Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Personnel Policies for Local Departments of Social Services [22 VAC 40 ‑ 675]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Updates to Personnel Policies for Local Departments of Social Services
Action 6127
General Information
Action Summary Amendments to subsections A and B section 180 (Equal employment opportunity.) are needed to address conflicts with federal law. • Subsection A requires amendment to include additional areas of protection currently defined by the EEOC. Changes to 22VAC40-675-180A correspond to 42USC §2000-e-2. • Subsection B requires removal from the chapter. It is no longer a requirement of local jurisdictions to complete an Affirmative Action Plan. According to new updates and information from the Department of Labor, even if a local jurisdiction holds federal contracts, they are exempt from the requirement to develop and maintain a written affirmative action program. Changes to 22VAC40-675-180B correspond to 41 CFR § 60-1.5. Changes proposed in all other sections of the regulation (22VAC40-675-40 and 22VAC40-675-190) are for style, form, correction and syntax, and are intended to improve clarity.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act, but falls within the Executive Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
RIS Project Yes  [7381]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
42USC §2000-e-2, 41 CFR § 60-1.5.
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 4/24/2020
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9846 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/26/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Leighann Smigielski  / Policy Analyst Sr.
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
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