Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The Department of Career Services (DCS) uses policy issuances to transmit and communicate to locale officials and stakeholders the policies of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with regard to the implementation of the workforce development system in conjunction with the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) / Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and related federal and state statutory and/ or regulatory requirements.  Policy issuances generally require procedural action at the local level to implement provisions of the policy.

Active WIOA policies will be categorized by subject matter and will have new policy numbers assigned.  New policy numbers will contain an identifier for the Department of Career Services, the acronym, an identifier for the subject category, the policy number series, and an identifier to indicate a policy revision

Below is an example of the new policy number assignment.

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You can use different methods to locate a policy:

  • The first is to click on the Policy Categories based on the policy subject. 
  • The second is to use the search function by typing a key word into the search box.  This will result in a list of policies in which the key word is present.     

The third is to enter the policy number into the search box.