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Category Archives: Legislative

Legislative Update

July 28, 2017 | In Legislative

In their most recent session, the N.C. General Assembly passed budget legislation that will affect UNC employees. This includes a $1,000 salary increase for eligible SHRA employees and a 24 hour bonus leave award to full-time, permanent employees. Information on the EHRA annual raise process is still forthcoming.

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Reminders about University Employees and Political Activities

October 28, 2016 | In Employee Relations, Employment, Legislative, Policies

The ability to participate in civic life and activities is one of the fundamental tenets of our society. Being a University employee does not mean you lose any of your constitutional rights as a citizen to participate or not participate as you desire in the political process; however, because you are a University employee you must also be aware of the limitations on participation in partisan or political activity during work time and limitations on the use of University property. This summarizes the laws and policies and is intended to be a helpful resource for University employees. Continue reading

2016 Legislative Salary Increase for SHRA (SPA) employees

July 28, 2016 | In Classification and Compensation, Legislative

The 2016 General Assembly has ratified and Governor Pat McCrory has signed into law HB 1030 (2016 Appropriations Act), which provides a 1.5% legislative salary increase (LSI) for eligible employees effective July 1, 2016. The following rules apply only to SHRA employees. EHRA increase implementation guidelines are expected in August, along with instructions for the EHRA annual raise process. Continue reading

Reminders about University Employees and Political Activities

June 10, 2016 | In Employee Relations, Legislative, Policies

The ability to participate in civic life and activities is one of the fundamental tenets of our society. Being a University employee does not mean you lose any of your constitutional rights as a citizen to participate or not participate as you desire in the political process; however, because you are a University employee you must also be aware of the limitations on participation in partisan or political activity during work time and limitations on the use of University property. This summarizes the laws and policies and is intended to be a helpful resource for University employees. Continue reading

Message from NC Office of State Human Resources

August 28, 2013 | In Administration, Legislative

Please see the attached letter for all state employees regarding recent legislative changes from the Office of State Human Resources (previously the Office of State Personnel). OSHR asked that this letter be provided to all state employees. The University Office of Human Resources is awaiting final rules and instructions on several of the areas noted in this letter and we will make that information available when we receive it.

Update: Non-Faculty Salary Increase Interim Guidelines (Pending Adoption of a State Budget)

July 9, 2013 | In HR Operations, Legislative

Overview

I write to provide an update to my memo dated June 12, 2013, regarding the “Temporary Freeze on SPA and EPA Non-Faculty Salary Increases with Planned 7/1/2013 Effective Dates or Later.” While a State budget has not yet been approved by the General Assembly, a continuing budget resolution has been enacted to enable State operations to continue without interruption. This resolution resulted in the issuance of interim salary increase guidelines by the Office of State Personnel (OSP) and UNC General Administration (GA) until a new State budget for Fiscal Year 2013/2014 is adopted. The following new guidelines are effective immediately and supersede the guidance in my previous memo. Continue reading

Legislative Update

July 16, 2012 | In Legislative

News

Legislative Update

As you know, the state budget incorporates a salary increase for SPA and EPA employees. The increase for SPA employees will be administered as described below. Information on the EPA increase will be provided separately by both the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and the Office of Human Resources.

The pay increase is effective July 1, 2012. The increase, including retroactive pay from July 1, is anticipated to appear in the July 27, 2012, paycheck. Permanent full- and part-time employees who were on the payroll on June 30, 2012, will receive an increase of 1.2 percent. The increase will be based on the funding source(s) in place as of June 30. The increase does not apply to those separated from service prior to July 1, 2012 or to employees hired effective July 1, 2012 or later.

The increase applies to employees in probationary, trainee or time-limited appointments, including those employees whose salaries are at or above the band salary maximum. Employees are eligible for the increase without consideration of performance ratings or disciplinary actions. Based on funding availability, departments may grant temporary employees a comparable salary increase.

Employees who are on leave without pay (LWOP) as of July 1, 2012, will receive the increase upon reinstatement. Please monitor the return of your employees closely to ensure they receive this increase timely.

The implementation of this increase will not require any activity on the part of Facilitators or departments. The Office of Human Resources is reviewing all salary actions that have taken place since July 1, 2012, to see what changes, if any, must be made. An OHR representative will contact a department if any additional information or action is required.

Effective July 1, 2012, Career Banding pay bands have been increased by 1.2 percent. The new pay bands will be available next week.

Longevity and Special Pay
Since the legislative increase is retroactive to July 1, longevity paid to employees with an effective date of July 1, as well as shift differentials and overtime payments paid (if worked on July 1), will be recalculated and additional pay amounts provided to these employees. Longevity pay payments for August will incorporate the legislative increase, and special pay earned after July 1 will be up to date. This information is strictly for budget purposes; HR Facilitators will not need to take any action in regard to this recalculation or additional payment.


Additional Leave Designation

The legislature has also designated an additional five days of leave. We are awaiting further instructions on implementation from the Office of State Personnel. We will release a separate memo once we have more information.

Thank you for your patience during this process and we will continue to share additional information on these issues as it becomes available.

This email is sponsored by:
Jessica Moore, Senior Director, Classification and Compensation
Office of Human Resources