EHRA Conversion for Information Technology Professionals

In the 2017 Appropriations Act, the North Carolina General Assembly expanded the exemptions under the North Carolina Human Resources Act for EHRA non-faculty to include SHRA university information technology professionals.

As a result of this change in the law, any NC State University employee currently in an SHRA FLSA exempt information technology classification (salaried and not subject to FLSA overtime rules) will be given a one-time opportunity to convert to EHRA non-faculty status, or to remain in their current SHRA FLSA exempt position. SHRA non-exempt employees (those paid hourly and subject to overtime) will not be impacted by this change.

The UNC-System Office (UNC-SO) anticipates approximately 2100 UNC-system SHRA FLSA exempt employees will be eligible for conversion from SHRA to EHRA non-faculty status. System institutions have not yet received the definitive date/period for when this change will become effective on our campuses.

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UNC-SO is in the process of compiling updates to relevant UNC system policies, regulations, and guidelines, including the issuance of guidance documents to system institutions to facilitate a smooth transition that will include: UNC-SO is in the process of compiling updates to relevant UNC system policies, regulations, and guidelines, including the issuance of guidance documents to system institutions to facilitate a smooth transition that will include:

  • Implementation guidelines to facilitate the option of existing SHRA FLSA exempt IT professionals to convert to EHRA status; and
  • Related job classifications and salary ranges.

Given these anticipated changes, we recognize that existing SHRA IT employees may have questions about this statutory change. For this reason, University Human Resources is working on the following initiatives to help facilitate a smooth transition for our employees at NC State:Given these anticipated changes, we recognize that existing SHRA IT employees may have questions about this statutory change. For this reason, University Human Resources is working on the following initiatives to help facilitate a smooth transition for our employees at NC State:

  • Work with UNC-SO to obtain answers to your EHRA IT position conversion questions (October – November 2017);
  • Hold informational meetings with impacted employees and units, including but not limited to, updates to applicable university governance committees i.e. staff senate, IT Strategic Advisory Committee (ITSAC), Campus IT Directors Committee (CITD), etc. (October – November 2017); and
  • Develop NC State-specific FAQs for impacted employees (on going).

*Please note, switching to the ORP is only available to those employees who have not previously been given the option to switch to the ORP. For example, employees hired in an SHRA role October 1, 2013 or later were given an option to choose between the two retirement programs and would not be eligible to switch to the ORP at this time.

If you have questions regarding this pending EHRA IT position conversion, please contact:

Kelly Sepahrom in EHRA Administration at 919-515-4275 or khsepahr@ncsu.edu.

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