Candidate Guide for University Employment Considerations

What do I need to know before accepting a job at NC State University? What questions should I ask the hiring manager during the interview process? What does the University offer its employees? We hope the resources below will help in making your decision about joining our Wolfpack family!

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North Carolina State University is a Land Grant Institution founded in 1887. Located in the heart of the state in Raleigh, NC the University is home to over 36,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff and has the loyal support of over 250,000 living alumni. Our mission is to create lasting prosperity for the people of the state, the nation, and the world.

Questions to Ask the Hiring Manager
How Often Will I Get Paid? Do I Have to Pay for Parking? Will I Need to Clock In/Out?
Permanent employees are paid on a MONTHLY basis. The pay day is on the last business day of each month.

Temporary employees are paid on a biweekly schedule.

All employees are paid through Direct Deposit ONLY.

Know More: Monthly Payroll Schedule

It is more common than not that employees have to pay for parking on campus. There are a few exceptions for buildings located off campus, such as the farms. However, the rates vary and there are more cost effective alternative options to consider.

Talk with the hiring manager about recommended parking locations in relation to your primary building so you can determine the best option(s) for you.

Know More: Transportation

Have conversations with the hiring manager to discuss how the position is identified based on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), if it requires clocking in/out and if it is eligible for overtime.

FLSA Non-Exempt employees are required to clock-in/out. If an employee physically works more than 40 hours in a workweek then “Comp Time” (or time and one-half leave hours) is applied.

FLSA Exempt employees do not clock in/out and are not eligible for “Comp Time”.

Know More: Fair Labor Standards Act

When is my health coverage effective and what are my retirement options? Do I Report in Adverse Conditions? Am I EHRA or SHRA?
Health coverage begins the first day of the month after your hire date.*

Example: If your date of hire is June 5th, health coverage begins July 1st.

*You can choose to delay coverage for one month if needed. Example: If your date of hire is June 5th, you can choose to have your health coverage begin August 1.

There is also a 6% payroll deduction for either of the Mandatory Retirement plans effective in your first paycheck.

Know More: Benefits Options

Campus is a 24/7 operation. You may be required to report to work or respond via some other method under adverse or emergency conditions for the University. The position is officially designated by the University based on the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. The hiring manager can expound on the expectations based on the circumstances.

Know More: Adverse Weather & Other Emergency Conditions

The State of North Carolina has two employment categories to help define the governing body for state-level employment laws and regulations.

Exempt from the Human Resources Act

Subject to the Human Resources Act

This employment category will help you reference your Policies, Rules, and Regulations.

Know More: EHRA or SHRA