Pause on Many Types of Salary Adjustments Until Further Notice

Shared on behalf of Alyson M. Ebaugh, Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources


North Carolina General Statute 143C-5-4(5) requires a pause on certain salary actions when the Current Operations Appropriations Act does not become law prior to the end of certain fiscal years. Therefore, the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) issued guidance this month limiting many types of salary adjustments until further notice. 


This pause includes: all salary increase actions, regardless of fund source, such as: increases for additional duties, reclassifications, pre-emptive retention, labor market, equity, and SHRA employee competency assessments.


This pause does not include processing the following salary actions if deemed essential under delegated authority:

  • Promotional increases for internal candidates for existing budgeted positions and/or titles.

  • Offers extended to external candidates for existing budgeted positions, including any positions funded by external contracts and grants.

  • Critical retention increases in situations where there is either a documented recruitment effort or an outside offer letter.

  • Increases for individuals assuming an acting or interim appointment for an existing vacant position.

  • Increases required by contractual agreements, legal settlements, or any other increase mandated by federal or state law that cannot be delayed.

If you have questions, please email Cindy Harper, Director of Classification and Compensation. 


Thank you, 

Alyson M. Ebaugh
Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
Appalachian State University


Related: FAQ from the UNC System Office HR (8/2/23)


Published: Jul 24, 2023 3:31pm