State HR Policies, Rules and Laws

This information provides general human resource guidance to agency administrators about various employment laws, rules, policies, and benefits. 

The OMB Human Resource Policy Manual (3MB pdf) is for official use by the Office of Management and Budget and may be used as a resource by other agencies in development of their human resource policies. While the OMB Policy Manual serves as an example, agency policies should specifically pertain to the agency’s needs and may differ from the OMB Policy Manual. HRMS staff is available to assist in development and/or review of agency human resource policies.

Universal Employment Policies

As part of an ongoing effort to improve certain HR functions for state agencies, a universal set of employment policies is being developed. The intent is to improve understanding of workplace expectations and requirements by these simplified, standardized policies. The following Universal State of ND Policies are also contained in the OMB Human Resource Policy Manual (3MB pdf):

Administrative Rules

Article 4-07: Organization of Human Resource Management Services

Title 59.5: State Personnel Board