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As a State entity, the University of North Carolina (UNC) system is subject to the State Personnel Act. University positions are administered in accordance with the provisions and requirements of that Act. Positions covered by the Act are referred to as “SPA” positions. However, four categories of positions have been largely exempted from coverage under the Act. Positions considered “EPA” (Exempt from the Personnel Act) fall in these categories:

  • Instructional positions
  • Research positions
  • Public Service / Extension positions
  • Senior Academic & Administrative Officer (“SAAO”) positions

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