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Introduced Version - Originating in Committee House Concurrent Resolution 126 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 126

(By Delegates Howell, C. Martin, Azinger, Barnhart, Cadle, Caputo, Diserio, Hamrick, Hansen, Hott, D. Jeffries, J. Jeffries, Jennings, Little, Pyles, Staggers, Swartzmiller, Sypolt, Tomblin, Walker, Wilson, Worrell.)

[Originating in the Committee on Government Organization; Reported on February 28, 2020]

 

Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the Division of Personnel regarding the policies and practices of the division, including evaluating applicants for employment, the timeliness of hiring and the correlation of certain exemptions from the division regarding hiring, evaluating the pay-scale administered by the division and to evaluate the management practices of the division.

Whereas, Several Departments of State Government have requested and have been granted statutory exemptions to the Division of Personnel classified system due to staffing shortages and delays in the hiring process as administered by the division; and

Whereas, Recruitment and retention of qualified employees in the classified service is the central mission of the Division of Personnel, however staffing shortages persist statewide from the state hospitals to the Division of Highways and the Legislature is committed to identifying the problems with recruitment and retention and by identifying solutions to those problems, including reviewing and evaluating the exemptions to the division and their effectiveness; and

Whereas, Public employees provide the vast array of governmental services to the citizens and businesses in this state to ensure everyone enjoys a high quality of life with predictable regulations to protect the public and the environment, and to provide for the necessary infrastructure for business and industry to thrive and requires a qualified and reliable workforce; therefore be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the Division of Personnel regarding the policies and practices of the division, including evaluating applicants for employment, the timeliness of hiring and the correlation of certain exemptions from the division regarding hiring, evaluating the pay-scale administered by the division and to evaluate the management practices of the division; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Division of Personnel and the Department of Administration, the Department of Health and Human Resources, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Commerce shall cooperate with the Legislature in the conduct of this study; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the Regular Session of the Legislature, 2021, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.

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