CareerSource Florida Policies

Strategic policies to support workforce system strategies

The CareerSource Florida Board of Directors approves strategic policies for the Florida Workforce System. Information about administrative policies and guidance affecting Florida’s workforce system can be obtained from the Department of Economic Opportunity’s website.
Policy #Policy TitlePurpose & ScopeEffective DateDEO GuidanceDocuments
2021.12.09.A.1Comprehensive Employment Education and Training StrategyThis Policy encourages local workforce development boards to use all allowable resources and to collaborate with all partners and to develop innovative strategies that create simplified access to and provide excellent customer service for Florida’s workforce; focus on continuous improvement, strengthen partnerships to leverage shared resources and eliminate duplication of services; align programs and resources to meet local market demand in occupations that lead to self-sustaining jobs; and, implement data-driven accountability measures and quantifiable outcomes related to training programs, employment and services to Florida businesses. 12/09/2021
2021.09.15.A.2Availability of Services to FloridiansThis policy and attached resources describe statewide expectations for local workforce development boards as they develop local policies to enhance customer service, set and publicly post hours of operation for one-stop career centers and reinforce the importance of comprehensive communication.09/15/2021

2021.06.09.A.1Statewide Workforce Development Board Policymaking Authority and Delegation Policy This policy clarifies the policymaking authority of CareerSource Florida, the state workforce development board, and the delegation of various policymaking roles. The state workforce development board establishes the administrative and operational role of the CareerSource Florida professional team and CareerSource Florida’s administrative entity, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), in providing policy direction and guidance to the state’s local workforce development boards (LWDBs) and other impacted parties.06/09/2021
2021.06.09.A.2Rapid Response and Layoff Aversion System Strategic PolicyThis policy requires Rapid Response funds to be used by local workforce development boards to establish Rapid Response and Layoff Aversion systems and provide Rapid Response and Layoff Aversion Systems as described in Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 19-16 and CareerSource Florida Administrative Policy on Rapid Response and Layoff Aversion.06/09/2021
2020.06.04.A.2State Workforce Development Board Roles and ResponsibilitiesThis policy delineates the roles and responsibilities for the state board within the state’s workforce development system. The state workforce development board establishes and directs the vision for the state workforce system to align with strategic partners within workforce investment, education and economic development systems. The CareerSource Florida network’s strategic partners are those described within the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Florida Statutes. The CareerSource Florida network comprises the state workforce development board, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Florida’s local workforce development boards, chief local elected officials, and local career centers.12/09/2021
2020.02.20.A.1Board Governance and Leadership PolicyThe CareerSource Florida Board of Directors requires local workforce development boards to employ sound management practices and controls for the proper expenditure of funds and verification of program outcomes. Both local workforce development board members and staff must maintain integrity, accountability and transparency in decisions and actions that earn and protect the public trust in compliance with CareerSource Florida Ethics and Transparency Policy 2018.09.26.A.1. This includes taking all necessary steps to avoid the appearance of conflicts of interest.12/09/2021
2019.02.13.A.1Apprenticeship PolicyThis Apprenticeship Policy defines CareerSource Florida’s vision for apprenticeships. Apprenticeship expansion presets opportunities for innovation of this time-tested and trusted method of skills development. Through this policy, the CareerSource Florida Board supports and encourages the continued expansion of apprenticeship opportunities in Florida for both businesses and individuals.12/09/2021
2018.09.26.A.1CareerSource Florida Ethics and Transparency PolicyThis policy communicates expectations about ethics and transparency in Florida’s workforce system to maintain integrity, accountability and transparency in decisions and actions that earn and protect the public trust.12/09/2021
2018.02.14.A.2Sector Strategies PolicyThis policy lays out the State of Florida’s strategic vision for effective sector strategies. Local Workforce Development Boards are required to include their approach to establishing, implementing and sustaining effective sector strategies in their local workforce development plans. 12/09/2021

2017.05.17.C.2CareerSource Florida Board of Directors Conflict of Interest Disclosure PolicyCareerSource Florida promotes an ethical and transparent structure within the public-private corporation. All board members shall sign an acknowledgment of this policy to be filed with the CSF professional team upon appointment to the CSF Board of Directors. 12/09/2021
2013.11.07.A.1Local Area Targeted Occupations List Process PolicyA Targeted Occupations List (TOL) process promotes alignment, economic growth and efficiency among local boards within the CareerSource Florida network. This process creates flexibility in occupational targeting and incorporates immediate business and industry feedback to complement labor market information.11/07/2013
2013.08.29.A.1Performance Incentives PolicyAnnually establishes performance incentives aligned with the CareerSource Florida, Inc. Board of Directors’ strategic goals and objectives and recognizes the efforts local boards within the CareerSource Florida network make towards targeted strategies and rewarding increased outcomes. 08/29/2013
2013.05.22.A.3Florida Workforce System Statewide BrandThis policy establishes a statewide brand identity, unified brand charter, nomenclature and logo for Florida’s statewide workforce system; CareerSource Florida, Inc. (CSF), the state workforce board; and the 24 local boards. 12/09/2021
2012.05.24.A.2State and Local Workforce Development Board Contracting Conflict of Interest PolicyIncreases transparency for board actions where a conflict of interest may exist between a board, its board members and/or board employees. This policy establishes criteria and procedures used to address potential conflicts of interest and ensure compliance with Public Law 113-128, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (2014), section 445.007(1) and (11), Florida Statutes, and section 112.3143, Florida Statutes. 05/24/2012
2005.08.25.A.2TANF Deobligation Policy ModificationLocal workforce development boards (local boards) within the CareerSource Florida network that fail to timely and appropriately deobligate surplus Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds, resulting in TANF funds reverting back to the state, shall face a reduction in their TANF allocation for the next state fiscal year. This reduction is in the exact amount of reverted funds. 08/25/2005
2002.01.09.A.3Deobligation and Reallocation of WIOA FundsThis policy requires an annual review of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding obligations for the 24 local workforce development boards (local boards) within the CareerSource Florida network. The annual review will determine if the local boards’ obligations of WIOA funds are sufficient to meet requirements for the federal WIOA grant to be most effective statewide.01/09/2002
2000.08.15.I.8DChartering of Local Workforce Development BoardsPursuant to Public Law 113-128, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the Workforce Innovation Act (WIA) of 2000 (section 445.007, Florida Statutes) CareerSource Florida, Inc. (CSF) is responsible for granting charters to the 24 local boards within the CareerSource Florida network every two years. 08/15/2000
2000.06.21.A.1Incumbent Worker Training ProgramThis policy ensures the Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) grant program as administered by the state workforce development board and funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) helps established Florida businesses upgrade the skills of their current employees to promote expansion and growth, and to assist and engage with businesses to prevent layoffs through a layoff-aversion strategy as described in the Rapid Response and Layoff Aversion System Strategic Policy.12/09/2021