New State Budget Provisions for Employees

The $20.2 billion state budget for fiscal 2012–13 was passed just before the Fourth of July holiday as lawmakers worked late into the night to override Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto from the previous week.

The approved 2012–13 budget does provide some stability for higher education budgets, and for the first time in four years, teachers and state employees will receive a pay raise.

All SPA employees (subject to the State Personnel Act) will receive a 1.2 percent increase, and the universities in the UNC system will receive the equivalent of a 1.2 percent increase for faculty and EPA non-faculty employees, to be allocated at each university’s discretion.

In addition, all leave earning employees will receive an additional five days of vacation, which must be used in 2013.

Further guidance from General Administration, the Office of State Personnel and the Board of Governors on the implementation of these new provisions is expected shortly.  We are committed to keep you informed as more details develop.

Please direct questions regarding these issues to Kristie Juda (x1828) in Human Resources.