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DIT & DOT: Optimizing NC's IT together

On June 30, most professional IT staff members working at DOT will join DIT as part of North Carolina's mandate to optimize IT resources. DOT and DIT leaders are committed to making this move as smooth as possible for employees of both departments.

NC DOT and NC DIT joining forces to optimize NC's IT

In 2015, the NC General Assembly passed a law requiring the Department of Information Technology to manage most of the “enterprise information technology functions” in the executive branch. In this way, legislators were following a nationwide IT consolidation trend. Ohio, Oklahoma, New York, Michigan, Louisiana, Minnesota, Texas, West Virginia and many other states have completed or are working on IT consolidation initiatives.

In North Carolina, the Department of Information Technology believes the General Assembly’s directive is an opportunity to optimize the state’s IT resources, to improve IT procurement and services statewide, and to continue to build DIT as the first and foremost resource for information technology in North Carolina.

State CIO Eric Boyette and his leadership team are happy to welcome you to DIT, the newest state government department in North Carolina. We are ready to work with you in finding new and better ways to serve the Department of Transportation and the entire state. We know, however, that it is likely you have some questions and concerns as you move from DOT to DIT. We are committed to making your transition as easy and painless as possible.

NC DIT HR Information Sessions

NC DOT employees who are transferring to NC DIT are invited to meet DIT HR staff members and discuss any questions or concerns that they may have about their transition to DIT.

Thursday, May 17, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.; New Hope Center, Conference Rooms 437 and 438.

Thursday, May 24, 10 a.m. to noon; New Hope Center, Conference Rooms 435 and 436.

Wednesday, June 6, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.; Century Center, Hydraulics Conference Room.

Thursday, June 7, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.; Century Center, Hydraulics Conference Room.

Thursday, June 14, 2:30 - 4:40 p.m.; Highway Building Auditorium.

FAQ for DOT employees joining DIT

How does this affect me directly?

How does this affect me directly?

The major difference is that your pay schedule will change from every other week to every month. However, you will not experience a delay or gap in your pay. You will receive your last DOT (biweekly) paycheck July 13, 2018. You will receive your first monthly paycheck from DIT on July 31. DIT employees and most North Carolina employees receive their paychecks on the last work day of the month.

The July 31 paycheck will include salary earned on Saturday, June 29. Therefore, the August 31 pay statement will be the first for some former DOT employees to represent their actual monthly gross pay. Please review your pay statements in July and August and consult with Best Shared Services at (919) 707-0707 with any concerns or questions.

Please plan accordingly in managing bank drafts, automatic payments and other personal financial needs. For assistance in managing a monthly budget, you can take advantage of the free resources offered by the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Will my benefits change?

Will my benefits change?

Your core state benefits will remain the same.

However, you will receive a new Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance card in July that will reflect a new Group ID number. Your previous insurance card will continue to work as normal in the meantime.

Further, some DOT-specific providers, such as Humana Dental, will change. Also, if you elected to purchase supplemental benefit options through DOT-sponsored providers, you will have the opportunity to consider similar supplemental coverage. DIT human resources staff members will provide details.

Check out this optimization benefits overview (Word) for more information.

Will I have to re-apply for my job?

Will I have to re-apply for my job?

No.

Will my work station or location change?

Will my work station or location change?

No. You will remain at your current location.

Will my job duties or salary change?

Will my job duties or salary change?

No. Your job duties and salary will remain the same.

Will my supervisor change?

Will my supervisor change?

Your supervisor will remain the same. Your supervisor will continue to approve your time and travel-related expenses in the SAP system you are already using. System changes are underway to make this seamless.

Will I receive a new email address?

Will I receive a new email address?

You will continue to use your “ncdot.gov” email address, which already works in tandem with your “nc.gov” address. Email sent to either account will reach you on Outlook or your preferred email application.

Will I lose my parking assignment? Some DOT parking is assigned according to the number of years with the department.

Will I lose my parking assignment? Some DOT parking is assigned according to the number of years with the department.

No. Your parking privileges will not be affected.

What about my work badge?

What about my work badge?

You will continue to use your DOT badge. Further, DIT and DOT managers will be certain you have access to DIT headquarters and other DIT facilities as determined by your work duties. Please consult with your supervisor if you have any specific concerns about site access.

 

Why is this happening?

Why is this happening?

The General Assembly passed legislation in 2015 requiring most cabinet-level information technology functions to merge with the Department of Information Technology to centralize and optimize state IT resources. Several smaller agencies have already moved over to DIT as part of the optimization effort. The N.C. Department of Transportation will be first of the larger agencies to make the transition.

How will this change benefit me and/or my work group?

How will this change benefit me and/or my work group?

As a new Department of Information Technology employee, you will join North Carolina’s newest department, along with hundreds of fellow IT professionals across state government. The Department of Information Technology is introducing you to a large and growing community of practice, and will offer you and your colleagues multiple opportunities for training and advancement in working for North Carolina.

How does this connect to the classification and compensation changes?

How does this connect to the classification and compensation changes?

The optimization of state government IT has nothing to do with the changes to the classification and compensation of state employees. North Carolina’s Office of State Human Resources (OSHR) is implementing a new classification and compensation system in June for all state employees. By coincidence, OSHR’s work is happening at the same time as the transfer of DOT IT employees to DIT.

Will I lose my overtime compensation (comp time)?

Will I lose my overtime compensation (comp time)?

No. Your comp time will transfer to DIT. No employee action is required. You may also continue to earn comp time as discussed and approved by your supervisor.

Can I continue to work under an alternative work schedule?

Can I continue to work under an alternative work schedule?

Yes, DIT offers alternative work schedules. Please complete DIT’s Employee Work Schedule Form, have your manager sign it, and bring the form to a DIT HR information session or directly to DIT Human Resources.

How does DIT compensate employees for on-call hours?

How does DIT compensate employees for on-call hours?

DIT Human Resources is currently working on policies for compensation for on-call duties.

When does this go into effect?

When does this go into effect?

June 30, 2018.

FAQ for NC DOT customers who depend on DOT IT services

Will I notice a change in IT customer service?

Will I notice a change in IT customer service?

No. You will not see a reduction of service.

Will I call the same number for the Help Desk?

Will I call the same number for the Help Desk?

Yes. You will continue to dial (919) 707-7000 for the Help Desk.

Will it take longer for me to get help with my PC or IT product?

Will it take longer for me to get help with my PC or IT product?

No.

Will the same IT professional/technician help me, or will it be someone new?

Will the same IT professional/technician help me, or will it be someone new?

You will continue to work with the same IT professional you know and have worked with.

Will the IT procurement process change?

Will the IT procurement process change?

No.

How will my unit’s web page be affected by this change?

How will my unit’s web page be affected by this change?

The process for web updates will remain the same.

Why is this happening?

Why is this happening?

Why is this happening?

The General Assembly passed legislation in 2015 requiring most cabinet-level information technology functions to merge with the Department of Information Technology to centralize and optimize state IT resources. Several smaller agencies have already moved over to DIT as part of the optimization effort. The N.C. Department of Transportation is the first of the state’s larger departments to transfer IT professionals to the Department of Information Technology.

When does this go into effect?

When does this go into effect?

June 30, 2018.

FAQ for NC DIT employees

Why is this happening?

Why is this happening?

The General Assembly passed legislation in 2015 requiring most cabinet-level information technology functions to merge with the Department of Information Technology to centralize and optimize state IT resources. Several smaller agencies have already moved over to DIT as part of the optimization effort. The N.C. Department of Transportation is the first of the state’s larger departments to transfer IT professionals to the Department of Information Technology.

How will this change benefit me and/or my work group?

How will this change benefit me and/or my work group?

As a Department of Information Technology employee, you will now be part of a community with hundreds of fellow IT professionals across state government. The Department of Information Technology is developing a large and growing community of practice, and will offer you multiple opportunities for training and advancement.

Will my work station or location change?

Will my work station or location change?

No. You will remain at your current location.

Will my job duties or salary change?

Will my job duties or salary change?

No. Your job duties and salary will remain the same.

Questions? Contact DIT Human Resources

Veronica Watson

Human Resources Technician

(919) 754-6396

veronica.watson@nc.gov

 

Joey Harrison

Human Resources Director

(919) 754-6575

joey.harrison@nc.gov

 

 

 

 

Questions? Contact the DIT Finance Office

Trevor Minor

Chief Financial Officer

(919) 754-6521

trevor.minor@nc.gov

Sharon Marsalis

Budget Manager

(919) 754-6214

sharon.marsalis@nc.gov

Judy King

Accounting Manager

(919) 754-6549

judy.king@nc.gov