We have received a memorandum from UNC System Interim President Dr. William Roper suspending non-essential Human Resources actions. This includes salary adjustments, position actions (including creating new positions or modifications to existing positions) and new hires. There are some exceptions that may be granted by the Chancellor which are related to supporting the COVID-19 response, meeting contract obligations, and when mandated by law or policy, including critical compliance obligations.
I realize that many of you have actions from your respective areas at various stages. I will be reviewing those actions for those that may be considered as exceptions. Faculty members are clearly essential to University operations so recruitments for faculty will be considered an exception.
I realize that you may have many questions but would appreciate it if you could please wait until we receive further clarification from the UNC System Office as we don’t have any additional information at this time. I will follow up with additional communication before the end of the week in regards to this memorandum.
It is important to note that this is a temporary pause as we are currently in a very unusual and unprecedented situation. Thank you all for your patience as we work to understand this directive and provide clarity on how to handle those actions that meet the criteria for exceptions.Sincerely,
Associate Vice Chancellor and
Chief Human Resources Officer