(a) Any division, department, agency, instrumentality, authority, or political subdivision of the State of North Carolina is authorized to participate in a program of interchange of employees with divisions, departments, agencies, instrumentalities, authorities, or political subdivisions of the federal government, of another state, or of this State, as a sending agency or a receiving agency.
(b) The period of individual assignment, detail, or leave of absence under an interchange program shall not exceed two years.
(c) The temporary assignment of the employee may be terminated by mutual agreement between the sending agency and the receiving agency.
(d) Elected officials may not participate in a program of interchange under this Article. (1977, c. 783, s. 1.)