NCWorks Commission Policy Statements and DWS Operational Guidance

On this page, you'll find links to specific policy directives for workforce professionals in North Carolina. We display two classes of policy documents. As of November 2020, the NCWorks Commission approves major statewide policies in accordance with the federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA), and these are known as Commission Policy Statements. Meanwhile, the Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) issues Operational Guidance notices, which carry the full authority of NCWorks Commission policies. Both of these types of documents can be found here using the search tools below.

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Policy Statement # or Guidance # and Title Purpose Associated Files (Click to Open) Workforce Categories
Commission Policy | CPS 01-2020 NCWorks Commission Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Policy Making Authority

To clarify the policymaking role of the NCWorks Commission and the operational guidance role of the NC Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS); and to adjust the official method of issuing and disseminating procedural, administrative, management, and program directions to Division staff, Local Workforce Development Boards and other interested parties.   

CPS-01-2020-NCWorks-Commission-Workforce-Innovation-and-Opportunity-Act-Policy-Making-Authority-Final.pdf Commission Policy Statement, Active, Criteria or Guidelines
Commission Policy | CPS 01-2020 NCWorks Commission Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Policy Making Authority

To clarify the policymaking role of the NCWorks Commission and the operational guidance role of the NC Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS); and to adjust the official method of issuing and disseminating procedural, administrative, management, and program directions to Division staff, Local Workforce Development Boards and other interested parties.   

CPS-01-2020-NCWorks-Commission-Workforce-Innovation-and-Opportunity-Act-Policy-Making-Authority-Final.pdf Commission Policy Statement, Active, Criteria or Guidelines
Commission Policy | CPS 01-2021 Local Workforce Board Sanctions and Appeal Policy

To establish and implement the State Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) sanctions policy and appeal processes for all subrecipients of federal grant awards and state grants, where applicable, as mandated by the US Department of Labor (USDOL).

CPS-01-2021-Local-Workforce-Board-Sanctions-and-Appeal-Process_Final.pdf Active, Commission Policy Statement, Criteria or Guidelines
Commission Policy | CPS 01-2021 Local Workforce Board Sanctions and Appeal Policy

To establish and implement the State Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) sanctions policy and appeal processes for all subrecipients of federal grant awards and state grants, where applicable, as mandated by the US Department of Labor (USDOL).

CPS-01-2021-Local-Workforce-Board-Sanctions-and-Appeal-Process_Final.pdf Active, Commission Policy Statement, Criteria or Guidelines
Commission Policy | CPS 02-2021 Status and Use of Current Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) Policy Statements

To clarify the status and use of current DWS Policy Statements during the transition of policies according to NCWorks Commission Policy Statement (CPS) 01-2020.

CPS-02-2021-Status-and-Use-of-Current-DWS-Policy-Statements_Final.pdf Commission Policy Statement, Active
Commission Policy | CPS 02-2021 Status and Use of Current Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) Policy Statements

To clarify the status and use of current DWS Policy Statements during the transition of policies according to NCWorks Commission Policy Statement (CPS) 01-2020.

CPS-02-2021-Status-and-Use-of-Current-DWS-Policy-Statements_Final.pdf Commission Policy Statement, Active
Commission Policy | CPS 04-2021 Distribution of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Funding

To authorize the Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) to administer, through Operational Guidance, the distribution of WIOA funding, on behalf of the NCWorks Commission.

CPS-04-2021-Distribution-of-Workforce-Innovation-andOpportunity-Act-WIOA-Funding-Final.pdf Commission Policy Statement, Active
Commission Policy | CPS 04-2021 Distribution of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Funding

To authorize the Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) to administer, through Operational Guidance, the distribution of WIOA funding, on behalf of the NCWorks Commission.

CPS-04-2021-Distribution-of-Workforce-Innovation-andOpportunity-Act-WIOA-Funding-Final.pdf Commission Policy Statement, Active
Commission Policy | CPS 09-2021 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Formula Funds Expenditure Requirements

To inform Local Area Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) of the requirements to meet the mandated 20% work experience expenditure rate for local WIOA Title I Youth formula funds and the mandated expenditure rate of at least 75% for local Youth formula funds used to serve out-of-school youth, as well as to rescind PS 06-2017.

CPS-09-2021_WIOA-Youth-Formula-Funds-Expenditure-Requirements_Final-.pdf Commission Policy Statement, Active
Commission Policy | CPS 09-2021 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Formula Funds Expenditure Requirements

To inform Local Area Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) of the requirements to meet the mandated 20% work experience expenditure rate for local WIOA Title I Youth formula funds and the mandated expenditure rate of at least 75% for local Youth formula funds used to serve out-of-school youth, as well as to rescind PS 06-2017.

CPS-09-2021_WIOA-Youth-Formula-Funds-Expenditure-Requirements_Final-.pdf Commission Policy Statement, Active
Commission Policy | CPS 10-2021 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity Standards and Complaint Procedures

To provide Local Area Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) and other subrecipients minimum standards and procedures designed to ensure that all WIOA programs will be conducted in accordance with applicable equal opportunity and nondiscrimination requirements. This policy provides current contact information and rescinds PS 07-2018.

CPS-10-2021-WIOA-Nondiscrimination-Equal-Opportunity-Standards-and-Complaint-Procedures_Final-.pdf Commission Policy Statement, Active
Commission Policy | CPS 10-2021 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity Standards and Complaint Procedures

To provide Local Area Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) and other subrecipients minimum standards and procedures designed to ensure that all WIOA programs will be conducted in accordance with applicable equal opportunity and nondiscrimination requirements. This policy provides current contact information and rescinds PS 07-2018.

CPS-10-2021-WIOA-Nondiscrimination-Equal-Opportunity-Standards-and-Complaint-Procedures_Final-.pdf Commission Policy Statement, Active
Commission Policy | CPS 11-2021 Eligible Training Provider Guidelines, Penalties, Appeal Process and Performance Reporting

To provide eligibility criteria, biennial certification procedures, penalties, and appeals processes for implementing Eligible Training Provider (ETP) requirements in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. These guidelines are applicable to providers of occupational skills training services for adults, dislocated workers, youth, and other populations as defined by WIOA Title 1-B. 

CPS-11-2021-Eligible-Training-Provider-Guidelines-Penalties-Appeal-Process-and-Performance-Reporting.pdf Commission Policy Statement, Active
Commission Policy | CPS 11-2021 Eligible Training Provider Guidelines, Penalties, Appeal Process and Performance Reporting

To provide eligibility criteria, biennial certification procedures, penalties, and appeals processes for implementing Eligible Training Provider (ETP) requirements in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. These guidelines are applicable to providers of occupational skills training services for adults, dislocated workers, youth, and other populations as defined by WIOA Title 1-B. 

CPS-11-2021-Eligible-Training-Provider-Guidelines-Penalties-Appeal-Process-and-Performance-Reporting.pdf Commission Policy Statement, Active
CPS 01 2022 PY22 23 Local Plan Instructions CPS-01-2022-PY22-23-Local-Plan-Instructions.docx Commission Policy Statement, Active
CPS 01 2022 PY22 23 Local Plan Instructions CPS-01-2022-PY22-23-Local-Plan-Instructions.docx Commission Policy Statement, Active
CPS 01 2022 Updates to Local and Regional LA Plan Instructions… CPS-01-2022-Updates-to-Local-and-Regional-LA-Plan-Instructions-for-PY-2022.pdf Criteria or Guidelines, Commission Policy Statement, Active
CPS 01 2022 Updates to Local and Regional LA Plan Instructions… CPS-01-2022-Updates-to-Local-and-Regional-LA-Plan-Instructions-for-PY-2022.pdf Criteria or Guidelines, Commission Policy Statement, Active
CPS 02 2022 Attachment 1 PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACTING… CPS-02-2022-Attachment-1_PROCUREMENT-AND-CONTRACTING-DESCRIPTION-.pdf Commission Policy Statement, Active
CPS 02 2022 Attachment 1 PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACTING… CPS-02-2022-Attachment-1_PROCUREMENT-AND-CONTRACTING-DESCRIPTION-.pdf Commission Policy Statement, Active