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Search McCrory's newest at-will workers

Posted November 4, 2013

Gov. Pat McCrory

— Public information about Gov. Pat McCrory's list of newest at-will workers is now available in WRAL News' exempt employee database.

Gov. Pat McCrory Database: Exempt employees

On Oct. 1, McCrory added about 300 positions to his existing list of so-called exempt designations, a move that makes it easier to hire and fire workers by stripping them of civil protections. Although the current tally of 1,300 exempt workers is well under the governor's legislative cap of 1,500, it's more than triple the number under any governor for a quarter-century.

Critics say the increase in exempt positions, made possible by two legislative changes to the State Personnel Act in 2012 and 2013, increases the potential for politicization within cabinet departments responsible for everything from environmental protection to public health policy.

But McCrory has repeatedly said changes to the law are necessary to add flexibility, reward good employees and clear "seat warmers" from the ranks of state government.

Search WRAL's exempt employee database by name, department, position title or age to find salaries, length of service and other publicly available information.

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  • anthonysmith349 Nov 6, 2013

    click on the hire dates of these employees. most hired under Easley, Perdue, or before. I know quite a few of them and they are mostly very left leaning liberals. they are not in any hurry to make changes in the state agencies and are giving "3 years" or more to implement "changes". It takes 3 years to "study" the inefficiencies and put changes in place. Interesting in the time frame. Maybe waiting and hoping Gov. McCrory and Dr. Wos will be out by then. They are for the most part trying to keep things status quo until another change in the guard happens. There is so much waste and inefficiencies in DHHS. The only way things will change is if agencies are forced to adhere to deadlines and put on a short lease to get projects done.

  • European American Nov 6, 2013

    I have never seen such an accounting of an administration by the media as on this governor. Very little was ever said about what Easely and Perdue said and did. It's disgraceful. The GOP is far from perfect, but it is according to all of the secret problems that the Dems were working for. None of them are perfect, but the Dems are not going to give this governor any credit for anything. They decided this when they lost the election and they keep smearing dirt on everything that he says and does. lwe1967

    Just like the GOP Congress members have been doing since the day the President was elected? Pot... meet Kettle.

  • sandim50 Nov 6, 2013

    justice for all............Just ice.............lwe1967.... You 3 are right on the money.Gov. Pat can do no right in cleaning up "bench-warmers and do nothings. We need to get our non-workers and political hacks OUT!

  • remer54 Nov 6, 2013

    The salary for the DHHS staff is way to much.

  • lwe1967 Nov 5, 2013

    I have never seen such an accounting of an administration by the media as on this governor. Very little was ever said about what Easely and Perdue said and did. It's disgraceful. The GOP is far from perfect, but it is according to all of the secret problems that the Dems were working for. None of them are perfect, but the Dems are not going to give this governor any credit for anything. They decided this when they lost the election and they keep smearing dirt on everything that he says and does.

  • ILoveDowntownRaleigh Nov 5, 2013

    Thanks, WRAL, for making this information public. The brazen and heartless New Republican Corruption gets more amazing every day.

  • Just Ice Nov 5, 2013

    Hey WRAL,

    How about a searchable database of all the data analysts/researchers you've hired since Pat McCrory became governor? You can start with the writer of this article, Tyler Dukes, who apparently was hired in May of 2013 to write one hit-piece after the next attacking Gov. McCrory and his administration. Too bad you didn't have enough professional integrity to investigate the past 2 corrupt Democrat administrations with as much vim and vigor. Does this mean if the Republicans win in 2014 and 2016, Tyler and your merry band of data analysts will be looking for new jobs?

    Got bias?

  • Southern Gal Nov 5, 2013

    Click-on the above sidebar link... "Database: Search exempt employees".
    Who knew working for NC State Government could be so lucrative?!!!

  • Justic4All Nov 4, 2013

    Yup, tenure is a very bad thing. Currently 1300 employees are on the at-will list and another 200 can be added which will reach the total cap of 1500. However, I bet if 500 of the current at-will employees are culled from the herd to bring the total number of at-will employees to 800, another 500 can be added without reaching the cap. This is a good thing. Nobody should feel safe at work just because they've been there a long time. That notion was old news in the last century, somewhere around 1996 when downsizing or rightsizing was the corporate buzz that got investors to buy stocks, raise the worth of the company, got rid of a ton of DEAD WOOD too boot. It was a great cleansing exercise!