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<p>Governor Pat McCrory announced that C. Neal Alexander, a Lincolnton resident, is stepping down effective August 31 as State Human Resources Director to pursue a role at Gardner-Webb University, his college alma-mater.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Director Neal Alexander&#39;s Op-ed about the state&#39;s performance management plans appeared in the Wilmington Star News. Read more about how NCVIP ensures employees have a clear understanding of the performance expected of them and how their individual work contributes to achievement goals of the organizational mission <a href="http://www.starnewsonline.com/opinion/20160803/neal-alexander-developing-engaged-and-productive-state-workforce?platform=hootsuite">here</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>OSHR received two prestigious awards from the National Association of State Personnel Executives (NASPE) this week. OSHR Director C. Neal Alexander, Jr. received the Eugene H. Rooney, Jr. Award for HR leadership and Deputy Director Paula Woodhouse accepted the Eva N. Santos Communications Award for OSHR&rsquo;s newsletter&nbsp;<em>The Resource,&nbsp;</em>which received recognition for its excellence in state government HR communications.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Sec. Perry has done a tremendous job guiding the Leadership Team to reduce workplace injuries in North Carolina State Government,&rdquo; said Director Alexander. &ldquo;When Governor McCrory established the Leadership Team in 2013, our goal was to reduce workplace injuries by 10-percent. We&rsquo;ve exceeded that goal and have had a 14% reduction in workplace injuries since 2013. Under Sec. Skvarla&rsquo;s leadership we hope to continue that trend.&rdquo;</p>
<p>OSHR is leading the way in raising awareness of what it takes to stay safe by encouraging state agencies and universities to sponsor a &ldquo;Stand Down&rdquo; in June. Read more from Director Alexander&#39;s op-ed in the <a href="http://goldsborodailynews.com/blog/2016/06/12/june-safety-and-hazard-awareness-month/">Goldsboro Daily News.</a></p>
<p>&nbsp;We&rsquo;re now shifting away from across-the-board pay increases to a more strategic, market-driven approach that considers turnover rates, staffing priorities and other factors to determine the salaries needed to recruit and retain competent employees. Read more on this op-ed in the <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article82830512.html">News &amp; Observer</a>.</p>
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