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
Workforce Policy | OG 10-2021 Rapid Response and Layoff Aversion Guidance

To provide Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) formal guidance regarding Rapid Response and Layoff Aversion. 

Active DWS Operational Guidance
Operational Guidance | OG 09-2021 Guidance on Eligibility for Participation in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Dislocated Worker Program

To provide guidance on eligibility for participation in the WIOA Title I Dislocated Worker Program and to rescind PS 14-2020.

Active DWS Operational Guidance
Operational Guidance | OG 08-2021 2021 Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL) - RESCINDED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 and to rescind PS 07-2020, Change 1.

Rescinded DWS Operational Guidance
Operational Guidance | OG 07-2021 Revised Local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Workforce Development Program Year 2020 Allocations EXPIRED

To transmit adjusted WIOA funding levels for Program Year (PY) 2020 Dislocated Worker Local Area Allocations under WIOA Title I Section 132(c) and to rescind PS 06-2020.

Expired DWS Operational Guidance
Operational Guidance| OG 06-2021 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Wagner-Peyser Employment Act Participant Eligibility Reference Guide

To update the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Wagner-Peyser Employment Act Participant Eligibility Reference Guide and to rescind PS 04-2020, Change 2.

Active DWS Operational Guidance
Operational Guidance | OG 05-2021 NCWorks Mobile Career Center No Cost Usage Agreement and Fee-for-Use Schedule - RESCINDED

To provide updated guidance on the NCWorks Mobile Career Center’s expanded no cost usage agreement and update fee-for-use schedule and to rescind PS 11-2016, Change 1.

Rescinded DWS Operational Guidance
Operational Guidance | OG 04-2021 Revised Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program Participant Transportation Operational Guidance

To transmit the revised Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Participant Transportation Policy for Training, Job Search Allowance and Relocation Allowance Reimbursement and to rescind PS 01-2019.

Active DWS Operational Guidance
Operational Guidance | OG 03-2021 Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Co-enrollment with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Dislocated Worker Programs

To introduce strategies to strengthen participant outcomes for TAA and WIOA participants by increasing access to multiple services to benefit the long-term success of program participants through simultaneous admission known as co-enrollment (20 CFR 618.600).

Active DWS Operational Guidance
Operational Guidance | OG 02-2021 Guidance for Local Incumbent Worker Grants

To provide operational guidance on Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) guidelines in WIOA Section 134(d)(4) to Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) choosing to use up to 20% of the combined Adult and Dislocated Worker allocated formula program funds to pay for employees’ training and to rescind Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) PS 13-2020.

Active DWS Operational Guidance
Operational Guidance | OG 01-2021 Utilization of Certified Historically Underutilized Businesses

To provide guidance on how Local Area Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) may take advantage of services provided by the North Carolina Historically Underutilized Businesses (NC HUB) Office and to help meet statewide utilization goals. 

Active DWS Operational Guidance