The ACFs proposed Legislative concerns for 2002-2003
Eligibility to participate in the catastrophic leave bank for those faculty or faculty equivalents who earn and accrue sick leave.
§18B-9-10. Higher education employees' catastrophic leave bank and leave transfer.
Higher education employees' catastrophic leave bank and leave transfer. (a) A classified or nonclassified employee employed by the higher education governing board or by the central office may donate sick and annual leave to a leave bank established and operated in accordance with the provisions of subsection (c) of this section or directly to another employee in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of this section. No employee shall be compelled to donate sick or annual leave.
Annual increment pay: All state employees except Higher Education Faculty are eligible to receive an annual salary increase at $50 times number of years service.
For the purposes of this article: (1) "Eligible employee" means any regular full-time employee of the state or any spending unit thereof who is eligible for membership in any state retirement system of the state of West Virginia or other retirement plan authorized by the state: Provided, That the mandatory salary increase required by this article shall not apply to any faculty employee at public institutions of higher learning or any employee of the state whose compensation is fixed by statute or by statutory schedule, (except that the clerks, deputy clerks and magistrate assistants of magistrate courts shall be eligible for the incremental salary increases provided in this article and with such increases to be allowable in addition to the maximum salaries and compensation for such employee offices under the magistrate court system statutes of article one, chapter fifty of the code), nor shall this article be construed to mandate an increase in the salary of any elected or appointed officer of the state; (2) "years of service" means full years of totaled service as an employee of the state of West Virginia; (3) "spending unit" means any state office, department, agency, board, commission, institution, bureau or other designated body authorized to hire employees
§5-5-2. Granting incremental salary increases based on years of service.
In each fiscal year thereafter and on the first day of July, each eligible employee shall receive an annual increment increase of fifty dollars for that fiscal year. Every employee becoming newly eligible as a result of meeting the three years of service minimum requirement on the first day of July in any fiscal year subsequent to one thousand nine hundred ninety-six, is entitled to the annual salary increase equal to fifty dollars times the employees' years of service, where he or she has not in a previous fiscal year received the benefit of an increment computation; and shall receive a single annual increment increase thereafter of fifty dollars for each subsequent fiscal year. This article 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, 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
Higher education faculty having the right to serve in the Legislature;
Runaway increases in the premium cost of PEIA vis-à-vis the very small annual raises. being given. There is an ancillary issue with PEIA that spouses who have the option of insurance in their jobs must take it rather than be covered under the Higher Education options. There is a question about whether those current employees will be grandfathered in. There is also a question about how this will work in the situation where the spouse works for another