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Guide : Human Resources Policies :

Human Resources Policies

For each policy below you will find the pdf and word versions as well as the policy history, the statutory authority, the administrative code, previous policies and FAQs when applicable. Click on the Section heading to open the panel to view each policy and its resources.

 Special Leave Memo from State Human Resources Director Neal Alexander pdf format


Section 2: Recruitment & Selection and Workforce Planning

Immigration/Employment of Foreign Nationals pdf format

Reduction-In-Force Priority pdf format

Priority Reemployment for Policy-Making and Exempt Managerial Employees pdf format

Priority Reemployment for Employees Removed for Violation of G.S. 126-14.2 - repealed 11/2013


Priority Referral System - repealed 11/2013


Promotional Priority pdf format

Recruitment and Posting of Vacancies pdf format

Selection of Applicants pdf format

Veteran's Preference pdf format

Workforce Planning pdf format

Recruitment and Selection Plans


Section 3: Employment and Records

Appointment Types and Career Status pdf format

  • Word Version MS Word format
  • Policy History pdf format (this policy history reflects the combined histories of the previous "Types of Appointments" policy and the "Probationary/Trainee/Permanent Appointment and Career Status" policy.)
  • Statutory Authority: G.S. 126-4 NC General Assembly Website
  • Administrative Rule: 25 NCAC 01C .0400 Office of Administrative Hearings Website
  • Old Policies:

Creditable Service pdf format

Dual Employment pdf format

Employment Contracts pdf format

Employment Offerspdf format

Interchange of Governmental Employees pdf format

Limitation of Political Activity pdf format

Personnel Records pdf format

Probationary/Trainee/Permanent Appointment and Career Status

(this policy has been merged with "Types of Appointments" and renamed to "Appointment Types and Career Status".  See new policy above)

Secondary Employment pdf format

Teleworking Requirements for Pilot Programs pdf format

Work Options pdf format

Work Schedule pdf format

Section 4: Salary Administration

General Pay Policies pdf format

Career Banding Salary Administration pdf format

Comprehensive Compensation Policy - repealed 8/2014 NC General Assembly website


Definition of Terms pdf format

Demotion/Reassignment pdf format

Extended Duty for Medical Personnel pdf format

Foreign Service Employees, Compensation of pdf format

Holiday Premium Pay pdf format

Horizontal Transfer pdf format

Hours of Work and Overtime Compensation pdf format

Initial Classification pdf format

In-Range Adjustment pdf format


New Appointments pdf format

On-Call Emergency/Call-Back Pay pdf format

Promotion pdf format

Reallocation  pdf format

Redeployment pdf format

Reinstatement pdf format

Salary Range Revision pdf format

Shift Premium Pay pdf format

Sign-On Bonus Policy pdf format

Special Salary Adjustment - Retention pdf format

Supplemental Salary pdf format

Section 5: Leave

General Leave Policies pdf format

Adverse Weather pdf format

Civil Leave and Job Related Proceedings pdf format

Communicable Disease Emergency (Section 8)

Community Service Leave pdf format

Community Service Leave - Literacy, Tutoring and Mentoring pdf format

Compensatory Leave pdf format

Educational Leave pdf format

Emergency Closing pdf format

Family and Medical Leave pdf format

Family and Medical Leave - Qualifying Exigency pdf format

Family and Medical Leave - Military Caregiver pdf format

Family Illness Leave pdf format

Holidays pdf format

Incentive Leave pdf format

Leave Without Pay pdf format

Military Leave pdf format

Other Management Approved Leave pdf format

Sick Leave pdf format

Transfer Leave pdf format

Vacation Leave pdf format

Voluntary Shared Leave pdf format

Section 6: Employee Benefits and Awards

Flexible Benefits pdf format

Governor's Awards for Excellence pdf format

Other Benefits (not administered by OSHR) pdf format

Rewards and Recognition pdf format

Richard Caswell Award pdf format

Service Awards Program pdf format

Special Leave Awards pdf format

State Employee Memorial Program pdf format

Unemployment Insurance pdf format

Workers' Compensation Administration pdf format

Workers' Compensation Leave

Section 11: Separation

Reduction-In-Force Policy pdf format

Separation, Types of pdf format

Severance Salary Continuation pdf format

Section 12: Classification



Policies webpage

Manual Revisions webpage

Manual Index webpage

List of Repealed Policies webpage New item

Local Government Policies Rules webpage

Policies Disclaimer webpage

Recruitment and Selection Plans webpage

Print Policies Manual Section-by-Section

Print entire policy manual from the links below. All are in pdf format pdf format.  When printing, use duplex so that it will print front and back. Where necessary, a blank page has been inserted so that each policy will stand alone.