(a) The State Chief Information Officer may appoint one or more Deputy Chief Information Officers. The salary of a Deputy Information Officer shall be set by the State Chief Information Officer. The State Chief Information Officer may appoint all employees, including legal counsel, necessary to carry out the powers and duties of the office. These employees shall be subject to the North Carolina Human Resources Act, except that employees in positions designated as exempt under G.S. 126-5(d)(1) are not subject to the Act, in accordance with the provisions of that section.
(b) All employees of the office shall be under the supervision, direction, and control of the State Chief Information Officer. Except as otherwise provided by this Article, the State Chief Information Officer may assign any function vested in the State Chief Information Officer or the Office of Information Technology Services to any subordinate officer or employee of the office.
(c) The State Chief Information Officer may, subject to the provisions of G.S. 147-64.7(b)(2), obtain the services of independent public accountants, qualified management consultants, and other professional persons or experts to carry out powers and duties of the office.
(d) The State Chief Information Officer shall have legal custody of all books, papers, documents, and other records of the office.
(e) The State Chief Information Officer shall be responsible for the preparation of and the presentation of the office budget request, including all funds requested and all receipts expected for all elements of the budget.
(f) The State Chief Information Officer may adopt regulations for the administration of the office, the conduct of employees of the office, the distribution and performance of business, the performance of the functions assigned to the State Chief Information Officer and the Office of Information Technology Services, and the custody, use, and preservation of the records, documents, and property pertaining to the business of the office.
(g) The State Chief Information Officer may require background investigations of any employee or prospective employee, including a criminal history record check, which may include a search of the State and National Repositories of Criminal Histories based on the person's fingerprints. A criminal history record check shall be conducted by the State Bureau of Investigation upon receiving fingerprints and other information provided by the employee or prospective employee. If the employee or prospective employee has been a resident of the State for less than five years, the background report shall include a review of criminal information from both the State and National Repositories of Criminal Histories. The criminal background report shall be provided to the State Chief Information Officer and is not a public record under Chapter 132 of the General Statutes. (1989, c. 239, s. 5; c. 770, s. 60; 1989 (Reg. Sess., 1990), c. 1024, s. 36; 1991 (Reg. Sess., 1992), c. 900, s. 14(g); c. 1030, s. 51.14; ; 1997-148, ss. 5, 6; 1999-347, s. 2; 1999-434, s. 27; 2000-174, s. 2; 2004-129, s. 1; 2007-155, s. 1; 2007-189, ss. 1, 5.1; 2013-329, s. 4; 2013-382, ss. 4.2, 9.1(c); 2013-410, s. 47.2(b).)
Last modified: March 23, 2014