Laws and Policies

The State Workforce Board (SWB) was enacted by the State Legislature in Chapter 25 of the Labor and Industry Standards.


Much of what the SWB does is goverend by federal statute, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). It supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In general, the Act takes effect on July 1, 2015, the first full program year after enactment, unless otherwise noted.



The policies of the SWB govern many of the programs administered under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.