School of Government Recognizes 78 New UNC MPA Alumni

The School of Government is pleased to congratulate the 78 UNC Master of Public Administration (MPA) students who joined the program’s alumni ranks this past weekend. These students have successfully completed their coursework and defended their portfolios for the 2019-20 academic year. 

Lead for North Carolina Fellows Assist with COVID-19 Response

The daily operations of North Carolina’s municipalities and counties have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak in our state. As local governments grapple with the ripple effects of the pandemic, Lead For North Carolina (LFNC) Fellows are on the working on the front lines of response efforts in their communities.

Read on for snapshots of the work eight fellows are doing to support COVID-19 response.


Together for North Carolina: A Special Video Message

Since 1931, the UNC School of Government has been committed to its partnership with North Carolina’s local governments. In times of crisis, our faculty and staff remain dedicated to providing training, advice, and support to public officials across the state. Together, we are one North Carolina.

Lead for North Carolina Director Honored with Public Service Award

Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) Executive Director Dylan Russell was honored with the 2020 Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award at a virtual ceremony on April 24, 2020. The Carolina Center for Public Service selected Russell as a recipient based on his work co-founding and directing the LFNC program through its inaugural year. This award is given annually to a member of the University community who demonstrates “extraordinary public service and engagement.”

School of Government Celebrates Its Own #CarolinaHeroes

April 28 is National Superhero Day, and in honor of this, the University is celebrating the Superheroes around campus. #CarolinaHeroes work across many different fields – healthcare, research, operations, food service, and more – to keep the University running safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of their brave work is being put to use to help find treatment, mitigate the disease’s spread, and maintain a functional yet safe public life.

County Salaries in North Carolina, 2020

County Salaries in North Carolina is a self-reported data repository of county salaries, sponsored by the School of Government. North Carolina counties volunteer to provide this information to benefit other public organizations and the general public. For questions about a particular county’s salary data, please contact that county’s human resources department.

Roadmap for Success: Transforming a Conference for NC’s Municipal Attorneys

It was the week that felt like a year.

By March 9–13, the UNC-Chapel Hill community was bracing for local impacts from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As the University issued ongoing guidance to campus leaders and employees, every day forced a new set of decisions and determinations. Cancellations, building closures, and work-from-home orders began to flow into inboxes and social media feeds.

School of Government Offers 25% Discount on Course Registration Fees

With the spread of COVID-19 taking place at home and across the globe, North Carolina’s public servants are more important than ever. The School understands local governments are on the front lines to protect communities from the dangers this pandemic poses.

School of Government's COVID-19 Webinar Attracts Nearly 2,000 Local Government Officials

School faculty members Diane Juffras, Jill Moore, Norma Houston, and Christopher McLaughlin hosted two two-hour live webinars on Wednesday, March 18 to address legal questions and share critical resources for North Carolina local governments combatting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, more than 1,800 county and municipal officials from 56 of North Carolina’s 100 counties tuned in to discuss how they can best help their communities during this time.

A Comprehensive Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act for Public Employers

Whether you are new to the FLSA or have years of experience with it, A Comprehensive Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act for Public Employers is for you. Written in clear, easy-to-understand language, this publication covers the basic rules of FLSA-exempt status and digs into difficult issues involving employee classification. Employers will find the book’s discussion of allowable deductions from employee pay particularly helpful, along with its in-depth coverage of issues of compensable time, including on-call time, travel time, training time, and gap time.