Date Requested: February 13, 2015
Time Requested: 02:57 PM
Agency: Corrections
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2956 Introduced SB449
CBD Subject: Salaries



Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

A New Program

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    Additional funding needed to implement a $2,000 pay raise, and pay plan as addressed in the the Legislative Post Audit's Examination of the Current Salaries, Turnover, Overtime and Vacancies for Correctional Officer Positions at the West Virginia Division of Corrections. This will hopefully address the problems with turnover in the Division. As discussed the the Post Audit Examination WV Division of Corrections is one of the lowest paid Division of Corrections in the Country.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 6,610,417 6,610,417
Personal Services 0 5,084,936 5,084,936
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 1,525,481 1,525,481
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):

    Year one of implementation starting 7/1/2015 will be the highest year this year will address the $2,000 raise, and raising all vacant positions to $2,000 increase in base pay, and starting the first year of the implementation plan
    Year 1 Estimated Impact
    FY2016 - Personal Services $5,084,936
     Benefits (@ 30%) $1,525,480
    FY2016 Total $6,610,417
    Year 2 Estimated Impact
    Fy2017 Personal Services $1,107,544
     Benefits @ 30% $ 443,017
    FY2017 Total $1,550,561
    Year 3 Estimated Impact
    FY2018 Personal Services $ 850,423
     Benefits @ 30% $ 340,169
    FY2018 Total $1,190,592


    Please note that this first year will have both a 2,000 raise and an increase to those under the pay plan. Bill says they both start 7/1/2015
    Also I did not figure this but there is no discussion in the Bill whether this is retroactive or not. So if it is that was not figured in this amount either.
    These numbers are based only on current employees retaining their job for the next three years, the pay plan increases per the bill, and the difference in the amount of starting salary in vacancies. I did not take into account any of the vacancies being filled and falling under the pay plan.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Bryan Arthur
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