West Virginia Legislature
2019 Regular Session
House Bill 2132
By Delegate Caputo
January 9, 2019; Referred
to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §5-5-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the amount of annual and incremental salary increases for eligible employees from $60 to $100; and changing eligibility from three years of service to one.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 5. SALARY INCREASE FOR STATE EMPLOYEES.
§5-5-2. Granting incremental salary increases based on years of service.
Every eligible employee with
three one or more years of service
shall receive an annual salary increase equal to $60 $100 times
the employee’s years of service. In each fiscal year and on or before July 31,
each eligible employee shall receive an annual increment increase of $60
$100 for that fiscal year.
Every employee becoming newly eligible as a result of meeting the
years one year of service minimum requirement on July 1, in any
fiscal year is entitled to the annual salary increase equal to $60 $100
times the employee’s years of service, where he or she has not in a previous
fiscal year received the benefit of an increment computation. Thereafter, the
employee shall receive a single annual increment increase of $60 $100
for each subsequent fiscal year.
(c) These incremental increases are in addition to any across-the-board, cost-of-living, or percentage salary increases which may be granted in any fiscal year by the Legislature.
shall not be construed to does not prohibit other pay increases based on
merit, seniority, promotion, or other reason, if funds are available for the
other pay increases: Provided, That the executive head of each spending
unit shall first grant the mandated increase in compensation in this section to
all eligible employees prior to the consideration of any increases based on
merit, seniority, promotion, or other reason.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to increase the amount of annual and incremental salary increases for eligible employees from $60 to $100. The bill changes eligibility criteria from three years of service to one.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.