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In recognition of Friday’s national observance of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, the new NC Military Spouse Transition Network will support St

Five state employees with 45 years of public service have been honored with the 2022 Richard Caswell Award. The recipients, who work at four state agencies, are commended by Governor Roy Cooper and State Human Resources Director Barbara Gibson in a video message recognizing them for joining the distinguished ranks of long-serving employees who have earned the award established in tribute to North Carolina’s first governor.

Participants of the Virtual Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities (9am-6pm April 13) will have the opportunity to talk with State of North Carolina job recruiters about opportunities across state government.

Designating North Carolina as an Employment First state for individuals with disabilities in 2019 has had a positive impact on how employees are perceived and supported in state government workplaces, according to several state agency and university employees. See video message from Governor Roy Cooper and six state employees with disabilities.

State of North Carolina Virtual Entry-Level Career Expo for individuals seeking entry-level employment and career opportunities with the State of North Carolina will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. Register at

Governor Roy Cooper today announced an extension of the policy that allows state employees to use volunteer days to help combat staff shortages in K-12 school districts across the state due to COVID-19. The extension, through April 15, provides an additional 24 hours of Community Service Leave for state employees with supervisor approval to work in North Carolina schools as substitute teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria staff and other needed roles – in addition to the standard 24 hours of volunteer leave provided annually. (NOTE: Media availability at 10am Thursday at Fox Road Elementary School in Wake County.)

The State of North Carolina seeks nominations for the

Thirty-nine state employees from 10 state agencies and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill are recipients of the 2021 Governor’s Awards for Excellence, the highest honor a state employee may receive for dedicated service to the state and the people of North Carolina. The commendations were announced during a virtual online ceremony that may be viewed anytime.

Thirty-nine state employees from 10 state agencies and the UNC Systems Office will be honored with Governor’s Awards for Excellence at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, during a virtual online ceremony. Viewers may register to watch the program through the Office of State Human Resources’ YouTube channel and receive a reminder alert before it begins.

Public sector employees from state agencies and local government will be recognized today for completing the rigorous North Carolina Certified Public Manager® Program (CPM) during an informal virtual ceremony led by the Talent Management Division of the Office of State Human Resources (OSHR).