State policy and guidance

These pages contain the policies and guidance that apply to federally-funded programs established through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Trade Adjustment Assistance Act (TAA), and the Wagner-Peyser (W-P) Act.

The state policies and operational materials on this page are derived from federal laws, rules and guidance. They are provided by ESD's Employment System & Policy Division and coordinated by the Employment System Administration and Policy (ESAP) Unit to help readers understand and accurately administer workforce development programs.  

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  • WIOA Title I — Fiscal, administrative and program policies.
  • WIA Title I-B and ARRA  All policies have been archived.
  • WorkSource System  Policies that apply to the WorkSource system as a whole.
  • State Guidance — WorkSource Information Notices (WINs) that provide clarification on specific aspects of workforce development programs.
  • Trade Act — Policies that provide information and guidance on specific aspects of the Trade Act, including approval of training, occupational skills training and relocation allowances.
  • Employment Service — Policies pertaining to WorkSource center operations.
  • Public Comments — Policies open for review, as well as archived comments.

If you are interested in receiving future policy updates you can subscribe to ESD's workforce development bulletins.  You can also visit the archives to see policies and guidance that have been rescinded or replaced, but provide historical perspective and reference.