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  • Gift Card Policy
    • To establish a policy for minimizing or eliminating the risks associated with gift cards while maintaining the integrity of program requirements.
  • Meals and Meetings Policy
    • To establish a policy with guidelines for the appropriate purchase of food for County activities and events.
  • Procurement Card Policy
    • To provide rules and guidelines for the use and administration of the procurement card program, as well as the controls and measures needed to help mitigate inherent risks.
  • Travel Policy
    • To establish the rules and guidelines for the authorization and reimbursement of travel expenses incurred by employees when travel is necessary to conduct business on behalf of the County.


  • Personnel Ordinance
    • The purpose of this Personnel Ordinance is to establish a personnel system that shall promote a fair and effective means of employee recruitment and selection; develop and maintain an effective and responsible work force; promote understanding, cooperation, equal treatment, and efficiency; and provide the means for removal of unsatisfactory employees. This Ordinance is established under the authority of Chapter 153A, Article 5, and Chapter 126 of the North Carolina General Statutes.


  • Economic Development Policy
    • The purpose of the program is to broaden and diversify the tax base (create new job opportunities for the citizens of Buncombe County) and promote the economic growth and welfare of Buncombe County. The program is adopted with the intent of complimenting any incentive program that may be adopted by a municipality within Buncombe County or by the State of North Carolina.