Hiring Pause Information

Temporary Suspension of Non-Essential Personnel Activity

The UNC System has implemented a temporary pause to hiring new employees, to avoid non-essential salary actions, and limit position actions which are not immediately necessary to sustain the University’s operations or respond to COVID-19.  The temporary suspension includes the following actions:

  • Salary Adjustments
  • Position Actions, including creating new positions or modifications to existing positions
  • New Hires

Exceptions may be approved by the Chancellor and the Provost for faculty positions and by the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Institutional Equity and General Counsel for staff positions for critical actions to support the COVID-19 response, to support essential university operations during this time, and to meet mandatory obligations for legal and compliance obligations, and as necessitated by an existing contract.

Please note that this includes all types of employees on campus: student, temporary, and permanent. If you have a need in your area for any of these types of employees, please work with your Senior Staff member to request an exception.

Examples of essential and mission critical positions

Some examples include,but are not limited to, positions performing public health and patient care, public safety, operation of critical infrastructure and facilities, operation and safety of sensitive research labs,  the care of persons or property for whom the University has a duty to continue to serve, and remaining onsite student and instructional support services.  

If you have questions about these updates or anything related to Human Resources, please contact hr@unca.edu.