- III. Operational Planning ElementsThe Unified or Combined State Plan must include an Operational Planning Elements section that support the State’s strategy and the system-wide vision described in Section II.(c) above. Unless otherwise noted, all Operational Planning Elements apply to Combined State Plan partner programs included in the plan as well as to core programs. This section must include—
- b. State Operating Systems and PoliciesThe Unified or Combined State Plan must include a description of the State operating systems and policies that will support the implementation of the State strategy described in Section II Strategic Elements . This includes—
- b. State Operating Systems and Policies
III. b. 2. the State Policies That Will Support the Implementation of the State’s Strategies (e.g., Co-enrollment Policies and Universal Intake Processes Where Appropriate). in Addition, Describe the State’s Process for Developing Guidelines for State-administered One-stop Partner Programs’ Contributions to a One-stop Delivery System, Including Benchmarks, and Its Guidance to Assist Local Boards, Chief Elected Officials, and Local One-stop Partners in Determining Equitable and Stable Methods of Funding Infrastructure in Accordance with Sec. 121(h)(1)(b). Beginning with the State Plan Modification in 2018 and for Subsequent State Plans and State Plan Modifications, the State Must Also Include Such Guidelines.
CareerSource Florida’s Board of Directors made a distinction between strategic and administrative policies. Strategic policies are high-level principles or directional statements that inform or clarify legislative policy or workforce system strategies. These strategic policies direct decision-making at the program level and may result in the development of administrative policies.
Administrative policies are business rules, requirements, processes and/or responsibilities that expand, explain or further specify legislative or CareerSource Florida strategic policies. CareerSource Florida administrative policies are developed by the Department of Economic Opportunity and CareerSource Florida. Administrative policies are aligned with CareerSource Florida strategic policies and administered by the Department of Economic Opportunity.
CareerSource Florida policy requires the CareerSource Florida professional team to review all policies every two years. For each policy, recommendations are made to the state Board of Directors to rescind, modify or amend the policy, consolidate policies, continue the policy without change or pursue other action. In 2017, the CareerSource Florida Strategic Policy and Performance Unit worked with the Department of Economic Opportunity to complete this review, ensuring existing policies focus on strategy rather than operational aspects of workforce system oversight; editing policies in simplified language and streamlining references to partners and programs as described in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; and eliminating obsolete language and policies.
In 2017, the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors reviewed and approved revisions to existing policies in the company’s strategic policy portfolio. The board approved the elimination of five obsolete policies and transferred two non-strategic operational policies to the Department of Economic Opportunity for administration. The board clarified and expanded its existing conflict of interest policies which reinforce the board’s commitment to ethics and transparency.
FDBS has a policy team to continually examine policies and procedures. The team reviewed and updated all policies related to the delivery of client services between July and September. Policies on Informed Choice, Comparable Services and Benefits, Purchase of Access and Rehabilitation Technology, Transition Services, Competitive Integrated Employment and Timeliness of Services are effective as of October 18, 2017.
The state workforce board, CareerSource Florida is committed to the continued development of policies addressing co-enrollment, and universal intake processes, and will work with core partners to develop administrative guidelines for State-administered one-stop partner programs' contributions to the one-stop delivery system.
Links to updated policy resources are below:
- CareerSource Florida Strategic Policies https://careersourceflorida.com/careersourceflorida-policies/
- Department of Economic Opportunity Administrative Policies http://www.floridajobs.org/workforce-board-resources/policy-and-guidance/guidance-papers
- Vocational Rehabilitation Policy Manual http://www.rehabworks.org/policy.shtml
- DBS Client Services Policies http://dbs.myflorida.com/Leadership/Policies/index.html
- Adult Education Assessment Technical Assistance Paper http://fldoe.org/academics/career-adult-edu/adult-edu/technical-assistance-papers.stml
- Adult High School Technical Assistance Guide http://fldoe.org/academics/career-adult-edu/adult-edu/technical-assistance-papers.stml