EHRA employees are Exempt from the North Carolina Human Resources Act. EHRA positions are classified into one of three categories established by the UNC Board of Governors:
- Senior Academic and Administrative Officers (SAAO), Tier I and Tier II
- Instruction, Research, and Information Technology (IRIT)
Salary ranges for SAAO Tier II positions, faculty, and IRIT positions are established by UNCA through a management flexibility agreement with the UNC Board of Governors.