The West Virginia
WIC Program is required to offer training to WIC Authorized stores on an annual
basis. The Annual Training
Newsletter covers the ten (10) required elements set forth in the federal
cannot be completed on a corporate level.
For each store, the manager or trainer must acknowledge the training
newsletter has been read by completing the survey included with the Annual Training Newsletter. Per federal regulations (7CFR Ch.II, §246(h)(B)(xii)), “the vendor must inform and train cashiers and other staff on program requirements,” so please share this information with all store employees involved with WIC. You may also consider posting a copy of the training newsletter in a central location, and including a copy in your Vendor Handbook for future reference and training purposes.
All training is to be completed by April 30, 2020.
Vendor materials required by the West Virginia Program may be ordered direct using an order form which may be emailed or mailed to the Vendor Management Unit.
The Vendor Handbook is an addendum to and incorporated into the Vendor Agreement. WIC Authorized Vendors must adhere to all information provided in the most recent edition of the Vendor Handbook to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, rules, policies and procedures.
Any owner, manager, or employee may report an incident, a specific action or occurrence which may violate the laws and rules pertaining to WIC. This includes WIC customers':
attempting to exchange or actually exchanging the eWIC benefit card, food or formula for cash or other items of value, to other persons or entities;
attempting to receive or actually receiving cash or credit from vendors toward purchase of unauthorized food or other items of value in lieu of authorized supplemental foods;
threatening or actually displaying physical abuse of vendor staff or vendor property which includes throwing something in the direction of vendor staff;
substituting or attempting to substitute unauthorized foods with the eWIC benefit card;
exchanging or attempting to exchange food or formula purchased with the eWIC benefit card for unauthorized food or formula;
purchasing or attempting to purchase unauthorized food items not in WIC categories, such as soda and chips;
purchasing or attempting to purchase non-food items with the eWIC benefit card;
giving away foods or formula purchased with the eWIC benefit card to other persons or entities; and
verbally abusing or harassing vendor staff which includes throwing something though it is not directed toward vendor staff.
The complaint form can be mailed to the address at the top of the form or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WIC Program will provide a hearing procedure for any vendor adversely affected by an action or decision by the State Agency as outlined in Policy and Procedure 8.06 Fair Hearing Policy for Vendors
. The vendor must use the Appeals Request form to request a fair hearing. No other form or method of requesting a fair hearing will be accepted in lieu of this form.
Except when a sanction action is pending, vendors may terminate an Agreement at any time upon thirty (30) days written notice to the West Virginia WIC Program. Failure to notify the West Virginia WIC Program at least thirty (30) days prior to such termination could result in denial of any future application for participation by the vendor. The resignation form may also be used to notify the West Virginia WIC Program of change in ownership or cessation of operation. WIC authorization is non-transferable so if ownership changes the current Vendor Agreement will be terminated, and the store will be unable to accept eWIC benefits.
The West Virginia WIC Program offers vendors the opportunity to add products to the Authorized Product List (APL)
year round, with the exception of cereal, juice, bread, buns, tortillas, pasta, and yogurt, which may only be submitted for consideration during the product application period every two years in May. Requests for all other products may be submitted using the Universal Product Code (UPC) Request form by email to email@example.com
, by fax to 304-558-1541
or by mail to the address on the form.