Payroll is processed on the last day of each month via direct deposit. If this day falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a holiday, payday will be on the preceding business day.
Any changes to tax withholdings or direct deposit information must be submitted to the payroll office by the 5th in order for it to go into effect that month.
For questions or information related to Payroll, contact Christy Winfield, Payroll Coordinator/Compliance Specialist – 704-272-5339.
Legislative Salary Increases
The North Carolina General Assembly determines general salary increases for state employees. They decide on the amount of funding and how increases will be given (such as across-the-board increases). These decisions are usually announced in the summer months toward the end of each legislative session.
Longevity pay is designed for employees who provide long-term service to the State of North Carolina. The longer you are with state government, the higher the percentage of longevity pay you will receive for your commitment. After completing 10 years of total state service, you begin receiving longevity pay. Eligible full-time employees receive longevity pay in an amount computed by multiplying the employee’s annual base salary rate as of the eligibility date by the appropriate percentage, rounded to the nearest dollar, in accordance with the following table:
|Years of Aggregate State Service||Longevity Pay Rate|
|10 but less than 15 years||1.50%|
|15 but less than 20 years||2.25%|
|20 but less than 25 years||3.25%|
|25 or more years||4.50%|
Once you become eligible, you will get your total longevity payment each year during the same pay period unless it is delayed by leave without pay. Payment is made in a lump sum, subject to all statutory deductions, during the monthly pay period in which the employee has satisfied all eligibility requirements.