NCWorks Commission Policy Statements & 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.

Policy Statement # or Guidance # and Title Purpose Status Type (or Category) of Document
Commission Policy | CPS 05-2021 NC Job Ready Workforce Investment Grants

To transmit guidelines for the NC Job Ready Workforce Investment Grants. The Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) will provide $1 million for the first year of the NC Job Ready Workforce Investment Grants. The DWS has developed policies and guidelines for reviewing and awarding NC Job Ready Workforce Investment Grants to Local Area Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) to participate in economic development activities and to foster the alignment of economic and workforce development, both priorities of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Public Law 113-128).

Active Commission Policy Statement
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.

Active Commission Policy Statement
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.

Active Commission Policy Statement
Operational Guidance | OG 22-2021 On-the-Job Training (OJT) Using Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Funds - RESCINDED

To establish and communicate updates to the operational guidance requirements and forms for conducting OJT activities in North Carolina and to rescind PS 04-2015, Change 1.

Rescinded DWS Operational Guidance
Operational Guidance | OG 21-2021 Funds Transfer Between Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

To issue the requirements for the transfer of local WIOA formula funds between Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs and to rescind PS 10-2016.

Active DWS Operational Guidance
Operational Guidance | OG 08-2021, Change 1 2021 Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL) RESCINDED

To transmit the PY2021 income chart identifying the higher of the "Federal Poverty Level Income Guidelines" and the "70% LLSIL Guidelines" for the year revising the WIOA “disadvantaged youth and disadvantaged adult” reference, in addition to correcting the funding level listed for Family of Two Metropolitan, as well as to rescind OG 08-2021.

Rescinded DWS Operational Guidance
Operational Guidance | OG 20-2021 Employer Services Grant Funds Policy Guidance and Application

To provide Local Area Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) with funding that supports the increase in the number of businesses and employers utilizing the NCWorks system through the provision of solution-based services and to rescind PS 15-2020.

Active DWS Operational Guidance
Operational Guidance | OG 19-2021 Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses in all U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Job Training Programs

To emphasize to staff of Local Area Workforce Development Boards (WDBs), Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) offices, and NCWorks Career Centers provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Final Rule for Priority in all federally-funded training and employment programs as prescribed in the Jobs for Veterans Act, to provide instruction on the implementation of the provisions, and to rescind PS 03-2017. 

Active DWS Operational Guidance
Operational Guidance | OG 18-2021 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Supportive Services Guidance

To provide guidance on the use of WIOA funds for supportive services to eligible participants enrolled in WIOA Title I Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth programs and to rescind PS 10-2020. 

Active DWS Operational Guidance
Operational Guidance | OG 17-2021 Electronic File Storage and Protecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

To provide guidance on the use of electronic file storage, protecting PII and retrieval of workforce and other federal funds’ participant, program and financial documents and to rescind PS 08-2017.

Active DWS Operational Guidance