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Chapter 126: North Carolina Human Resources Act.

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Article 1 - State Human Resources System Established. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-1 126-1. Purpose of Chapter; application to local employees.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-1.1 126-1.1. Career State employee defined.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-1A 126-1A: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 141, s. 2.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-2 126-2. State Human Resources Commission.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-3 126-3. Office of State Human Resources established and responsibilities outlined; administration and supervision; appointment, compensation and tenure of Director.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-4 126-4. Powers and duties of State Human Resources Commission.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-4.1 126-4.1: Repealed by Session Laws 2011-398, s. 41, effective January 1, 2012, and applicable to contested cases commenced on or after that date.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-5 126-5. Employees subject to Chapter; exemptions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-6 126-6: Repealed by Session Laws 1991, c. 65, s. 3.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-6.1 126-6.1: Repealed by Session Laws 1993, c. 397, s. 1.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-6.2 126-6.2. Reports.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 2 - Salaries, Promotions, and Leave of State Employees. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-7 126-7: Repealed. See editor's note.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-7.1 126-7.1. Posting requirement; State employees receive priority consideration; reduction-in-force; Work First hiring.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-7.2 126-7.2: Repealed by Session Laws 2013-382, s. 6.2, effective August 21, 2013, and applicable to grievances filed on or after that date.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-7.3 126-7.3. Annual compensation surveys.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-8 126-8. Minimum leave granted State employees.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-8.1 126-8.1. Paid leave for certain athletic competition.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-8.2 126-8.2. Replacement of law-enforcement officer on final sick leave.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-8.3 126-8.3. Voluntary shared leave.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-8.4 126-8.4. (See note on condition precedent) No sick leave taken for absences by State employees resulting from adverse reactions to vaccination.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-8.5 126-8.5. Discontinued service retirement allowance and severance wages for certain State employees.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 3 - Local Discretion as to Local Government Employees. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-9 126-9. County or municipal employees may be made subject to rules adopted by local governing body.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-10 126-10. Personnel services to local governmental units.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-11 126-11. Local personnel system may be established; approval and monitoring; rules and regulations.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 4 - Competitive Service. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-12 126-12. Governor and Council of State to determine competitive service.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 5 - Political Activity of Employees. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-13 126-13. Appropriate political activity of State employees defined.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-14 126-14. Promise or threat to obtain political contribution or support.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-14.1 126-14.1. Threat to obtain political contribution or support.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-14.2 126-14.2. Political hirings limited.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-14.3 126-14.3. Open and fair competition.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-14.4 126-14.4: Repealed by Session Laws 2013-382, s. 7.6, effective August 21, 2013.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-15 126-15. Disciplinary action for violation of Article.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-15.1 126-15.1: Repealed by Session Laws 2013-382, s. 3.2, effective August 21, 2013.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 6 - Equal Employment and Compensation Opportunity; Assisting in Obtaining State Employment. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-16 126-16. Equal opportunity for employment and compensation by State departments and agencies and local political subdivisions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-16.1 126-16.1. Equal employment opportunity training.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-17 126-17. Retaliation by State departments and agencies and local political subdivisions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-18 126-18. Compensation for assisting person in obtaining State employment barred; exception.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-19 126-19. Equal employment opportunity plans; reports; maintenance of services by Director of the Office of State Human Resources.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-20 126-20. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-21 126-21. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 7 - The Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-22 126-22. Personnel files not subject to inspection under 132-6.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-23 126-23. Certain records to be kept by State agencies open to inspection.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-24 126-24. Confidential information in personnel files; access to such information.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-25 126-25. Remedies of employee objecting to material in file.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-26 126-26. Rules and regulations.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-27 126-27. Penalty for permitting access to confidential file by unauthorized person.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-28 126-28. Penalty for examining, copying, etc., confidential file without authority.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-29 126-29. Access to material in file for agency hearing.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-30 126-30. Fraudulent disclosure and willful nondisclosure on application for State employment; penalties.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-31 126-31. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-32 126-32. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-33 126-33. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 8 - Employee Appeals of Grievances and Disciplinary Action. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-34 126-34: Repealed by Session Laws 2013-382, s. 6.1, effective August 21, 2013, and applicable to grievances filed on or after that date.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-34.01 126-34.01. Grievance; resolution.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-34.02 126-34.02. Grievance appeal process; grounds.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-34.1 126-34.1: Repealed by Session Laws 2013-382, s. 6.1, effective August 21, 2013, and applicable to grievances filed on or after that date.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-34.2 126-34.2. Alternative dispute resolution.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-34.3 126-34.3. Judicial review of fee awards.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-35 126-35. Just cause; disciplinary actions for State employees.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-36 126-36 through 126-41: Repealed by Session Laws 2013-382, s. 6.1, effective August 21, 2013, and applicable to grievances filed on or after that date.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-36.1 126-36 through 126-41: Repealed by Session Laws 2013-382, s. 6.1, effective August 21, 2013, and applicable to grievances filed on or after that date.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-36.2 126-36 through 126-41: Repealed by Session Laws 2013-382, s. 6.1, effective August 21, 2013, and applicable to grievances filed on or after that date.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-37 126-36 through 126-41: Repealed by Session Laws 2013-382, s. 6.1, effective August 21, 2013, and applicable to grievances filed on or after that date.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-38 126-36 through 126-41: Repealed by Session Laws 2013-382, s. 6.1, effective August 21, 2013, and applicable to grievances filed on or after that date.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-39 126-36 through 126-41: Repealed by Session Laws 2013-382, s. 6.1, effective August 21, 2013, and applicable to grievances filed on or after that date.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-40 126-36 through 126-41: Repealed by Session Laws 2013-382, s. 6.1, effective August 21, 2013, and applicable to grievances filed on or after that date.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-41 126-36 through 126-41: Repealed by Session Laws 2013-382, s. 6.1, effective August 21, 2013, and applicable to grievances filed on or after that date.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-42 126-42. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 9 - The Administrative Procedure Act and Modifications. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-43 through 126-44 126-43 through 126-44: Repealed by Session Laws 1987, c. 320, s. 9.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-45126-45: Repealed by Session Laws 1977, c. 866, s. 18.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-46 through 126-50 126-46 through 126-50. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 10 - Interchange of Governmental Employees. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-51 126-51. Short title.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-52 126-52. Definitions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-53 126-53. Authority to interchange employees.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-54 126-54. Status of employees of sending agency.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-55 126-55. Travel expenses of employees from this State.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-56 126-56. Status of employees of other governments.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-57 126-57. Travel expenses of employees of other governments.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-58 126-58. Administration.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-59 through 126-63 126-59 through 126-63. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 11 - Governor's Commission on Governmental Productivity. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-64 through 126-73 126-64 through 126-73: Repealed by Session Laws 1985, c. 479, s. 153(a).[RTF] [PDF]
Article 12 - Work Options Program for State Employees. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-74 126-74. Work Options Program established.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-75 126-75. Work options for State employees.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-76 126-76. Promoting Work Options Program.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-77 126-77. Authority of agencies to participate.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-78 126-78. Administration.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-79 126-79: Repealed by Session Laws 2013-382, s. 7.7, effective August 21, 2013.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 13 - Veteran's Preference. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-80 126-80. Declaration of policy.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-81 126-81. Definitions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-82 126-82. State Human Resources Commission to provide for preference.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-83 126-83. Exceptions.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 14 - Protection for Reporting Improper Government Activities. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-84 126-84. Statement of policy.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-85 126-85. Protection from retaliation.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-86 126-86. Civil actions for injunctive relief or other remedies.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-87 126-87. Remedies.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-88 126-88. Notice of employee protections and obligations.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-89 126-89: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 15 - Communications With Members of the General Assembly. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-90 126-90. Communications with members of the General Assembly.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-91 126-91: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-92 126-92: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-93 126-93: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-94 126-94: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 16 - Flexible Compensation Plan. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-95 126-95. Flexible compensation plan.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-96 126-96: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-97 126-97: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-98 126-98: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 126-99 126-99: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]