Audit, Business & Finance Implementation (ABF)

As part of the 2021 Appropriations Act, the North Carolina General Assembly expanded the exemptions under the North Carolina Human Resources Act (“EHRA non-faculty” or “EHRA”) to include University Audit, Business, and Finance professional positions. This change in the law means that these positions will become EHRA non-faculty positions under the University’s human resources policies rather than be subject to the NC Human Resources Act (“SHRA”). The University sought this flexibility with respect to certain compensation and leave issues to be more competitive within the context of a highly competitive labor market.

Individual employees currently in SHRA Audit, Finance, certain Business Officer, Business Manager, University Program Specialist, and University Program Manager classifications that are FLSA exempt (those salaried and not subject to overtime) will be offered an opportunity to convert from SHRA to EHRA non-faculty status. FLSA non-exempt employees (those paid hourly and subject to overtime) are not affected by this change and will not change to EHRA. The FLSA exempt employees who do not choose to convert to EHRA status will continue as SHRA employees.