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
PS 04-2020 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and Wagner-Peyser Employment Act Participant Eligibility Reference Guide - RESCINDED

To update the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Wagner-Peyser Employment Act Participant Eligibility Reference Guide and to rescind Policy Statement 11-2014.

Rescinded
Workforce Policy|PS 03-2020 Finish Line Grants (FLG) Tech Device Loaner Program - EXPIRED

To authorize Local Areas to create a program to loan laptops, tablets, or other similar devices to community college students who have an unmet need for technological devices directly related to the transition to e-learning caused by the state’s response to COVID-19. To provide one-time funding interested Local Areas can use to purchase laptops, tablets, and other similar devices.

Expired
Workforce Policy|PS 02-2020 One-Time Telework Equipment and Services Grants Available to Local Workforce Development Boards - EXPIRED

To support local Workforce Development Boards’ Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) NCWorks Career Center staff by providing one-time grants to be used for equipment and services needed for teleworking, due to Governor Roy Cooper’s “Stay-At-Home” executive order, as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Expired
Workforce Policy| PS 01-2020 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Comprehensive Four-Year Title I Plan Local and Regional Area Plan Instructions for Program Year 2020

Purpose(s):

  • To transmit the N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions’ (DWS) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Comprehensive Four-Year Title I Plan Local and Regional Area Plan Instructions for Program Year 2020.
  • To rescind PS 03-2019. 
Active
Workforce Policy|PS 12-2019 Rescind Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program Enhancement Grant Application

To rescind the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program Enhancement Grant Application PS 16-2017, Change 1.

Active
Workforce Policy | PS 11-2019 Rescind Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Planning Enhancement Grant Application

To rescind the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Planning Enhancement Grant Application PS 22-2017, Change 1.

Active
Workforce Policy | PS 04-2019, Change 1 Revised Local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Workforce Development Board Program Year 2019 Allocations - RESCINDED

To revise Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program Year (PY) 2019 Local Area October Allocations. To rescind PS 04-2019.

Rescinded
Workforce Policy| PS 17-2017, Change 1 Guidance for Local Incumbent Worker Training Policies - RESCINDED

To provide Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) guidelines, according to WIOA Section 134(d)(4), to Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) choosing to use up to 20 percent of the combined Adult and Dislocated Worker allocated formula program funds to serve Incumbent Workers (IWs). 

To rescind PS 17-2017.

Attachment A: Local WDB Incumbent Worker Training Policy Outline

Attachment B: Allowable/Non-Allowable Training Costs

 

Rescinded
Workforce Policy| PS 10-2019 2019 Lower Living Standard Income Level and to Rescind DWS Policy Statement Number 06-2018 - RESCINDED

To transmit the income chart identifying the higher of the "Federal Poverty Level Income Guidelines" and the "70% Lower Living Standard Income Level Guidelines" for the year and rescind DWS Policy Statement Number 06-2018. 

 

Rescinded
Workforce Policy|PS 09-2019 NCWorks Career Center Memorandum of Understanding and Partner Infrastructure Funding Agreement RESCINDED

To provide guidance on the required NCWorks Career Center Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Partner Infrastructure Funding Agreement (IFA).

To rescind PS 11-2018.

Rescinded