North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 126 State Personnel System

Article 1 - State Personnel System Established.

Article 2 - Salaries, Promotions, and Leave of State Employees.

Article 3 - Local Discretion as to Local Government Employees.

Article 4 - Competitive Service.

Article 5 - Political Activity of Employees.

  • § 126-13   Appropriate political activity of State employees defined
    (a) As an individual, each State employee retains all the rights and obligations of citizenship provided in the Constitution and laws of the State of...
  • § 126-14   Promise or threat to obtain political contribution or support
    (a) It is unlawful for a State employee or a person appointed to State office, other than elective office or office on a board, commission,...
  • § 126-14.1   Threat to obtain political contribution or support
    (a) It is unlawful for any person to coerce: (1) a State employee subject to the Personnel Act, (2) a probationary State employee, (3) a...
  • § 126-14.2   Political hirings limited
    (a) It is the policy of this State that State departments, agencies, and institutions select from the pool of the most qualified persons for State...
  • § 126-14.3   Open and fair competition
    The State Personnel Commission shall adopt rules or policies to: (1) Assure recruitment, selection, and hiring procedures that encourage open and fair competition for positions...
  • § 126-14.4   Remedies
    (a) A State employee or applicant for initial State employment who has reason to believe that he or she was among the pool of the...
  • § 126-15   Disciplinary action for violation of Article
    Failure to comply with this Article is grounds for disciplinary action which, in case of deliberate or repeated violation, may include dismissal or removal from...
  • § 126-15.1   Probationary State employee defined
    As used in this Article, "probationary State employee" means a State employee who is exempt from the Personnel Act only because he has not been...

Article 6 - Equal Employment and Compensation Opportunity; Assisting in Obtaining State Employment.

Article 7 - The Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records.

Article 8 - Employee Appeals of Grievances and Disciplinary Action.

Article 9 - The Administrative Procedure Act and Modifications.

Article 10 - Interchange of Governmental Employees.

  • § 126-51   Short title
    This Article shall be known and may be cited as the "North Carolina Interchange of Governmental Employees Act of 1977." (1977, c. 783, s. 1.)
  • § 126-52   Definitions
    For purposes of this Article: (1) "Assigned employee" means an employee of a sending agency who is assigned or detailed to a receiving agency as...
  • § 126-53   Authority to interchange employees
    (a) Any division, department, agency, instrumentality, authority, or political subdivision of the State of North Carolina is authorized to participate in a program of interchange...
  • § 126-54   Status of employees of sending agency
    (a) Employees of a sending agency participating in an exchange of personnel authorized by G.S. 126‑53 may be considered during such participation to be either...
  • § 126-55   Travel expenses of employees from this State
    A sending agency in this State shall not pay the travel expenses of its assigned or on leave employees and shall not pay the travel...
  • § 126-56   Status of employees of other governments
    (a) When a division, department, agency, instrumentality, authority or political subdivision of the State of North Carolina acts as a receiving agency, assigned employees of...
  • § 126-57   Travel expenses of employees of other governments
    A receiving agency in the State of North Carolina may, in accordance with its travel regulations and travel regulations by law, pay the travel expenses...
  • § 126-58   Administration
    The State Personnel Commission and any State division, department, agency, instrumentality, authority or political subdivision participating in an interchange of employees program may promulgate rules...
  • § 126-59 through 126-63   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 11 - Governor's Commission on Governmental Productivity.

Article 12 - Work Options Program for State Employees.

  • § 126-74   Work Options Program established
    There is established a Work Options Program for State employees in the Office of State Personnel to be administered by the State Personnel Commission. The...
  • § 126-75   Work options for State employees
    (a) The following work options allowed State employees are to be included in the program administered under this Article: (1) Flexible work hours as established...
  • § 126-76   Promoting Work Options Program
    The State Personnel Commission shall develop a program to expand the use of work options. This program shall include training sessions for agency personnel to...
  • § 126-77   Authority of agencies to participate
    The State Personnel Commission shall request from each agency assistance in formulating the Work Options Program. Any division, department, agency, instrumentality or authority shall participate...
  • § 126-78   Administration
    The State Personnel Commission and any State division, department, agency, instrumentality or authority participating in the State Work Options Program shall promulgate rules necessary for...
  • § 126-79   Report required
    The State Personnel Commission shall require a biennial report of each State division, department, agency, instrumentality or authority on the status of the Work Options...

Article 13 - Veteran's Preference.

  • § 126-80   Declaration of policy
    It shall be the policy of the State of North Carolina that, in appreciation for their service to this State and this country during a...
  • § 126-81   Definitions
    As used in this Article: (1) "A period of war" includes World War I (April 16, 1917, through November 11, 1918), World War II (December...
  • § 126-82   State Personnel Commission to provide for preference
    (a) The State Personnel Commission shall provide that in evaluating the qualifications of an eligible veteran against the minimum requirements for obtaining a position, credit...
  • § 126-83   Exceptions
    Notwithstanding G.S. 126‑5, and notwithstanding provisions in that section that only certain Articles of this Chapter apply to some employees, this Article applies to all...

Article 14 - Protection for Reporting Improper Government Activities.

  • § 126-84   Statement of policy
    (a) It is the policy of this State that State employees shall be encouraged to report verbally or in writing to their supervisor, department head,...
  • § 126-85   Protection from retaliation
    (a) No head of any State department, agency or institution or other State employee exercising supervisory authority shall discharge, threaten or otherwise discriminate against a...
  • § 126-86   Civil actions for injunctive relief or other remedies
    Any State employee injured by a violation of G.S. 126‑85 may maintain an action in superior court for damages, an injunction, or other remedies provided...
  • § 126-87   Remedies
    A court, in rendering a judgment in an action brought pursuant to this Article, may order an injunction, damages, reinstatement of the employee, the payment...
  • § 126-88   Notice of employee protections and obligations
    It shall be the duty of an employer of a State employee to post notice in accordance with G.S. 95‑9 or use other appropriate means...

Article 15 - Communications With Members of the General Assembly.

Article 16 - Flexible Compensation Plan.

  • § 126-95   Flexible compensation plan
    (a) The Director of the Budget may provide eligible officers and employees of State departments, institutions, and agencies not covered by the provisions of G.S....