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State of Iowa rDirectory: Find State Employees by Name, Place or Department.

Iowa W-4 Forms (PDF)

Child Labor - Division of Iowa Department of Labor 

Dept. of Economic Development: Information about licensing requirements in Iowa, site selection for new or expanding businesses and more. 

Dept. of Natural Resources: Recycling information and environmental regulations. 

Department of Revenue: Information on business taxes in Iowa. 

Dept. of Transportation: Driver’s license information, doing business with the department, safety information and more. 

Dept. of Commerce: Umbrella agency with responsibilities for alcohol and beverages, banking, credit unions, insurance, professional licensing, and utilities. 

Dept. of Inspections & Appeals: Responsible for inspecting, licensing and/or certifying health care providers and suppliers, restaurants and grocery stores, social and charitable gambling operations, hotels and motels, and barber and beauty shops.

Dept. of Agriculture & Land Stewardship: Poultry and meat inspections, agricultural marketing and more. 

Dept. of Public Health: Standards for workplace drug testing, birth and death certificates, and more. 

Dept. of General Services: Opportunities to do business with the State of Iowa. 

Iowa Finance Authority: Housing tax credits, housing assistance fund, community development programs and more.

Iowa Legislature: Iowa code and Iowa Administrative Code online, find a bill introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives or Iowa Senate, or contact your legislator.

Secretary of State: Information on creating a business organizations in Iowa, UCC filings and more.

Employer Web Site For Child Support
Employers now may go online  complete most of their child support business, including make payments, report newly hired or rehired employees or contractors, and report employee terminations or absences.

USAGov: Your First Click to the U.S. Government - The official government gateway for citizens business and government.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: National Labor Market Information.

CareerOneStop: The nation's publicly-funded resource for jobseekers and businesses.

The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA): Web information service provides public access to Davis-Bacon information. 

U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program
Directing business, adults, youth, dislocated workers, and workforce professionals to training, apprentice programs and employment services.

Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) - Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

IRS Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Small Business Administration (SBA) U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.

THOMAS Legislative Information: Access federal legislation by topic or popular title. Includes Congressional Record text, and committee reports.

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. House of Representatives: Congressional member and committee information as well as floor schedules. Learn about the legislative process.

U.S. Senate: Information on members and committees. Read a Senate history, and take a virtual tour of the Capitol.

Veterans' Employment and Training Service

United States Chamber of Commerce

State and Local Government On the Net: The State and Local Government on the Net Directory provides convenient one-stop access to the websites of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments.

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