AN ACT TO REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES TO ELIMINATE ALL POSITIONS WITHIN THE AGENCY THAT HAVE BEEN VACANT FOR AT LEAST TWELVE MONTHS.
Enacts GS 143C-6-6.1, directing State agencies to annually eliminate all positions within the agency that have been vacant for at least 12 months, beginning October 1, 2021. Requires elimination in conjunction with the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM). Provides for half of the total amount of funds resulting from each elimination to remain unexpended until legislatively appropriated, with remaining funds used by the State agency from which the positions were eliminated in accordance with applicable state law. Explicitly limits agency authority to eliminate vacant positions and to use resulting funds to the authority granted by this statute or the Current Operations Appropriations Act. Directs OSBM to report to the specified NCGA committee and division within 15 days from the date positions are eliminated pursuant to the statute, detailed and organized as specified.