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  • Summary date: May 29 2018 - View Summary

    Section 1

    Amends GS Chapter 126, adding new Article 4A, Spans of Control. This Article applies to State agencies employing nonexempt employees subject to the provisions of GS Chapter 126 (Human Resources Act). 

    Directs the Office of State Human Resources (Office) to incorporate spans of control and organizational layers as components of position and job classification analyses conducted after January 1, 2019. The Office must document circumstances of the Office's actions that allow positions within agencies to fail to meet minimum span of control ratios for the position's job classification as established under GS 126-12.3(8) and the justification for approving such an action. 

    Requires each State agency to publish an accurate organizational chart that meets or exceeds the requirements of the Office on the State agency's website, to be updated at least quarterly. Directs the Office to collect the standardized organization charts of State agencies at least semiannually and display them on the Office's website. Directs the Office to monitor compliance with this section. 

    Directs the Office of State Budget and Management to report on State agency spans of control and organizational layers to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations, the Senate Appropriations Committee on General Government and Information Technology, the House Appropriations Committee on General Government, and the Fiscal Research Division by October 1, 2020, and every two years thereafter. The report must include at a minimum 10 items including the following: span of control and number of organizational layers for each agency; number and percentage of supervisors with spans of control at a ratio of 1:3 or fewer for each agency, historical analyses from 2018 onward of each agency's average span of control and number of organizational layers, and a recommended benchmark span of control for each job classification.

    Section 2

    Directs the Office to complete the following actions and report on these actions to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations and the Fiscal Research Division by December 1, 2018: (1) develop a standard organizational layer nomenclature for use by State agencies, building on the nomenclature specified in GS 143B-11; (2) adopt a policy to require State agencies to submit any changes in supervisory reporting structures to the Office of the State Controller within five days of the effective date of the change; (3) adopt a standardized format for organizational charts for State agencies subject to this article; (4) develop criteria-based technical leadership tracks as an alternative way to reward and retain employees, as an alternative to supervisory promotions, and provide a plan for implementing these tracks and any necessary legislative action.