H. B. 2286
(By Mr. Speaker, (Mr. Thompson) and Delegate Armstead)
[By Request of the Executive]
[Introduced January 17, 2007; referred to the
Committee on Finance.]
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §5-5-6, relating to
a monetary incentive for eligible employees.
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-5-6, to read as
ARTICLE 5. SALARY INCREASE FOR STATE EMPLOYEES.
§5-5-6. Granting monetary incentive to eligible employees during
fiscal year two thousand eight.
(a) Every eligible employee employed on the first day of
August, two thousand seven who has seven months or more of service
as of the first day of August, two thousand seven shall receive a
monetary incentive for the purpose of recruitment, retention, and
improving the efficiency and effectiveness of public service.
(b) The monetary incentive shall be provided in an amount
equal to two and one-half percent of the base salary of the
eligible employee as of the first day of August, two thousand
, That the minimum monetary incentive provided
under this section shall be six hundred dollars and the maximum
monetary incentive provided under this section shall be twelve
(c) The monetary incentive provided under this section shall
be provided in one payment after the thirty-first day of July, two
thousand seven but prior to the thirty-first day of December, two
thousand seven on a date selected by the Auditor of the State of
(d) This monetary incentive is in addition to any
across-the-board, cost-of-living or percentage salary increases
which may be granted by the Legislature, or incremental salary
increase based on years of service in accordance with the
provisions of section two of this article.
(e) This section shall not be construed to prohibit other pay
increases based on merit, seniority, promotion or other reason, if
funds are available for the other pay increases: Provided,
the executive head of each spending unit shall first consider the
mandated increase in compensation for all eligible employees in
this section in providing any increases based on merit, seniority,
promotion or other reason.
Note: The purpose of this bill is to provide a one-time,
monetary incentive for eligible employees for the purposes of
recruitment, retention, and improving the quality of service
provided by the State of West Virginia.
§5-5-6 is new; therefore underscoring and strike-throughs have