09 NCAC 06B .1104          DEFINITIONS

The definitions contained in G.S. 150B-2 are incorporated in this Section by reference. In addition to those definitions, the following definitions apply to this Section:

(1)           "File or filing" means to place or the placing of the paper or item to be filed into the care and custody of the hearing officer.  All documents filed with the hearing officer, except exhibits, shall be in duplicate in letter size 8 1/2" by 11".

(2)           "Hearing officer" shall be the State CIO or appointee under G.S. 150B-40 as the presiding officer, or an administrative law judge assigned under G.S. 150B-40. The phrase "a majority of the agency," or "an agency" as specified in G.S. 150B-40 shall be interpreted in these Rules to mean the State CIO. The phrase "an agency member" or "member of an agency," if not applicable by its terms to the State CIO, shall not be applicable in these Rules.

(3)           "Service or serve" means, unless otherwise provided by law or Rule 4 of the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, delivery by first class United States Postal Service mail or a licensed overnight express mail service, postage prepaid and addressed to the person required to be served at his or her last known address. A certificate of service by the person making the service shall be appended to every document requiring service under this Section. Service by mail or licensed overnight express mail is complete upon placing the item to be served, enclosed in a wrapper addressed to the person to be served, in an official depository of the United States Postal Service; or postage prepaid and wrapped in a wrapper addressed to the person to be served, to an agent of the overnight express mail service.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 147-33.76(b1); 150B-40;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2000;

Eff. August 1, 2000;

Amended Eff. March 1, 2001;

Recodified from 09 NCAC 06B .1012 Eff. March 19, 2008;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2013;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. April 25, 2015.