(By Delegates Douglas, Kuhn, Angotti, Azinger, Butcher, Caputo, Flanigan, Hatfield, Louisos, Manchin, Marshall, Mattaliano, McGraw, Modesitt, Overington, Perdue, Prunty, L. Smith, Stalnaker, Tucker, H. White, and Willison)

Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to conduct a study of the current management of personnel needs by the State of West Virginia and its departments, divisions and agencies.

Whereas , Employment is near saturation in some areas of the State, resulting in difficulties in filling essential positions in a timely manner; and
Whereas , Management of the state's workforce requires policies to be in place that fill vacancies without undue delay when qualified persons have been identified and are available; and
Whereas , The Legislature needs accurate information regarding the feasibility of adopting alternative hiring methods which are more expeditious; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the current management of state personnel needs, with specific emphasis on the following areas of inquiry:
(a) The current personnel needs of the State; and
(b) Factors contributing to the length to time it takes to fill personnel vacancies; and
(c) Current recruitment practices; and
(d) Whether state policies and practices could be more effective and expeditious; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2001, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expense necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriation to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.