The Employee Relations Division is dedicated to supporting State of North Carolina government agencies and universities in maintaining employer-employee relationships that enhance productivity, communication, and problem solving.

OSHR provides guidance and information to agency and university staff on:

  • Disciplinary actions
  • Grievance process, including management of:
    • Mediation
    • Settlement/mediation agreements
    • Final agency/university decision
    • Beacon actions related to grievances
  • Fitness-for-duty/risk assessments through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Interpretation and application of OSHR policies
  • Investigatory leave with pay
  • Workplace violence
  • Reduction in Force