Policies for EHRA Staff

All staff employees are encouraged to learn about the State and University policies, practices and associated administrative procedures that may relate to any questions or concerns they have about their employment. HR Policies affecting EHRA employees are UNC Asheville policies, UNC System policies, and policies of the State of North Carolina. The following HR policies apply to EHRA employees at UNC Asheville.


Compensation & Pay


Resources / Policy Summaries

Minimum Salary Requirements

All EHRA and SHRA positions, both part-time and full-time, are subject to certain minimum salary requirements.

  • The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) imposes a salary minimum for exempt employees (e.g., those who are salaried and not subject to overtime compensation) of $23,660 regardless of work schedule, both for permanent and temporary employees.  Only salary paid directly through UNC Asheville's Payroll System may be counted toward meeting this limit.
  • In addition, the state of North Carolina requires a minimum salary requirement of $31,200 on an annualized basis.  However, unlike the FLSA minimum, this $31,200 salary minimum is adjusted to take into account employee work schedule (i.e., less than 1.0 FTE and/or less than 12 months/year), and does not apply to temporary appointments.


Dispute Resolution & Grievances

Equal Opportunity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Equal opportunity and a commitment to an inclusive and diverse community are vital to the achievement of the University's mission in teaching, research, and public service.  The links below provide system-wide and institutional resources in these critical areas.

Health & Safety

Report medical emergencies immediately by calling Campus Police at (828) 251-6710, dial 9-911 from your office telephone, or 911 from your mobile phone.

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) ensures the University of North Carolina at Asheville is informed about employee near-misses, first-aids, injuries, and illnesses for the purposes of incident investigation and prevention and to establish a mechanism for compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses. Learn more about health and safety at UNC Asheville.

Leave & Holidays

Leave provisions for EHRA Non-Faculty Employees (Staff) are established in UNC Policy 300.1.1 for SAAOs and UNC Policy 300.2.1 for Instructional, Research, and Information Technology (IRIT, also referred to as IRPS).

*General Leave Benefits: EHRA staff are entitled to the same state-prescribed sick leave, family and medical leave, family illness leave, civil leave, military leave, community service leave, and special legislative bonus leave given to employees subject to the State Personnel Act. However, with respect to sick leave, a Senior Officer may be advanced the amount of sick leave that can be accrued during the remainder of the year or during a twelve-month period.

**Leave of Absence Without Pay (provisions from UNC Policies 300.1.1 and 300.2.1): 

  • EHRA SAAO Tier I staff may request a leave of absence without pay, subject to approval by the UNC President, who shall report all such arrangements to the Board of Governors.  A leave of absence for a period exceeding 90 days requires approval of the Board of Governors.
  • EHRA SAAO Tier II, Instructional, Research, and Information Technology staff may request a leave of absence without pay, subject to approval of such leave by the Chancellor.

***Voluntary Shared Leave: EHRA staff shall be entitled to the same state-prescribed provisions concerning shared leave as given to employees subject to the State Human Resources Act with the exception that the donation and acceptance of such leave is calculated on the basis of days rather than hours.

The Code and UNC System Policy Manual