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Learn how the NC OAH can protect your employee rights

For state employees, one of the most important state agencies is one they hope they never need to use. But if they do, Director Judge Julian Mann II wants them to be confident in the impartiality of the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings.

“Is there just cause or not?” he said, explaining the basis on which all OAH determinations are made. “It’s just that simple.”

The OAH, which was established by the General Assembly in 1985, is an independent, quasi-judicial agency created to protect the due process rights of North Carolinians during interactions with state government, including state employees challenging employment decisions.

SEANC urging all employees to avoid SHP surcharges

October is open enrollment month for the State Health Plan and SEANC is urging all state employees and retirees on an SHP plan to carefully review their plans before letting them roll over.

This is especially true for anyone on the SHP’s Enhanced 80/20 Plan or the Consumer-Directed Health Plan. People who are on these plans must once again act to avoid punitive wellness surcharges.