DES Administrative Rules

Proposed Changes to DES Administrative Rules

Comment Period: February 15, 2018 – April 30, 3018
Proposed Effective Date – July 1, 2018

N.C. Session Law 2015-238 made changes to Chapter 96 of the North Carolina General Statutes. Part of the law, codified as N.C. Gen. Stat. 96-40, requires DES to take steps to address unemployment insurance (UI) program integrity, maximize the efficiency for the State's UI program, and prevent, detect, and reduce UI fraud, improper payments, and overpayments. N.C. Session Law 2017-8, House Bill 5, Part IV, Section 4(a) became effective July 1, 2017, and made changes to the law affecting employer contributions. The proposed repeal of 04 NCAC 24D .0701 is in response to the enactment of N.C. Session Law 2017-8, House Bill 5, Part IV, Section 4(a) that became effective July 1, 2017.

The changes proposed to DES’s Rules are also published in the North Carolina Register and is available on the Office of Administrative Hearings Rules Division website at

Public Hearing Notice:
Date: April 6, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: North Carolina Department of Commerce
Division of Employment Security
Room A-502
700 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605

Comment Procedures:
The comment period begins February 15, 2018 and ends April 30, 2018. Comments from the public shall be directed to:

Sheena J. Cobrand
Attorney/Rule-making Coordinator
Post Office Box 25903
Raleigh, NC 27611-5903
Phone: (919) 707-1031
Fax: (919) 715-7194