Michael F. Easley, Governor
Buck Lattimore, Chairman

Stephen T. Gheen
Chief Deputy Commissioner
Office: 919-807-2540
Home: 919-384-1292

Bernadine S. Ballance, Commissioner
Thomas J. Bolch, Commissioner
Laura K. Mavretic, Commissioner
Renée C. Riggsbee, Commissioner
Christopher Scott, Commissioner
Dianne C. Sellers, Commissioner

North Carolina
Industrial Commission




TO:         All Interested Parties

FROM:   Stephen T. Gheen, Chief Deputy Commissioner

DATE:    January 16, 2003

RE:        Deputy Commissioner Hearings—Adverse Weather Policy

            Industrial Commission Rule 611(7) provides that “[i]n the event of inclement weather or natural disaster, hearings shall be cancelled if the proceedings in the General Court of Justice in the county in which the hearings are set are cancelled.” The State Tort Claim Rules of the Industrial Commission have an equivalent provision.

            Therefore, parties should check their local news media for closings. If you should have any questions regarding any hearing, please communicate with the Deputy Commissioner assigned to the case or that Deputy's Legal Assistant.

            Thank you for your attention to this matter. I remain in your service.

N.C. Industrial Commission · 4319 Mail Service Center · Raleigh, NC 27699-4319
Phone:  (919) 807-2500 · Fax:  (919) 715-0282
Internet Address:  http://www.comp.state.nc.us/