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Staff Engagement

NCCU staff members are dedicated to service and community engagement, thus setting an example for students. Click on the links below to read more about the incredible work faculty and staff are engaged here in Durham and beyond:

Community Service Opportunities  

In recognition of UNC Tomorrow goals, NCCU's mission and the State's diverse needs for volunteers to support schools, communities, citizens and nonprofit organizations, Community Service Leave may be granted to eligible staff for:

  • Volunteer activities in the schools or with a community service organization
  • Tutoring and mentoring in the schools.

So roll your sleeves up and get started. Click on any of the links to find out more about projects and/or agencies that need your help. You'll be glad that you did!

Note: The Community Engagement office is available as resources for employees interested in finding opportunities for their community service leave, but we are NOT equipped to handle questions about the policy itself. Please refer all policy-related questions to Human Resources at (919) 530-6108.

Community Service Leave Policy  

According to the North Carolina State Human Resources Manual, Section 5, Page 13, revised in June, 2014:

"North Carolina State Government and North Carolina Central University recognize the need for volunteers to maintain the quality of life in our state. As a state employee, you are encouraged to do volunteer work to support our schools, communities, citizens and non-profit organizations. If you have a full-time or part-time (half-time or more) permanent, probationary, trainee or time-limited appointment, you may take up to 24 hours (prorated at two hours per month for new employees) of paid leave each calendar year.

You must clear this leave with your supervisor in advance. Community Service Leave not taken during the calendar year will be forfeited. If you leave state service, you are not paid for unused Community Service Leave; however, it will transfer with you to other state agencies. Additional time above the 24 hours of paid leave may be requested to perform significant community service activities with provisions to make up the time at a later date. Otherwise, vacation leave must be used for additional volunteer work."

For full details for the community service leave policy, link to NC STATE Office of Human Resources Community Service Leave . Please refer all policy-related questions to Human Resources at (919) 530-6108.

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