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In competing for talented people, each campus is expected to adhere to human resources practices that meet generally accepted ethical standards. The following regulations, adopted in 1972, and amended in 2001 amends and replaces Administrative Memorandum #6 titled Inter-campus Recruitment of Staff:

Prior to making a formal written offer of appointment to an intended employee, the hiring campus shall give notice of intent to the campus at which the appointee is currently employed. The notice from the hiring campus shall be provided by the Chancellor supervising the programmatic area making the offer. The notice to the campus at which the appointee is currently employed shall be provided to the Chancellor supervising the programmatic area in which the employee is assigned.
The recruiting campus may, simultaneously with notifying the campus at which the appointee is currently employed, tender an offer to the candidate. The campus at which the appointee is currently employed may, within five (5) days of the notice, request the terms of the offer. If a request for terms is not made within the five-day period, then after that time, the recruiting campus may finalize a contract.
In the event that the campus at which the appointee is currently employed requests the terms of the offer, the recruiting campus shall send the information outlined in paragraph 4 below. The recruiting campus may not finalize a contract until 5 (five) days after receipt of the terms of the offer by the currently employing campus.
No offer of appointment covered by this regulation shall be made within 90 days of the commencement of the academic semester in which service is to begin unless mutually agreed upon by authorized campus officials.
The information provided to the currently employing campus must include any and all recruiting inducements, financial or otherwise and regardless of fund source, the proposed salary stipends, summer salary, appointment to an endowed chair, teaching responsibilities, start-up funds and other recruitment incentives.
In response to the offer, the campus at which the appointee is currently employed may make an equivalent counter offer to that of the recruiting campus. Neither campus shall engage in negotiations that might result in a “bidding war” between UNC campuses. In instances in which more than one campus or entity of the UNC system, along with external employers, have extended an offer either campus or entity may compete with the external offer and the other UNC campus may match the offer of the UNC campus or entity.
If, in conjunction with an intercampus recruiting decision covered by the regulation in this section, an appointee who is a principal investigator or co-investigator under an extramurally funded contract or grant wishes to transfer the contract or grant or any part of the equipment funded thereby to the campus to which the appointee is transferring, the matter must be discussed at the earliest possible opportunity with the contract and grant administrator at the hiring campus. Such transfer of contract or grant or equipment may be accomplished only after approval by both Chancellors concerned and in accordance with University rules for contract and grant administration and the rules of the granting agency.

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