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The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (IDWD) is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and guidance to workforce partners to ensure programs offered through the workforce system are implemented and administered in alignment with state and federal guidelines and meet the business needs of Indiana employers. 

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Category Issuance Number Title Program Issued Effective Date Rescinds
Policy Change 2015-11, Change 1 Adult Education (AE) Professional Qualifications and Development Policy- Change 1 Adult Education 4/7/2020 4/7/2020 2015-11
Policy 2019-04 WIOA Title I Adult Priority of Service WIOA 3/3/2020 3/3/2020 Memo Interim Guidance July 2, 2015
Memo Memo 2019-01 PY19 WIOA Formula Allocation WDB 5/3/2019 5/3/2019
Policy Change 2016-11, Change 2 Continuing Eligibility Requirements for Regular State Unemployment Insurance Benefits Unemployment 12/6/2019 12/6/2019 2011-04, Revised; 2016-11; 2016-11, Change 1
Memo 2019-02, Change 1 Voter Registration DWD 11/13/2019 11/13/2019 Memo 2019-02
Policy 2019-03 Required Roles and Responsibilities of the JVSG DVOP and LVER Positions in the WorkOne Offices. JVSG 8/30/2019 8/30/2019 2015-09
Memo Memo 2019-01, Change 1 2019 Economically Disadvantaged Criteria, Change 1 Economically Disadvantaged 8/26/2019 8/26/2019 Memo 2019-01
Policy 2019-02 Local Workforce Development Boards and Chief Elected Officials WDB 8/9/2019 8/9/2019 WIOA T1-(107)-P1, WIOA T1-(107)-P2, WIOA T1-(107)-P3
Policy 2019-01 High School Equivalency Testing Adult Education 7/26/2019 1/1/2019 2014-02
Memo Negotiating Local Area Performance Goals for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Programs for Program Years 2018 and 2019 WDB 7/11/2018 7/11/2018
Policy 2018-04-Att. B Attachment B-Local One-Stop Center_Operating Budget Template WDB 6/7/2019 6/7/2019
Policy 2018-04-Att. A Attachment A- MOU Template WDB 6/7/2019 6/7/2019
Policy 2018-04 Memoranda of Understanding and Infrastructure/Additional Costs Funding Guidance WDB 6/7/2019 6/7/2019 Memo-Memoranda of Understanding and Shared Infrastructure Costs, 2016-08
Policy 2018-03 (De Minimis) De Minimis Purchase of Personal Items DWD 1/29/2019 7/1/2018
Policy 2018-03 (JAG) JAG - Indiana Fundraising JAG 1/7/2018 1/7/2018
Policy 2018-02 State Performance Metrics WDB 11/29/2018 11/29/2018
Policy 2018-01 Guidance on WIOA Title I Youth Program Elements Youth 8/22/2018 8/22/2018 Memorandum: Interim Guidance on WIOA Title I Youth Program Elements
Memo 2018 Economically Disadvantaged Criteria Economically Disadvantaged 6/21/2018 6/21/2018
Policy 2017-17 Participant Drug Screening WDB 6/13/2018 7/1/2018 WIOA 181-P1
Policy 2017-16 Indiana High School Equivalency (HSE) Honors Diploma Adult Education 5/29/2018 7/1/2018
Memo Memorandum: Regional and Local Plan Modification WDB 5/24/2018 5/24/2018
Policy 2017-15 Adult Education Data Collection and Reporting Adult Education 4/17/2018 4/17/2018 2013-04
Policy 2017-14 Distance Education Adult Education 4/17/2018 4/17/2018 2014-08
Policy 2017-13 Educational Functioning Level Assessment Policy Adult Education 4/17/2018 4/17/2018 2016-06
Policy 2017-12 Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment RESEA 1/31/2018 1/31/2018 2007-22
Policy 2017-11 Regional Designations Under WIOA WDB 1/31/2018 1/31/2018
Policy 2017-10 Guidance on WIOA Title I Youth Work Experience Youth 12/19/2017 12/19/2017 Memo: Interim Guidance on WIOA Title I Youth Work Experience
Policy 2017-09 Guidance Related to WIOA Individual Training Account Funding Grants/Finance 12/7/2017 12/7/2017
Policy 2017-08 Suitability Standards for DWD Employee and Contractor Access to Federal Taxpayer Information DWD 11/27/2017 11/27/2017
Policy Change 2017-07 WorkINdiana Implementation and Administration - Change 1 DWD 9/25/2018 9/25/2018 2015-05
Policy 2017-06 WorkOne Managerial Structure and Functional Manager Roles and Responsibilities WDB 11/20/2017 11/20/2017 2007-43
Policy 2017-05 DWD Employee Telework Policy DWD 10/25/2017 10/25/2017 2003-10
Policy 2017-04 State Funding Mechanism WDB 10/16/2017 10/16/2017
Policy 2017-03 Youth Eligibility Youth 9/8/2017 9/8/2017 Interim Guidance on Youth Eligibility and Data Validation - Version 2
Policy 2017-02 Evidentiary Standards for Use of Drug and Alcohol Test Results in UI Benefit Claim Disputes Unemployment 8/8/2017 8/8/2017 2008-43
Policy 2017-01 Eligible Training Provider List Eligibility and Establishment under WIOA ETPL 7/17/2017 7/17/2017 2015-03
Memo Negotiating Local Area Performance Goals for the WIOA Title I PY17 Programs WDB 7/7/2017 7/7/2017
Memo Program Year 2017 (PY17) WIOA Formula Allocation Formula Allocation 6/23/2017 6/23/2017
Policy 2016-10 One-Stop Center Certification WDB 3/20/2017 3/20/2017
Policy 2016-09 Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Guidance Letter EO 3/20/2017 3/20/2017 2012-04, 2012-05, 2007-30, 2007-31, 2006-19
Policy 2016-07 Guidance for the Competitive Procurement of One-Stop Operators WDB 1/17/2017 1/17/2017 2007-24
Policy 2016-05 Prohibition on the Awarding of Attorneys' Fees and Monetary Sanctions in an Administrative Proceeding Unemployment 12/20/2016 12/20/2016
Policy 2016-04 Implementation of the Jobs for Hoosiers Act JFH 11/21/2016 4/23/2016 2013-10
Policy 2016-03 Grantee and Grantee Sub-Recipient Audit Requirements Grants/Finance 10/31/2016 10/31/2016 2007-02
Policy 2016-02 Requirements for High School Equivalency Testing Center Monitoring and Incident Reporting Adult Education 9/7/2016 9/7/2016 TAB 2014-02
Policy 2016-01 Dislocated Worker Guidance for Category "A" Eligibility Dislocated Worker 7/22/2016 7/22/2016 TAB 2010-04
Policy 2015-12 Adult Education Funding Policy Adult Education 6/17/2016 6/17/2016 2013-05
Policy 2015-10 Evidentiary Standards for Establishing Discharge for Gross Misconduct in Unemployment Insurance Benefit Claim Disputes Unemployment 6/16/2016 6/16/2016 2008-41
Memo Program Year 2016 (PY16) WIOA Formula Allocation WDB 5/4/2016 7/1/2016
Policy 2015-08 Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses in Indiana DWD's Integrated WorkOne Offices JVSG 5/4/2016 5/4/2016 2009-01
Policy 2015-07 Effect of a Regularly Scheduled Vacation Period on Unemployment Insurance Eligibility Unemployment 4/19/2016 4/29/2016 2011-07
Policy 2015-06 Interim Monitoring Policy Compliance 4/14/2016 4/14/2016 2007-28
Policy Change 2015-04 Local and Regional Plan Instructions for Workforce Development Boards - Amended WDB 2/22/2016 2/22/2016
Policy 2015-01 (GOAL) Indiana DWD's "Go Out and Learn" (GOAL) Tuition Assistance Program DWD 5/27/2015 5/27/2015 2010-16
Memo Interim Guidance on Eligibility and Data Validation, Except Youth and Adult Education - Version 3 WDB 12/2/2015 7/1/2015 2012-07 Change 1, TAB 2008-13, TAB 2007-09, TAB 2003-004
Memo WIOA T1 (134)-P1 On-the-Job Training Guidelines under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) WIOA 6/9/2015 7/1/2015 DWD Policy 2014-05 DWD Policy 2010-13, Change 1
Memo Interim Guidance on the Delivery of WIOA Title I Adult and Dislocated Worker Services and the Impact on Participation and Exit Dates WIOA 7/2/2015 7/6/2015
Policy 2015-02 Property Management/Surplus Property Policy DWD 11/4/2015 11/4/2015 2013-01, 2015-01 (Prop. Man.)
Memo PY15 WIOA Formula Allocation Formula Allocation 5/21/2015 5/21/2015
Policy 2014-06 Att. B Attachment B- RR Grant Statement of Work Rapid Response 10/1/2014 10/1/2014
Policy 2014-06 Att. A Attachment A- WIA RR Grant Request Rapid Response 10/1/2014 10/1/2014
Policy 2014-06 Rapid Response Activities Rapid Response 10/1/2014 10/1/2014
Policy 2014-04 Adult Education Program Monitoring and Improvement Policy Adult Education 9/12/2014 9/12/2014 2013-06
Policy 2014-03 PY 2014 Local Plan Instructions for Local Workforce Investment Boards WDB 4/21/2014 4/21/2014 2012-08
Policy 2013-09 Limited Personal Use of State Resources DWD 9/27/2013 9/27/2013
Policy 2013-07 Adult Education Program Standards Adult Education 8/23/2013 8/23/2013 2011-05
Policy 2013-06 Adult Education Program Monitoring and Improvement Policy Adult Education 8/23/2013 8/23/2013 2011-13
Policy 2013-03 Requirements Pertaining to Confidential and Privileged Information DWD 8/13/2013 8/13/2013 2007-45
Policy 2013-02 Rescission of DWD Policy 2008-07 and DWD Policy 2009-04 DWD 7/31/2013 7/31/2013 2008-07, 2009-04
Policy 2012-06 Qualifying Credentials for the "Attainment of a Degree or Certificate" Common Measure for the WIA Youth Services Youth 11/27/2012 11/27/2012
Policy 2012-03 WorkOne Brand Policy DWD 8/16/2012 8/16/2012 2007-35
Policy 2012-02 Social Media Usage DWD 8/15/2012 8/15/2012
Policy 2012-01 Media Inquiry Policy DWD 8/15/2012 8/15/2012 2008-03
Policy 2011-18 Guidance on the Process to Request a National Emergency Grant (NEG) NEG 6/25/2012 6/25/2012 2010-01
Policy 2011-17 Mobile Device Reimbursement for DWD Employees DWD 6/25/2012 6/25/2012
Policy 2011-16 WIA Subrecipients, Vendors, and Agents WDB 5/16/2012 5/16/2012
Policy 2011-15 Local Plan Instructions for Workforce Investment Boards and Regional Workforce Boards WDB 4/10/2012 4/10/2012 2010-11
Policy 2011-14 Using WIA Training Funds for Prior Learning Assessment WDB 3/30/2012 3/30/2012
Policy 2011-12 Adult Education Distance Education Policy Adult Education 3/28/2012 3/28/2101
Policy Change 2011-03 Tort Claim Procedures: Claims by Non-Employees for Accidents or Injuries to Person and/or Property - Revised Legal 2/17/2012 2/17/2012 2007-40
Policy 2011-01 Dress Code for DWD Employees DWD 7/27/2011 7/27/2011 2007-07, 2007-19
Policy 2010-27 Head Start - U. I. Legislative Changes Unemployment 6/29/2011 6/29/2011
Policy 2010-26 On Call or As Needed Employment Effects on U. I. Benefits Unemployment 6/29/2011 6/29/2011
Policy 2010-25 Pension, Retirement, or Annuity Plans Distributions - U. I. Legislative Changes Unemployment 6/29/2011 6/29/2011
Policy 2010-21 Work Space/Cubicle and Vending Area Housekeeping Policy for Indiana DWD's Administrative Office in Indianapolis DWD 4/27/2011 4/27/2011
Policy 2010-20 Policy for Personal Long Distance Telephone Calls and Use of DWD Personal Communication Devices DWD 4/27/2011 4/27/2011 2007-17
Policy 2010-19 Procedures Regarding Pitney Bowes Mail Meters in WorkOne Offices DWD 4/27/2011 4/27/2011 2004-04
Policy 2010-18 Creation of New or Revised Indiana DWD Forms DWD 4/27/2011 4/27/2011 2004-39
Policy 2010-15 Guidance for Requesting WIA Governor's Discretionary and Rapid Response and ARRA of 2009 Funding WDB 4/12/2011 4/12/2011 2009-08
Policy 2010-14 The Indiana DWD's Employee Travel Policy DWD 4/12/2011 4/12/2011 2002-31, 2002-42, 2003-23, 2003-31, 2004-21, 2004-26, 2004-27, 2004-28, 2004-29, 2004-30
Policy 2010-06 Security Guard Officer Services Grants/Finance 12/3/2010 11/29/2010
Policy 2010-05 Guidance for Workforce Investment System Staff in Responding to Customer and Employee Incidents and the Procedures for Incident Reporting DWD 10/27/2010 10/27/2010 2009-06
Policy 2010-03 Financial Interest and Conflict of Interest in DWD Transaction Decisions DWD 9/22/2010 9/22/2010 2009-05
Policy 2010-02 DWD Employee Attendance Reporting and Time Distribution via PeopleSoft DWD 9/7/2010 9/7/2010 2005-10
Policy 2009-12 JAG National Model Program's Compliance Standards and Procedures and JAG Indiana Program Requirements JAG 5/26/2010 2/26/2010
Memo 2009-10 Regional Workforce Board and Workforce Investment Board for Marion County Revised Guidance on Appointing Signature Designee(s) WDB 2/26/2010 2/26/2010 2005-07, 2005-27
Memo 2009-09 WorkOne Site Lease Copy Requirement WDB 2/26/2010 2/26/2010
Policy Change 2009-03 Workforce Acceleration Grant Program- ARRA- Training Account Program - Change 1 Grants/Finance 2/25/2010 2/25/2010
Policy 2008-42 Indiana DWD's Evaluation of Discharge for Unsatisfactory Attendance in UI Benefit Claim Disputes Unemployment 6/30/2009 7/1/2009
Policy 2008-40 Indiana DWD's Definition and Allocation of Certain Income Deductions for UI Benefit Purposes Unemployment 6/30/2009 7/1/2009 2007-41
Policy 2008-38 Use of Assigned State Vehicles DWD 5/1/2009 5/1/2009 2006-18
Policy 2008-37 Additional Distribution of WIA Funding for Training Level Services for WIA Eligible Dislocated Workers and Adults Adult & Dislocated Worker 4/22/2009 4/22/2009 TAB 2008-14
Policy 2008-35 WorkOne Center and WorkOne Express Triage Process DWD 3/10/2009 3/10/2009
Policy 2008-34 Indiana DWD's Grant Recipient Requirements; Non-compliance Remedies; WIA Required Incentives; and, Indiana DWD Oversight Responsibilities Compliance 1/28/2009 1/1/2009
Policy 2008-33 State Workforce Innovation Council DWD 1/2/2009 1/1/2009
Policy Change 2008-32 UI Review Board Procedures - Revised Unemployment 5/13/2009 1/1/2009
Policy 2008-31 Telephone Hearings Unemployment 1/2/2009 1/1/2009
Policy 2008-30 The Use of Evidence at UI Benefit Hearings before an Administrative Law Judge or the UI Review Board Unemployment 1/2/2009 1/1/2009
Policy 2008-29 Hearings and Decisions by a Liability Administrative Law Judge Unemployment 1/2/2009 1/1/2009
Policy 2008-28 UI Benefits Hearings before an Administrative Law Judge Unemployment 1/2/2009 1/1/2009
Policy 2008-27 Effort to Secure Full-time Work by UI Benefit Claimants Unemployment 1/2/2009 1/1/2009
Policy 2008-26 Deductible Income Cannot Be Used to Reestablish UI Benefit Eligibility Following Disqualification Unemployment 1/2/2009 1/1/2009
Policy 2008-25 Seasonal Work and Workers Unemployment 1/2/2009 1/1/2009
Policy 2008-24 Payroll and Employment Records for UI Purposes Unemployment 1/2/2009 1/1/2009
Policy 2008-23 Payments to Be Considered Wages Subject to Unemployment Insurance Contribution Unemployment 1/2/2009 1/1/2009
Policy 2008-22 Voluntary Election for UI Coverage Unemployment 1/2/2009 1/1/2009
Policy 2008-21 Special Categories of Employees for UI Tax Liability Purposes Unemployment 1/2/2009 1/1/2009
Policy 2008-20 Accelerated Unemployment Insurance Tax Payments Unemployment 1/2/2009 1/1/2009
Policy 2008-19 Group Accounts and Common Paymaster for UI Tax Purposes Unemployment 1/2/2009 12/1/2009
Policy 2008-18 Successor Employers Unemployment 1/2/2009 1/1/2009
Policy 2008-17 Wages Subject to Contribution Unemployment 1/2/2009 1/1/2009
Policy 2008-16 Employer UI Tax Contribution Reports Unemployment 1/2/2009 1/1/2009
Policy 2008-14 Rapid Response Allocations and Service Delivery Guidelines Rapid Response 11/24/2008 11/24/2008
Policy 2008-13 Compensatory Time Charging for Indiana DWD's Overtime Exempt Employees DWD 11/21/2008 11/21/2008 2003-16
Policy 2008-12 Overpayment Waiver Policy (Under Review) Unemployment 11/21/2008 11/21/2008 2006-02, 2006-03
Policy 2008-11 Defining Intangible Property Created by the Indiana Workforce Investment System and Other DWD Grantees and Contractors Grants/Finance 10/23/2008 10/23/2008
Policy 2008-10 Federal Guidelines for Match and Leveraging Funds for Indiana DWD Grantees Grants/Finance 10/23/2008 10/23/2008
Policy 2008-08 The 50% Penalty for Employer Fraud Unemployment 9/26/2008 9/26/2008 2006-04
Policy 2008-06 Reporting Procedures for Suspected Violations in the Administration of Grant Resources Grants/Finance 8/22/2008 8/22/2008
Policy 2008-02 Lactation Support Policy DWD 7/25/2008 7/1/2008
Policy 2007-46 Guidance on the Proper Handling of Social Security Numbers DWD 6/27/2008 6/27/2008
Policy 2007-44 Alternative Work Schedule Policy DWD 6/27/2008 6/27/2008 2005-01
Memo 2007-42 Indiana DWD's Document Shredding Policy for Several IDWD Indianapolis Office Locations DWD 6/13/2008 6/13/2008
Policy 2007-39 Indiana DWD's Personnel Policy Regarding the Filing of UI and Receipt of Public Relief Benefits by Department Employees DWD 5/16/2008 5/16/2008
Policy 2007-37 Entities Required to Use the Indiana DWD's Electronic Case Management and Labor Exchange (Job Matching) Systems DWD 4/21/2008 4/21/2008 Memo 2005-23
Policy 2007-33 Guidance on Indiana Code § 22-4.5-7-6, § 22-4.5-7-7, and § 22-4.5-7-8 WDB 4/4/2008 4/4/2008
Policy 2007-29 Smoke-Free WorkOne Centers and Express Sites DWD 4/4/2008 4/4/2008 2005-22
Policy 2007-21 Property Management/Surplus Property Policy DWD 1/28/2008 1/28/2008 2004-11
Policy 2007-16 Transfer of Funding Policy Grants/Finance 8/30/2007 8/30/2007 2004-09
Policy 2007-15 Procurement and Prior Approval Policy for Federally Funded Grantees WDB 8/30/2007 8/30/2007 Commissioner Directive 2006-10
Policy 2007-14 Regional Contracting Grants/Finance 8/30/2007 1/1/2008 2005-16, 2006-20
Policy 2007-12 Deobligation and Reallocation of WIA Funding Grants/Finance 8/22/2007 8/22/2007 1998-66
Policy 2007-10 Grievance/Complaint Procedures Policy Grievance 8/3/2007 8/3/2007 2004-01
Policy 2007-03 Audit and Monitoring Resolution Appeals Procedure Compliance 7/9/2007 7/9/2007 2004-41
Policy 2006-21 Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s Communications Formation and Dissemination Policy for All Funding Sources Administered by DWD DWD 5/4/2007 5/4/2007 2004-24
Policy 2006-05 Law Change – Unemployment Fraud and Overpayments (Under Review) Unemployment 8/22/2006 7/1/2006
Memo 2004-43 To Extend DWD Communications and Policies Concerning WIA Beyond June 30, 2005 DWD 6/29/2005 6/29/2005
Policy 2004-20 Signature Requirements Grants/Finance 3/18/2005 3/18/2005
Policy 2003-27 Cost Allocation Plan Policy Grants/Finance 1/30/2004 1/30/2004 02-24
Policy 2003-18 Minimum Standards for WorkOne Center Information Resource Areas WorkOne 10/15/2003 10/15/2003 E96D-9007
Policy 2003-17 Computer Use Policy DWD 12/1/2003 12/1/2003 Employee Use Agreement for State Provided Internet Service
Policy 2002-48 Access to Public Records Policy DWD 4/30/2003 4/30/2003 97-19
Policy 1999-06 Servicing Affirmative Action Job Orders DWD 8/19/1999 8/19/1999 OD 140
Policy 1998-11 Cash Management Policy Grants/Finance 9/22/1998 9/22/1998 C95P-2161
Policy 1997-13 Revised Policy for Handling Employer Applications DWD 1/20/1998 1/20/1998 E96P-9008 (in part)

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