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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_148 > GS_148-118_8

§148‑118.8.  Appointment, salary, and authority of Executive Director andinmate grievance examiners.

(a)        The GrievanceResolution Board shall appoint an Executive Director and grievance examinersafter consultation with the Secretary of Correction.  The Executive Directorshall manage the staff and perform such other functions as are assigned to himby the Grievance Resolution Board.  The Executive Director and the grievanceexaminers shall serve at the pleasure of the Grievance Resolution Board.  However,if a grievance examiner is removed from his position for other than just cause,he shall have priority for any position that becomes available for which he isqualified according to rules regulating and defining priority as promulgated bythe State Personnel Commission.  The grievance examiners shall be subject toArticle 2 of Chapter 126 of the North Carolina General Statutes for purposes ofsalary and leave.  Support staff, equipment, and facilities for the Board shallbe provided by the Department of Correction.

(b)        The inmategrievance examiners shall investigate inmate grievances pursuant to theprocedures established by the Administrative Remedy Procedure.  Examiners shallattempt to resolve grievances through mediation with all parties.  Otherwise, theinmate grievance examiners shall either (i) order such relief as isappropriate; or (ii) deny the grievance.  The decision of the grievanceexaminer shall be binding, unless the Secretary of Correction (i) finds thatsuch relief is not appropriate, (ii) gives a written explanation for thisfinding, and (iii) makes an alternative order of relief or denies thegrievance. (1987, c. 746, s. 2.)