Bill Summary for H 223 (2023-2024)

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Summary date: 

May 28 2024

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View NCGA Bill Details2023-2024 Session
House Bill 223 (Public) Filed Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Intro. by Cleveland, Riddell.

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Bill summary

Senate committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.

Section 10

Specifies that agencies and divisions are not allowed to hire new temporary employees through the Temporary Solutions Program under GS 126-6.3 (concerning temporary employment needs of cabinet and Council of State agencies) until they have paid all invoices that are over 90 days overdue (currently, must pay all overdue invoices and limitation was only on agencies). Specifies that the bar on hiring new temporary employees applies when the total overdue amount is over $200,000 (currently, amount is over $200,000 for any number of days). Makes technical and conforming changes. Allows the Director of the Office of State Human Resources to make an exception to the above temporary hiring ban only when failure to acquire new temporary employees will cause severe harm to the agency's ability to provide vital services to the public.

Section 11

Creates a two-year pilot program for Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) temporary employees that gives those employees priority consideration in obtaining a vacant, permanent, probationary, or time-limited position, whether full-time or part-time, that is equivalent or similar to the temporary position held by the employee. Specifies that priority consideration is lower than the priority consideration for permanent State employees seeking a promotion and the hiring priority for eligible veterans and members of the National Guard.  Requires the temporary employee to be in good standing with DHHS, meet the minimum qualifications for the position, and have been continuously staffing a position for DHHS for at least six months prior to consideration, not including any mandatory breaks. Provides for expedited hiring and posting requirements. Effective July 1, 2024 and expires on June 30, 2026. 

Makes organizational changes.  Makes technical change to effective date.