How This Employee Policies & Procedures Handbook Software System Can Help You Today…
- Why spend $2,500 – $5,000 (or $100 – $300 / hr) paying someone else…
- When you can simply do it yourself? Quickly. Easily. Better.
- Employee handbook protects your company from useless legal actions
- “Organizational Awareness” enables easy continuous process improvement
- Defined responsibilities with professionally developed job descriptions keep your people focused
- Documented policies and procedures make it easier to onboard new people
- You feel good that everyone participates in a consciously managed company
- Your company is in compliance with federal and state labor policies
- You and your managers know how to handle “dicey” employee situations
- Strength to terminate (fire) someone enables you to make a necessary change
- Operating procedures sustain training and assure consistent efficiencies
- You have complete control of your HR documents, policies, and procedures
- You can help more clients with an expanded range of services
- You operate a PEO(?) with a cross-functional platform making it easier to manage all clients
Modern workplace policies and procedures merge the realities of human nature with the requirements for protecting an entrepreneurial organization as it grows
Now includes a comprehensive Covid-19 policy
- Policies and procedures for cleaning, gatherings, meetings, travel…
- Includes the “Families First Coronavirus
Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights”
- With links to the CDC for immediate updates
While we always recommend a having your attorney review your business documents, it’s far more efficient (cost effective) to develop them first yourself and then have your attorney give them a read. And they likely don’t want to write them in the first place either! Besides, lawyers are often not trained in proper ‘soft’ people skills. An effective employee policies and procedures handbook must be delivered with an emotional intelligence your people can accept and embrace.
While we always recommend a having your attorney review your business documents, it’s far more efficient (cost effective) to develop them first yourself and then have your attorney give them a read. And they likely don’t want to write them in the first place either!
Besides, lawyers are often not trained in proper ‘soft’ people skills. An effective employee policies and procedures handbook must be delivered with an emotional intelligence your people can accept and embrace.
Systemize with world-class best-practices
Ifyou’re spending more time on employee motivation and human resource management than on running your company, you need Employee Manual Builder and the Business Power Tools HR dashboard.
By setting clear standards of conduct, you’ll make sure that you and your managers will treat every employee fairly and consistently. A good handbook can improve morale, increase productivity, prevent disagreements, and even keep you out of court.
Now you can create a range of vital HR documents, including workplace policies, job descriptions, interview worksheets, handbooks and more, using our comprehensive set of templates and dynamic online forms.
Why start from scratch? Our experienced and expert writers have already done the heavy-lifting for you.
Simply click on any document from the options above to launch the document-builder wizard. Then, fill in a few blanks and in seconds generate a custom job offer letter or new employee contract. Edit your document within the wizard, email it with a click, export it to a Word document or PDF format. Even take advantage of the dashboard to keep all your HR documents organized and stored.
“I have successfully built an Employee Manual for my Narcotic Treatment Program. A Manual that I am extremely pleased with. I was also very pleased with the accompanying personnel forms, thanks. I enjoyed and developed the Manager’s Procedures Guide for my Supervisors. Out of this came a supervisor training. I strongly believe that buying the Employee Manual Builder is the best way I ever invested $147 in my lifetime to date.”
~ John Applebee, CEO, Esper Treatment Center, Erie, PA
Upgrade your employee policies and procedures here. Now.
Whether you’re writing your first employee policy manual or updating your previous handbook, Employee Manual Builder provides the easiest and fastest way to produce a comprehensive and current human resources policies and procedures manual for your company. It can save you thousands of dollars and many, many hours of work.
- For Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, HR Managers, HR Consultants
You have at least 5-50+ employees and may add more…
- Lays a solid foundation for employment at your company
Save time answering routine operational questions
- Perfect for diverse workforces
Where ideas, expectations and perceptions may vary widely
- Minimizes liabilities and damages from employee lawsuits
Click to see the list: 200+ employee policies and procedures to copy or adapt
- Addresses the toughest standards of every state
Thoroughly revised and updated
- Customizable – Easily edit or reformat your way
Collaborative cloud-based system enables controlled, secure access
- Step x step instructions throughout
Expert commentary explains each section and offers best practices
“A must for small businesses without the time and resources. Less expensive than my association’s service.”
~ Roger Sibo, a.b.r. Body Shop, Crown Point, IN
Here’s the problem you’re preparing to avoid:
The number of your employees X $75,000-$250,000
is the potential liability you face…
Your mission is too important to be stalled by a disgruntled employee lawsuit.
Apologies for the melodrama, but keeping managers and supervisors out of employment law trouble is critically important today. Why?
Because employees are more likely than ever to file a lawsuit if they feel they’ve been victims of…
- Any kind of unfair treatment
- And, if you haven’t paid proper overtime, you’re liable for penalties, plus back pay!
You must protect your company and prevent unnecessary legal actions.
As laws and regulations proliferate and the workplace becomes ever more litigious, entrepreneurs and business owners need effective tools to deal with the onerous burden of Human Resources compliance.
It’s just reality, and that’s where Employee Manual Builder shines.
Now you can easily publish an up-to-date employee handbook to integrate employees and management on your workplace policies and procedures, as well as protect your business from labor disputes and lawsuits.
They’re Compliant, Socially Conscious, and Transparent
We’re all about being up-front with expectations, communicating procedures, and addressing a variety of what-if scenarios.
We care about empowering people to build successful companies bringing their solutions to the world.
This was created coming from that place.
“With 400 employees, Employee Manual Builder “covers it all!”
~ Edward Kline, Mission Foods, Fresno, CA
Here’s an ad from our local paper.
With Employee Manual Builder and it’s “Employee Acceptance” letter, attorneys will often look for easier wins elsewhere.
200+ carefully considered policies and procedures
evolved and updated over more than 30 years…
“Personnel policies are a mouse-click away with this compilation of more than 200 software templates of customizable company policies and procedures. Need to distribute a memo about sexual harassment and company policy? Simply scroll down to the “Manager’s Procedures Guide” and you’ll find a wealth of leadership discussion guides, and other relevant material written by lawyers, human resources consultants, and experts in the field. Other topics include the Family Leave Act, jury duty, complying with the American Disabilities Act, termination and severance and disability.”
~ Mark Annichiarico, Incentive Magazine
Handles the top 200 issues right now
200 policies and procedures may seem like overkill, but think about it… After being in business for 30 years, we’ve learned a lot and we’ve gathered and responded to customer requests for a variety of policies and procedures that are real issues in their workplaces. Maybe in yours too.
Not just a bunch of dumb rules
Some companies create rule-driven cultures that give management the feeling that things are under control, but actually squelch creativity and continue “business-as-usual.” We’ve evolved beyond that.
All of the policies included have purpose and have been edited and updated to mindfully address how to handle a given situation today. And they are always evolving.
The policies and the spirit behind them are all here, even if you don’t use all of them.
So… Which policies should you incorporate?
Which ones can you not?
(There are a few you can simply uncheck from the menu depending on your company size and certain needs.)
Unfortunately, you can be sued for anything by anyone for just about any reason.
It’s a lot more than just avoiding the potential pay-out, it’s also…
- the energy drain
- the bad publicity
- the toll on your morale
A waste of time, money, and energy!
Especially, when we all work so hard to build positive company cultures.
Your agile and economical HR assistant
“Great program, I am glad that I found your web site. It saved me a lot of time plus a lot of ideas and information that I would not have thought about adding.”
~ Rick, Bentley’s Bakery, Urbandale, IA
Or doubles as your virtual HR department
When you’re building a company, thinking about your “employer brand” may not be the first thing on your mind, but it’s critical to invest in it early. Down the road, it will lead to better employee retention, increased inbound applications, and stronger commitment to your company.
Right for your state(s)
Behind the scenes on our developer’s console, under each policy, is a field of 50 check-boxes, 1 for each state — we can easily define / update a policy for an individual state as well as a group of states.
Simply click on your state and the system will assemble your handbook, selecting from the proper state-specific policies.
If you have a facility in another state, just create separate handbook for that state.
Addresses every aspect of managing your employee and contractors
- Office Policies
- Bringing your own devices (BYOD)
- NEW! – Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)
- Domestic Partners
- Dress code
- NEW! – Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights
- Sexual harassment
- 194+ more…
- Job candidate evaluation forms
- Job offer / rejection letters
- Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
- Inter-office correspondence
- Employee Review forms, and more
Saves Time and Money
You no longer have to start from scratch — our vast library of pre-crafted text templates makes building all of your human resource materials efficient and cost-effective.
Get It All-In-One
Other websites charge expensive fees for a single document template. With the Business Power Tools HR Dashboard you gain access to hundreds of customizable templates — and the ability to add your own — all with one affordable monthly subscription.
Also, you’ll find links to important resources, including the Web sites of our partners who provide a range of services from background checks to paycheck calculators. You’ll also find links to downloadable employee posters and extensive information related to employment laws, both Federal and State.
Intuitive navigation, easy-to-use controls, and fully customizable, expertly-scripted templates makes it easy to produce a comprehensive policies and procedures handbook.
If your employee attitudes and behaviors make a difference in your business, using EmployeeManualBuilder and
this dashboard full of tools makes your job easier, and makes a difference on your bottom line
“With workplace issues growing more complex, companies need to protect themselves by having clear policies in place. Business Power Tools’ Employee Manual Builder is a good investment for a business of any size and could head off problems before they start.” ~ PC Today
“If the thought of scratching out… an employee manual makes you break into a cold sweat, you can relax. Employee Manual Builder will ease your writer’s block and hold your hand… If your business is already past the larval stage and you’re more concerned with keeping employee issues straight, try Employee Manual Builder. The software templates help you prepare a personnel policy handbook from within most popular word-processors.”
~ Bronwyn Fryer, PC World
“My overall evaluation is that EmployeeManualBuilder is a remarkable value. Its use should save thousands of dollars in the development of an employee manual, even if an organization chooses to extensively revise the materials included in the package. Although it is easy to nitpick over 200 policies and find a few points of disagreement, the overall package is most impressive. Any organization regardless of size should be able to find value in this product.”
~ Jay C. Thomas, a senior consultant in Portland, OR
From a recent 3-page review from Personnel Psychology “Book Reviews”
Makes managing all things HR easier
“We paid $5,000 for a lot less information. Our manual was not complete until now.”
~ Donald Thomasser, Intertech Incorporated, Corvallis, OR
“Wonderful! Saved me weeks of research and typing expense.”
~ Dick Johnson, President, Dynamic Technical Resources Inc., Longwood, FL 32779
“Employee Manual Builder has taken the dread out of starting a project that has been on my list of things to do far too long!”
~ David Lloyd, Fitness International, Malaysia
EmployeeManualBuilder and all updates for a year:
See also our Comprehensive HR dashboard offer below.
Cloud-Based Apps and Templates
Works with Both Windows or Mac
Continue the Subscription Annually for Ongoing Updates — Covers all users
Add unlimited additional team & advisors
to your subscription for just $1 / mo each
Enhanced 128-bit Cyber Security
You control access, user by user
Allow collaboration or just read-only
Bonus: “Manager’s Procedures Guide”
How to handle common as well as some “dicey” situations
Trains supervisors and new managers
Here is a useful collection of articles helpful to provide the background for supporting / enforcing your policies. You can even edit it further should you want to print and distribute to your supervisors.
“Your use of examples with each template makes 1st cut a no-brainer.”
~ Jake Karrfalt, Alternative System Concepts, Pelham, NY
“Our thinking behind this HR handbook and
management system that works for you…”
Create and express your HR benefits, expectations, and policies consciously and clearly
When we first hired the consultants to help develop Employee Manual Builder some 30 years ago, I told them I wanted technically correct HR policies including experience and wisdom woven throughout to help business owners to better manage their people.
This is another key ingredient that puts Employee Manual Builder above the rest.
Take the best of our experiences working for others, correct the crappy styles we endured along the way, plus apply the many great new ideas fit for running companies today.
What about tattoos, piercings, gifts, office sex, cell-phone use, email…?
All of the above. Check.
We’re all about being up-front with expectations, communicating procedures, and addressing a variety of ‘what-if?’ scenarios. Today, Employee Manual Builder is the best ever.
For both employers and employees, it feels awesome to know that so much has been considered, positively addressed, and constantly updated. Now you have it.
~ Burke Franklin, CEO, Business Power Tools
Creator & CEO
Business Power Tools
Mindful input from attorneys, managers, and veteran HR experts
More than an ordinary employee policy manual
By mindful, we refer to people who currently practice and continue to research business management, study human nature, and are extraordinarily experienced with people skills.
We work with experts who also look deeper into human nature as well as the the psyche of people to create a “conscious” employee policies & procedures handbook that also contributes to your company culture. Sure, Employee Manual Builder is technically correct in every way, yet we envision more…
We added “Please” and “Thank You” in 150+ places
Employees are not children, nor cattle, nor slave labor… they are intelligent people who are there to work for you. Treat them nicely, yet firmly and fairly, and they will respect you and do a better job.
“I will recommend the Employee Manual Maker to many of my small business clients.”
~ Elwin Boody, SBDC, Canon City, CO
Member of the Society of Human Resources Managers
(SHRM) where we can research and get the very best and most current HR management information and best practices.
Meet our Expert Contributors
“I’m very impressed with the Employee Manual Builder’s attention to detail.”
~ Stephen Miley, Miley Development Corp., Melbourne, FL
Step-by-step direction assures the best policies and procedures implementation for you company
By the team behind the HR content
Our HR, legal, and management experts’ comments throughout each section explain issues and make suggestions to help you do it right. Employee Manual Builder includes valuable insights and helpful tips and advice from a variety of top legal experts and practicing HR policy pros (not just one or two attorneys) to assure you of a complete foundation for successfully managing your business.
- Human Resources managers
- Attorneys specializing in employment issues
- Editors of HR trade journals
Their suggestions and explanations are written-in within the text — right where you need it as you develop your manual. (You can see examples above in the green text. They can be turned on/off with a click on an icon, and they don’t print.) Plus, you benefit from previous feedback from thousands of successful customers who’ve used Employee Manual Builder throughout the years.
“Looks great! I’ve worked in HR for 4 years and I’ve been collecting policies all along from various sources, but this has enabled me to finally put together all the pieces. I care a lot about empowering people, and I can see that this was written from that point of view. Thanks.”
~ Annie Kavanagh, former Director of Human Resources, ComputerWare, Palo Alto, CA
Recommended by seasoned HR management advisors…
Who live, eat, sleep human resources for their clients!
While many business managers have relied upon Employee Manual Builder to protect their businesses with well-written employment policies, many professional HR consultants have also blessed these policies and procedures as excellent practices to put in place for every successful company.
“I wanted to tell you how easy the Employee Manual Builder is to use. The Manual’s reference to the law is a wonderful reminder of the details we may forget when writing, and the number of options given for specific policies is terrific. The software gave me answers to policies I never even thought of!”
~ Joyce Baywood, HR Consultant, Bethany Beach, DE
Yes! I am extremely happy with your product. Thanks to you and your fine company, I was able to quickly publish a real, editable policy handbook instead of just slapping something together. As a small business consultant, you can be sure that I will recommend your software to others in our sphere of influence.”
~ George Ireton, Shasta Consulting & Web Design, Redding, CA
“As a small business consultant, I used one of your products on my first assignment and it made a 6,526% return for my client in 3 weeks. Here’s the story: On my first consulting contract, I worked with a health and fitness operation that had approximately 3 full-time and 12 to 20 part-time employees throughout a typical year. I asked if there was any sort of employee manual or if the employees had employment contracts. The answer to both questions was no.
I immediately went out and bought your Employee Manual Builder software and spent the next week editing a manual to fit this business. It was remarkably easy to doing and very comprehensive. I gave them to the business owner and they had all the employees read and sign the documents. A few weeks later, one of the employees was accused of sexually harassing one of the customers. After a thorough and fair investigation, the employee was confronted and admitted the charges. The employee was dismissed and was not able to work in a wide enough geographic area to avoid a repeat of the occurrence.
During the investigation, the sponsor of the young woman threatened to pull her business and go elsewhere. This act would have cost the business $60,000 in revenues and probably $5,000 fighting the employee. Instead, the entire matter was resolved peacefully and equitably. With roughly a $150 investment, I was able to save my client a sure loss of $65,000. By my calculation, that’s a 6,526% return on investment. I can’t wait to try out some of your other products.”
~ Bruce Dewberry, The Dewberry Company
Easy enough to do it all yourself…
We can even create it for you, with you, or help you along the way
Meet our Primary HR Consulting Partner
Glenna Hecht is an accomplished speaker, trainer, consultant, and author as well as a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. She has an impressive 25-year history leading HR and employee training, along with engagement programs for major high-growth corporations. Glenna and her team in Dallas, TX work with companies all over of the USA.
Just add her as a user on your account for $1 / mo and she can securely log into your cloud-based handbook to collaborate, edit your employee policies, or provide any other management expertise you need.
Her fees are reasonable and she can work with you as much or as little as you need.
Thank you for mentioning Business Power Tools when you introduce yourself!
Comprehensive Company Infrastructure Development Package Deal
Employee Manual Builder, PLUS access to our “Swiss Army Knife” of HR dashboard put all of these tools at your fingertips
All things HR Policies and Procedures Dashboard
Save money on our full suite of HR Management Apps
Subscribe to the Human Resource management software bundle and upgrade your HR department overnight
- Employee Manual Builder – Creates your workplace policies handbook
- HR File Builder – Keeps track of Employee Records
- Safety Plan Builder – Keeps you ahead of OSHA and plaintiff lawyers, also provides a safe workplace
- SecurityBuilder – Prevent losses from many sources
- Procedures – Lots of customizable procedures templates
- Cloud-based CRM – Manages much more than just contact relationships…
- Sample HR legal business contract templates – Saves time and expense on legal docs you can do yourself, then have your attorney review
- 24/7 secure access to All of them
- Ongoing updates included
What 56 more business owners and managers report
about their experience using Employee Manual Builder…
This is a crazy long list! Seriously. And we didn’t even solicit them! They all wrote to us on their own.
This is the second time I have purchased the software. The product surpasses others of its type available.
~ Daniel C. Overton, President – CEO, E.L.A. Security, Inc.
With EmployeeManualBuilder, I had 30 pages done in two days. I love it. It covers everything from absenteeism to vacation policies. It even had pre-written employment applications.
~ Jeremy Smith, President, Pacific Digital Image, San Francisco, CA
“EmployeeManualBuilder could easily save us a month in valuable time!”
~ Rick Kratz, Maricorp, Whitefish, MT
Outstanding manual! More than I expected. Thanks!” – Mark Schupbach, The Center for Personal Finance, Dallas, TX
I’m very impressed with JIAN’s attention to detail.” – Stephen Miley, Miley Development Corp., Melbourne, FL
Great program, will recommend to our clients. – Erin Nesbit, Quincy, IL
Appreciate JIAN personal service & professionalism. – J.K. Corson, Wedowee, AL
Excellent programs! – Jim Malian, Moraga, CA
A great product! Worth 5 times the cost! – Kevin Drollinger, Columbus, OH
This is what the doctor ordered. – Joel Augenstine, Physicians Laboratories, El Paso, TX
Excellent turnkey solution that saves time and money!!! – Mike Sokoi, Sokoi Rudquist and Timmons, St. Louis Park, MN
Great Deal – Saved hours of work and looks great! – Colin Byers, Consultant, Honolulu, HI
Excellent product, real time and money saver. – Hunter Johnson, Marietta, GA
Very good material. – V.R. O’Brien, Dallas, TX
Great product! – J. Bonnell, Mobile, AL
This program is so easy to use! This makes my work easy!! – Anne Hammonds, The Adrenalin Corporation, Charlotte, NC
A real time saver compared to originating the entire process. – Bob Lange, Medford, WI
Manual very user friendly. I’m very satisfied with quick delivery of software. – Liz Corthell, Colchester, CT
I wrote an 80-page employee company policy manual in less than a week. Unbelievable! – M.S. Critz, Catskill Communications, Inc., Charlotte, NC
Although designed for a business, EmployeeManualBuilder adopted easily to church management. – Vincent Brassard, Abbott Loop Community Church, Anchorage, AK
Great start-up documentation for any size business! Highly recommended. – Dan Corrigan, Cactus Creative Group, Alexandria, VA
By formalizing my employee manual before I hire, I’ll be able to expand smoothly & swiftly. – Tristan MacAvery, Starwolf Press, Dayton, TX
The best Employee Manual on the market. It’s fast, easy & accurate! – Glenn Stock, Electronic Communications Systems, Vienna, VA
The manual alone is worth the package price! – Av Shiloh, Automated Production Systems, Inc., Huntington Valley, PA
Excellent! Great software. – Don Gaskill, Orkot Engineering Plastics, Eugene, OR
Program is good. – April Peterson, Village Park Apts., Dearborn, MI
For small business use, you are the best on the market. – Roy Scellato, Nor-Cal Trans., Inc., Hayward, CA
Makes building an employee company manual very easy. – Rodney Stebbins, Weak Industries, Inc., Tampa, FL
Exciting! – Thomas Wall, Okmulgee, OK
Very Professional and was of great help and value. – Pamela Young, Ultimate in Pool Care, Deer Park, NY
This is fantastic for a new business start-up! Everything is there to customize your manual in less than one day. – Bob Still, Speedy Sign-A-Rama, USA, Lenexa, KS
I really like this product, gives me less complications in administrating my company. – Tomas Romero, Allan-Macomb, Highland Park, NJ
The pain reliever of manual making headaches. – Paul Foley, Ark Angel Airmed Services, Pace, FL
This is making it so much easier to write a new employee manual. – Shirley Green, Pediatric Associates of Beaver, Beaver, PA
A great line of products – I’m sure we’ll be back for more! – David Whelan, The Shaw Group, San Francisco, CA
Very helpful! – Carmen Asay, TLC Home Healthcare, Muskogee, OK
Extremely well written, precise & to the point. – James Dodson, Independence Place, Herrin, IL
I’ve been looking for a product such as this for a long time!! Thanks. – Daniel Jones, Jones Sheet Metal, Franklin, GA
This is a fine product and I would highly recommend it! – Steve Pound, Cadena radio Centro, Hollywood, CA
The EmployeeManualBuilder is great! Can’t wait to get a hold of BizPlanBuilder. – R.J. Alonzo, Premier Auto Body, Gilroy, CA
Best $100 I’ve spent in 5 years . . . Better than my Dad’s .25 cent hand trucks. Could save me a couple of months time. – Brad VanAllen, Northwest Paper Box Mfgs, Portland, OR
Great tool for helping us not re-invent the wheel + helps avoid mistakes. – Robert Ticknor, SRVS Innovation & Integration, Northboro, MA
Great employee manual. Saved me at least 5 days. – William Dettman, Pro Sound & Stage Lighting, Garden Grove, CA
We ordered EmployeeManualBuilder and when we opened the box, inside was a personalized letter with instructions. The day after we received Employee Manual Builder, a person from JIAN called to make sure that we didn’t (have) any problems. The program was so easy to use that there wasn’t. However, I call that customer service. – Tom Walma, Harrison Electric, Michigan City, IN
The owners were very impressed with final product of the employee manual. – Joel Augenstine, Physicians Laboratories, El Paso, TX
Keep up the good work! It’s wonderful to have sound info so easy and accessible. – T. Brown-Freeborg, Watson Label Products, St. Louis, MO
It’s great to know that I don’t have to re-invent the wheel in order to make an employee manual. Thank you. – Dianne Hoskins, Hoskins Ranch & Nursery, Healdsburg, CA
Really liked Personnel Policies – it saved us hours of tedious work. – Dave Cochrane, Family Forum Inc., Superior, WI
Great products for the pro as well as the individual business owner. – Richard Fox, Heartland, Overland Park, KS
Program is a lifesaver. – Mark Arnspiger, InterMed Health Care Serv., Dallas, TX
JIAN has given me back the time to run my business by the utilization of the software! – Scott Brown, Summit North Marina, Bear, DE
We are a school for severely handicapped children. Your software is a great time saver. Thanks! – Stan Klop, Pathways for Challenged Children
I wear four different hats in a private non-profit. This program helped immensely. – Dee Donaldson, Child Advocacy Council of San Mateo CA
EmployeeManualBuilder has moved us in the right direction towards complete organization. ~ Brian Windsor, Control Devices Inc, Flint, MI
Employee Manual Builder made the massive job of creating a manual an easy one! – Bob Gray, Twilight Book & Game Syracuse NY
Your software has successfully covered all of the points of my interests. – Frank Clark, Mid Atlantic Systems Severn MD
We purchased your Employee Manual Builder and found it to be very comprehensive and a real time saver. Excellent!! (Your technical support was terrific.) – Kaye Sweetin, Executive Vice-President Preventcare 2000, Inc. Dallas, TX