April 19, 2007
The State Personnel Board met on April 19, 2007 at 2:00
p.m. to conduct business and to consider other administrative matters. Present
at the meeting were Robert Ferguson, Jr., Chairman, and members Sharon Lynch,
Eugene Stump and Elizabeth D. Walker. Others in attendance were: Billie
Jo Streyle-Anderson, Director of the Division of Personnel; Tim Basford,
Tari Crouse, Evelyn Davis, and Jim Wells, Assistant Directors of Classification
and Compensation, Employee Communications and Information, Organization and
Human Resource Development, and Employee Relations, respectively; and, Shelly
Lowery, Secretary to the Board.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the March 15, 2007 meeting had been sent to the members of the Board prior to the meeting. Chairman Ferguson asked for any additions or corrections. There being none, Mr. Stump moved the minutes be accepted. Ms. Walker seconded the motion. The March 15, 2007 minutes were approved by unanimous consent.
CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSALS
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE ARTS
Division of Rehabilitation
Upon motion of Ms. Walker, seconded by Ms. Lynch, the State
Personnel Board approved proposal #2405, designating the West Virginia Rehabilitation
Center of the Division of Rehabilitation Services as the organizational unit
for a reduction in force due to material changes in the organization and
lack of funds. The reduction in force is effective no sooner than the close
of business on May 4, 2007, allowing at least fifteen days of notice to affected
employees, and noting that the Division plans for the reduction in force
to be effective as of the close of business on June 30, 2007. Judy Neal
of the West Virginia Rehabilitation Center had questions for the Board.
Delegate Nancy Peoples Guthrie addressed the Board regarding the closure
of the facility. Tari McClintock Crouse, Assistant Director of Employee
Communications and Information, presented the proposal.
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Upon motion of Ms. Lynch, seconded by Mr. Stump, the State Personnel Board approved proposal #2406, designating the Department of Environmental Protection, as the organizational unit for an interdepartmental transfer. The transfer is due to the elimination of positions in the Department of Environmental Protection, and subsequent consolidation of those eliminated positions in the Office of Technology of the Department of Administration and is in accordance with the Interdepartmental Transfer of Permanent State Employees emergency rule (143CSR7). These actions are effective no sooner than May 16, 2007. Chairman Ferguson recused himself from consideration of the proposal. Tari McClintock Crouse, Assistant Director of Employee Communications and Information, presented the proposal.
Revision - Secondary Employment/Certain Volunteer
Upon motion of Mr. Stump, seconded by Ms. Walker, the State Personnel
Board approved revisions to the Division of Personnel policy regarding Secondary
Employment/Certain Volunteer Activity (DOP-P21). The revisions reflect
that the purpose of the policy is to set standards and provide a process
for a determination of conflict or no conflict between an employee’s proposed
secondary employment or certain volunteer activity and the employee’s primary
State employment. Other revisions clarify the roles of the Ethics Commission
and/or the State Personnel Board in reviewing the requests and indicate that
the Appointing Authority makes the final determination of whether there is
an employment conflict between any proposed activity and the primary State
job. The policy and related form also include general prohibitions that
are applicable to all employees covered by the policy.
The policy revisions are effective May 1, 2007 and will soon be
posted to the Division of Personnel web site at http://www.state.wv.us/admin/personnel/emprel/POLICIES/Policies.htm.
It was noted that the Veterans Affairs proposal tabled at the March 15, 2007 meeting would remain tabled until the May 17, 2007 meeting in order to gather additional information regarding the request.
With no further business, the meeting
The next state Personnel Board meeting is
scheduled for May 17, 2007, at 2:00
p.m. in Building 6, Room B-425, State Capitol Complex, Charleston, West Virginia.
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