is coming. A crash course for Education Service Center consultants who have just joined the Texas Computer Cooperative, Boot Camp is about making sure that the folks you get in touch with when you have questions (or need training on something yourself) are going to give you their TCC best. TxEIS thinks you should feel confident in those you turn to for help, as well as our product. We proudly stand behind out product, trainers, and those who train the trainers. TxEIS knows Texas.

TxEIS IRS Update

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The TxEIS IRS Update is now out. The main focus is on IRS changes like W-2 and 1095 electronic consent, and the addition of two new reports: 1095-B Forms and 1095-C Forms under Quarterly/Annual Reports. We made sure you are in complete compliance with state AND federal regulations. Give us a call if you have any questions. TxEIS is effortless regulation compliance.