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Help for departments looking for temporary staffing assistance is just down the road.

Carolina will collaborate with N.C. State University to expand N.C. State’s internal temporary staffing function as a shared service for both institutions.

“Since the unfortunate closure of Tar Heel Temps earlier this year, we have been searching for the best method to provide high-value, low-cost temporary staffing services to our campus community,” said Brenda Richardson Malone, vice chancellor for human resources.

“This partnership with N.C. State’s already-established, successful temporary staffing function offers many benefits, including higher education/research experience, knowledge of state government policies and requirements, and cost-effectiveness for our campus.”

N.C. State’s University Targeted Staffing (UTS) unit has provided temporary staffing services for its campus since the 1980s. In addition to its Raleigh office, UTS will establish a dedicated presence at Carolina expressly to serve the needs of customers here, Malone said.

UTS handles administrative services on behalf of hiring departments including recruitment, candidate screening, interviewing, reference and background checking, employment eligibility verifications, orientation, payroll processing, employee counseling, performance feedback, separation and unemployment claim administration.

Departments at Carolina should be able to begin taking advantage of UTS’s services soon, Malone said. Later this month, the Office of Human Resources will provide additional information about procedures and processes departments should follow. In the meantime, departments can contact Julie Ellis, Carolina’s UTS manager, at 919-843-7760.