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To: HR Officers and Secondary Contacts, Campus Unit Finance Leads
From: Linc Butler, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Lachonya Williams, Assistant Provost for Academic Personnel

This notice is in follow-up to the notice sent July 24, 2019 providing clarification on the temporary freeze for many types of salary adjustments regardless of funding source (including positions funded on grant funds) currently in effect.

The State Budget for FY 2019-2020 remains pending, meaning this temporary freeze will remain in effect until further notice. To help navigate during this time, a list of frequently asked questions has been developed by the UNC System Office to provide more detailed information on the temporary freeze based on the many questions received from constituent institutions.

Please note that to create new positions or hire into vacant positions, the position’s funding:

  • Must be provided for in the institution’s current operating budget; and
  • Must not be impacted by either a proposed budget addition or cut in the unadopted State Budget for Fiscal Years 2019-2021

To assure compliance with the terms of the freeze, campus units should attest in the notes section of ePARs, “Your School or VC is using existing funds to cover this obligation.” For those ePAR’s approved after 7/1/19, but prior to this communication, the Office of Budget, Planning and Analysis will send data from the Hire and Position report to MCU Leads for verification that those actions are in compliance with the terms of the freeze.

We continue to monitor progress on the ongoing budget negotiations, and we will continue to keep you advised as we hear more from the UNC System Office and OSBM.

Please address any questions to your department’s designated OHR Classification and Compensation and EHRA Non-Faculty HR contacts or the Academic Personnel Office as appropriate.

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Note: This memo has been sent to HR Officers and Secondary Contacts.