01 NCAC 38 .0401             OFFICIAL USE ONLY

(a)  State‑owned passenger‑carrying vehicles shall be driven only by state employees and used for official state business only.  It shall be unlawful for any state employee to use a state‑owned vehicle for any private purpose whatsoever.  Commuting privileges approved by the Division are not considered a private purpose.

(b)  An employee with an individual permanently assigned vehicle may drive the vehicle to and from his/her home when one or more of the following conditions exist:

(1)           By virtue of his/her position, the employee is entitled to use the vehicle and is so approved and authorized by the Secretary of Administration.

(2)           See G.S. 143-341(8)(i)(7a).

(3)           Employee's home is his/her official work station and the vehicle is parked at home when not being used for official business.

(4)           State‑owned vehicle is required for a trip the following workday and employee's home is closer to the destination than the regular work station, and the employee does not have to report to his/her regular work station before beginning the trip.  Frequent occurrence of this situation would require the Division's approval.

(c)  Temporary and agency assigned vehicles may not be driven to an employee's home unless one of the above four conditions apply.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑341(8)i;

Eff. October 1, 1992.