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|PS 19-2017, Change 2 Requirement for Local Workforce Development Boards to Use Competitive Selection Processes to Procure Training Providers and One-Stop Operators RESCINDED

To inform local Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) of the requirement that they must use a competitive procurement process to select providers of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult, Youth, and Dislocated Worker services, as well as, for the operator of a local certified NCWorks Career Center using the Workforce Innovation and Oportunity Act (WIOA) Final Regulations and to allow the one-stop operator selection process to remain up to four (4) years. To provide instructions for a waiver in the case of a failed procurement process. To rescind PS 19-2017, Change 1.

Rescinded
Workforce Policy | PS 08-2019 Finish Line Grants Continuation Instructions and Request Form - EXPIRED

To provide guidance and instructions to local Workforce Development Boards and North Carolina Community Colleges partners on applying for second year continuation of the Finish Line Grants funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. This policy statement also provides the Finish Line Grants Continuation Request Form.

Expired
Workforce Policy | PS 07-2019 Finish Line Grants Operations Funds Request Form - EXPIRED

To provide guidance and instructions to local Workforce Development Boards on applying for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Governor's Finish Line Grants Operations Funds. This policy statement also provides the Finish Line Grants Operations Funds Request Form and rescinds policy statement PS 09-2018.

Expired
Workforce Policy|PS 04-2015, Change 1 On-the-Job Training (OJT) Using Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Funds - RESCINDED

To establish and communicate updates to the policy requirements and forms for conducting On-the-Job Training (OJT) activities in North Carolina and to rescind DWS Policy Statement 04-2015.

Rescinded
Workforce Policy|PS 06-2019 Eligible Training Provider Guidelines _RESCINDED

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

Rescinded
Workforce Policy|PS 04-2018, Change 2 Revised Local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Workforce Development Program Year 2018 Allocations - EXPIRED

To provide the second revision to Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program Year (PY) 2018 Local Area October and Youth Allocations.

Expired
Workforce Policy|PS 19-2017, Change 1 Requirement for Local Workforce Development Boards to Use Competitive Selection Processes to Procure Training Providers and One-Stop Operators RESCINDED

To inform local Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) of the requirement that they must use a competitive procurement process to select providers of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult, Youth, and Dislocated Worker services, as well as, for the operator of a local certified NCWorks Career Center using the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Final Regulations and to allow the one-stop operator selection process to remain up to four (4) years.

To provide instructions for a waiver in the case of a failed procurement process.

To rescind PS 19-2017.

Rescinded
Workforce Policy|PS 05-2019 Business Services Work-based Learning Position Policy and Application - EXPIRED

To support local Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) with funding that enhances the connection of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) work-based learning activities to business and industry, and increase the number of businesses and employers using NCWorks system services with proactive outreach to employers who can benefit from workforce solutions.

Expired
Workforce Policy|PS 04-2019 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program Year 2019 Local Area Allocations - RESCINDED

To transmit Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program Year (PY) 2019 Local Area Allocations.

Rescinded
Workforce Policy | PS 16-2017, Change 1 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program Enhancement Grant Application - RESCINDED

To transmit updated guidelines including new report forms for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program Enhancement Grant Application and to change expiration date to indefinite.  The Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) has developed a systematic approach to reviewing and approving Local Workforce Development Board requests for funding to support enhanced WIOA services. This Policy Statement rescinds PS 16-2017.

Rescinded