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NC state personnel law changes pass committee

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An effort by Gov. Pat McCrory's administration to rework North Carolina state government personnel laws has cleared another House panel.


The House Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday for a bill that attempts to reduce the grievance procedure. It also would increase the number of executive branch employees who are not subject to the job protections of the State Personnel Act from 1,000 to 1,500. It also would expand which agencies can hire exempt employees. Such workers generally are policy makers.


A provision would eliminate the rehiring preference state employees receive for 12 months when they are laid off or soon to be laid off. That favoritism would be canceled if the worker fails to accept another position with equal or higher pay.


The bill now goes to the full House.


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