Serving since 1992

Assembly in Support of Chancellor Holden Thorp

September 20, 2012

You are invited to a Peaceful Assembly in Support of Chancellor Holden Thorp from noon-1 p.m. Friday, September 21.

Petitions available from 10-5 p.m. in the Pit, the Wilson Library Steps, and South Building Steps.

Flyer for Friday’s Assembly for Chancellor Thorp
Letter of Support from the Forum Executive Committee to Board of Governors Chair Peter Hans
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Authorized Work Time Allowances for Forum Delegates and Officers August 2012

August 22, 2012

Authorized Work Time Allowances Forum Delegates And Officers August 2012

Forum delegates are authorized to attend certain Forum activities and designate that time as work time in accordance with the following guidelines:

The following activities may be considered work time:

  •  One monthly meeting
  • One monthly executive committee meeting
  •  One monthly committee meeting
  • Two community meetings/year

Delegates are required to request and obtain approval in advance from their supervisors to attend the Forum activities specified above using the approval process already in place in their assigned work unit. Supervisors are encouraged to approve such requests when they do not unduly interfere with the activities of the organizational unit.

The maximum work time for the activities described above depends upon the role on the Forum. The Chair, Vice Chair, and other Executive Committee members are allocated additional time in recognition of the increased responsibilities and time requirements of these roles. Managers should anticipate the following maximum work time allowance:

  • Up to eight hours/month for delegates
  • Up to ten hours/month for Executive Committee members, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Parliamentarian
  • Up to twenty hours/month for Chair

Work time spent attending Forum activities must be recorded as such in the Time Information Management (TIM) System. Instructions will be forwarded separately.

These guidelines will be communicated regularly to Forum delegates in Forum meetings and/or in new delegate orientation.

Click here to download a .pdf version of this policy.

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Tax Time!

March 12, 2012

via Matthew Jansen of the University Library SPA Forum:

If you haven’t already gotten around to it, tax season is well upon us.  Because April 15th falls on a Sunday this year and the following day is a federal holiday (Emancipation Day), you have until Tuesday, April 17th to complete your filing, but don’t let it creep up on you!  Beyond the traditional tax preparers and filing paper forms yourself, consider using one of these low-price or FREE services to help you through the process:


If you prefer in-person assistance:

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance):

-NC State Employee’s Credit Union Tax Preparation (VITA):

-Household income < $50,000: FREE Federal and state filing
-Household income > $50,000: $75

-NOTE: SECU also offers a 15% discount on TurboTax at the bottom of the above linked page

*There are many other participants in the national VITA program run by the IRS.  To learn more and find other locations near you visit:,,id=107626,00.html


If you prefer the convenience of filing online:

e-File: (IRS), (NC)

-FREE  filing available from a variety of third-party providers (e.g. TurboTax) if your income is less than $57,000

-FREE Federal fillable forms from the IRS to expedite filing taxes yourself, regardless of your income

-Full list of providers:

North Carolina:


Prefer the traditional paper filings?

-Download and print forms:
-Federal Forms:

-NC Forms:
-You can pick up physical forms (Federal only) at the Chapel Hill Public Library


Lost or misplaced your W-2?

You can get a replacement W-2 from the University Administration Office on Airport Drive.  Contact Payroll Services at or 962-0047.


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Unified University Personnel System – Guiding Principles

February 20, 2012

Original PDF of document may be found here.


DRAFT for discussion purposes and campus and affiliated entities feedback

February 9, 2012

Please note. The purpose of this document is to provide draft principles for a unified UNC personnel system. These principles, when approved, would be followed in the implementation of a unified personnel system if authorized by legislation.

The University of North Carolina Guiding Principles for the Development of a Unified University Personnel System for all University Employees

The University of North Carolina (UNC), including its 17 campuses and affiliated entities, is committed to being the best public university system in the country. The University’s success depends on its ability to attract and retain exceptionally talented faculty and staff, and to support and manage its workforce in a cost-effective manner.

UNC currently employs approximately 47,000 individuals whose personnel policies and procedures are developed and managed by two separate systems with differing rules and regulations. One group is managed and directed by the Office of State Personnel (for positions subject to the State Personnel Act) and the other group (for faculty and other positions exempt from the Act) is under the authority of the UNC Board of Governors. As requested by the Board of Governors, members of the General Assembly have introduced legislation that would enable the development of a single consolidated personnel system for UNC, administered by the Board of Governors. The General Assembly has previously enacted similar successful personnel consolidation measures for the Community College System, the UNC Healthcare System, the General Assembly, ECU Clinical Support Services, and other entities.

If the legislation is enacted, new personnel rules and regulations will need to be developed. The University is committed to giving employees a voice and a seat at the table in the process of accomplishing this system. Further, the University will follow these principles in the development of the new system:

  1. The University will develop the new unified system in accordance with best practices in public higher education.
  2. University employees will have substantive input in the development of the new unified system through their peer-elected representatives in the UNC Staff and Faculty Assemblies.
  3. The University will adopt policies and procedures that maintain and strengthen the existing practice for the fair evaluation and treatment of employees in all areas of employment, including employee development and performance.
  4. The unified system will not eliminate any existing property rights that employees have, including ensuring “just cause” protections for career status employees.
  5. Adverse employment actions will be subject to due process and reviewable through structured procedures that provide for fair notice and the opportunity for the employee to be heard.
  6. UNC will use compensation policies and procedures that recognize the contribution, experience, and service of UNC employees.
  7. UNC employees will continue to have access to State of North Carolina benefits (retirement, health insurance, and the like) as authorized by the General Assembly.
  8. UNC will continue to refine policies, procedures, and practices in ways that will enhance its ability to be an employer of choice.

UNC General Administration DRAFT 2/9/12

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