25 NCAC 01D .0102 SALARY RANGES
(a) Each classified position is assigned to a salary range that provides, based on similar employment in the defined labor market: minimum, intermediate and maximum salary rates that are competitive with rates in the external labor market consistent with the state's ability to pay; and proper relationships within state government employment to maintain internal equity.
(b) Based on labor market demands, salary rates for some classifications may be approved above the standard rates. When a higher salary range (i.e., both the minimums and maximums are raised) is needed to recruit employees to certain areas of the state, the higher range(s) will be known as geographic differentials. When only the entry rates (and not the maximums) need to be higher, the higher rates will be known as special entry rates. Special entry rates may be approved on a geographic basis also.
(c) When geographic differentials are in effect, all salary administration policies are applied as if the classification were at the higher grade. Provisions for applying special entry rates are included in each policy.
History Note: Authority G.S. 126‑4;
Eff. February 1, 1976;
Amended Eff. January 1, 1990.