Gov.-elect Pat McCrory said he did not expect any whole sale personnel changes at the beginning of his administration, allowing his administration time to evaluate the best people for the jobs.
The legislature enlarged the number of positions exempt from the civil service protections of the State Personnel Act from 400 to 1,000 for the incoming governor.
“I don't perceive an immediate order to remove people from their jobs that are currently in their jobs,” McCrory said Saturday. “Government operations have to continue efficiently and effectively. What I do expect is a review of all the talent that is available compared to people currently in those positions that we have decision-making authority of. I am looking for talent, whether it is currently in the job, or maybe those seeking occupation in state government.''